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[BKARTS] GBW New England Chapter Lecture



Please join us for an illustrated lecture by Christopher Clarkson:

"The Kennicott Bible: a description of its illumination, box-binding, &
conservation"
Friday 26 July 2002, 4:30 PM
Langdell North Classroom (at the North end of the Harvard Law Library)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Kennicott Bible was made at Corunna in north-west Spain for Isaac de
Braga.  It was written by a famous scribe named Moses ibn Zabara, who
completed the work in 1476.  The illuminations were executed by Joseph ibn
Hayyim, almost certainly a kinsman of Abraham ibn Hayyim, who had composed
a treatise on illumination around the 1460's.  The manuscript has an
extremely rare, highly decorated and contemporary Hispano-Moresque
box-binding.  Clarkson will describe aspects of the parchment, text and
illuminations as well as the construction of the box binding and of the
conservation problems.

For directions please see the web site of the Harvard Law
Library:  http://www.law.harvard.edu.  For more information please contact
me at jeff@handbookbinding.com or 617-623-7344.

-- Jeff Altepeter
Guild of Book Workers New England Chapter President

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