Scope and Contents: The Mendle Collection has seven main groupings. The first of these is the collection of James Moran Papers. Moran, a British author and historian of printing, wrote several books relating to printing, including a biography of British scholar and typographer Stanley Morison. Moran's papers consist primarily of material toward his books. The Ellic Howe Papers are another important part of the collection. These consist of Howe's (a British printer) notes on the history of the printing trade, including many interesting documents, and copies of his lectures. Correspondence makes up the bulk of the John G. Wilson materials. Wilson was a British book dealer, and his correspondence provides an inside view of the book trade. Two fine presses are also represented in the collection; the Alcuin Press and Gogmagog Press materials show book production in its various stages. An album of designs by artist and historian of French bookbinding Leon Gruel shows another fascinating aspect of book production. Finally, there are 10 groups of correspondence to and from various people in the book or printing trades; these letters, because of their variety, present a well-rounded view of the trades they discuss.