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[BKARTS] Lecture: A Census of Bookbindings on Incunables, Nov. 15, NYC, addendum

Please note that in addition to the lecture, the Rare
Book and Manuscript Library exhibition gallery on the
6th floor of Butler will be open untill 6pm so that
lecture attendees will have an opportunity to view the
exhibition "Not Just Protecting the Text: Bookbindings
form the Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library" in
celebration of the Guild of Book Workers'100th

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

This event is sponsored by the Guild of Book Workers
and Columbia University Libraries.

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 us!

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 free, but please RSVP to Clare Manias
by November 11th at cmanias@xxxxxxxxx or call (212)
851-5603. Refreshments will be served.

Clare Manias
Guild of Book Workers,
New York Chapter

Clare Manias

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