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[BKARTS] A Census of Bookbindings on Incunables--Lecture in NYC November 15th

A Census of Bookbindings on Incunables
Lecture by Scott Husby
Date: Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 at 6pm
At Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 522

Scott Husby, the Rare Books Conservator at Princeton
University has been compiling information on
incunables held in American library collections that
retain their original gothic bindings. So far he has
examined over 11,000 bindings produced throughout
Europe that are held at the Huntington Library, the
Morgan Library and Museum, Union Theological Seminary,
and Columbia and Princeton Universities.

Using a comprehensive technique to survey the
bindings, the census contains descriptive information
and visual documentation on specific components of
each binding, such as decorative stamps, clasps and
furniture, endband construction, sewing structure, and
binding waste in addition to known historical
information. There are still many books to be added to
the census so Scott will
share with us findings he has made so far. Please join

Scott Husby has been a conservation bookbinder since
1973 and has been Rare Books Conservator at Princeton
University since 1997.

Columbia University is located at 2960 Broadway at
116th Street. Butler Library is located on the south
side of the Quad.

The lecture is sponsored by the New York Chapter of
the Guild of Book Workers and is free, but please RSVP
to Clare Manias by November 10th at cmanias@xxxxxxxxx
or call (212) 851-5603. Refreshments will be served.

Clare Manias

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