[GBW] incunable lecture, Cambridge, MA

Amanda Hegarty achmhe at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 29 07:56:32 EST 2008


Bookbindings on Incunables Lecture
  
   
  The New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is pleased to present a lecture by Scott Husby, who recently retired as Rare Books Conservator at Princeton University.  Husby will present his project on the identification of incunables that retain their original bindings.  He will discuss where texts were bound, the manner in which they were bound, and how the bindings were decorated.  From this information, he has drawn some conclusions about text distribution in the early days of printing.  This ongoing project began at Princeton University, and has since expanded to include information about the collections of the Huntington Library, Morgan Library, and the Grolier Club, among others.  Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting talk about these beautiful books.
   
  For a sneak preview, please visit the website: www.bibsocamer.org/BibSite/Husby/
   
   
  The lecture will take place at the Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA, on Thursday, February 28th at 6pm.  It is free and open to the public.  Directions and a map can be found on the library’s website: www.radcliffe.edu/schles/visitor_information.php.
   



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