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Bibliographical descriptions of Agrippa (a book of the dead).

Hodge, James J. “Bibliographic Description of Agrippa” (Commissioned for The Agrippa Files).

This detailed bibliographical description of Agrippa was commissioned for The Agrippa Files, and is based on examination of the copy in the New York Public Library supplemented by examination of the privately-held “Archive-1” copy of the work (shown to the site editors by the publisher, Kevin Begos, Jr.) and the “promotional prospectus” in the Whitney Museum of American Art. Also consulted were descriptions of other known publicly-accessible copies in museums and libraries. Correspondence and an interview with the publisher supplied additional information.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “Ashbaugh and Gibson’s Agrippa: A Description of the Book Based Upon My Examination of the NYPL Copy.”

MGK (Matthew G. Kirschenbaum’s blog). 4 June 2004. Retrieved 26 Sept. 2005.

Kirschenbaum, whose introduction to his Mechanisms: New Media and the New Textuality (under contract to MIT Press, scheduled publication Fall 2006) discusses Agrippa and its early reception, provides a bibliographical description of the the copy held by the New York Public Library. (more…)

Center for Book Arts. Physical Description of Agrippa (a book of the dead).

Center for Book Arts. 1993. Retrieved 26 Sept. 2005.

Brief bibliographical description of Agrippa concentrating on the physical artifact; created for the Center for Book Arts’s exhibition of Agrippa, NYC, 24 April-19 June, 1993. (more…)

Publicly Accessible Copies of Agrippa

Three copies of Agrippa (a book of the dead) are known to be in the collections of libraries and museums: the New York Public Library in New York, NY < >, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI < >, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England < >. It is noteworthy that neither the Library of Congress nor the British Library owns a copy.

The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, New York < > has a promotional prospectus of Agrippa.