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[BKARTS] "The Well-Dressed Book" Exhibit & Symposium, University of Maryland

The University of Maryland Libraries’ exhibit “The Well-Dressed Book:
Cloth Book Binding in the United States, 1830—1920,” will open February
4, 2008. The exhibit explores the origins of cloth publishers’ bindings,
aspects of the design and manufacture of book bindings, bookbinding in
19^th century Baltimore, and the challenges of preservation. The exhibit
is presented in the Maryland Room Gallery, R. Lee Hornbake Library,
University of Maryland, College Park and runs through June 30, 2008.

On Friday, March 14, 2008, the University of Maryland Libraries will
host “The Well-Dressed Book: A Symposium on Nineteenth-Century American
Cloth Binding,”. The day-long symposium will feature scholars, curators,
and collectors exploring cloth publishers' bindings in
nineteenth-century America. The program will feature a number of leading
experts, including Michael Winship, Sue Allen, Steve Beare, Jessica
Lacher-Feldman, Robert Milevski, Douglas McElrath, and Randy Silverman.

Up-to-date information, registration and directions are available at:
http://lib.umd.edu/bindings. Or contact Doug McElrath at
dmcelrat@xxxxxxx <mailto:dmcelrat@xxxxxxx> or 301-405-9210.

(Apologizes extended for cross-postings.)

Bryan L.W. Draper
Collections Conservator
University of Maryland Libraries
McKeldin Library, Room B0213
College Park, MD  20742
(voice)301-405-9349 (fax)301-314-9971

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