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Deborah Evetts Lecture at The Grolier Club

To add to the list of book-related talks going on this week:
The New York Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is pleased to announce a
lecture series to be held at the Grolier Club (47 East 60th St., NYC),
starting this Thursday evening (Oct. 26), 6-7pm with a talk by Deborah
Evetts, _25 Years of Book Conservation at the Pierpont Morgan Library_. This
talk is lavishly illustrated with over 140 color slides to show details of
the historical and geographic evolution of conservation techniques. The
wonderful manuscripts, early printed books, autograph letters, music
manuscripts, etc. undergoing treatment, are shown during every stage of
conservation. This presentation also looks at what repairs to badly damaged
bindings are possible and when repairing is impractical and rebinding is the
only alternative. In this age of disposable machine-bound books, it is
fascinating to realize the amazing durability of historical bindings and to
see why they have lasted so well.
   The talk is free of charge and open to the public, and will be followed
by a reception, co-sponsored by the Grolier Club and Ocker and Trapp Library
Bindery. Hope those of you in the NY area can come!

The series continues:
Thursday, Nov. 16, 6pm--Mindell Dubansky, _Contemporary Artists' Edition

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