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[BKARTS] Exhibition tour: Protecting the Word-Bookbindings of the Morgan library



 The GBW NY Chapter is organizing a tour of the exhibition, "Protecting
the Word: Bookbindings of the Morgan Library," with the exhibition's
curator H. George Fletcher. There are just a couple of spots left.

The
exhibition consists of about 55 outstanding bindings from the Library's
Special Bindings Collection, which was developed to exemplify the
history of bookbinding. The bindings on view include the jeweled
binding of the Lindau Gospels, the Coptic Tracery Binding, one of the finest surviving examples of coptic binding, as well as bindings by Roger Bartlett and Paul Bonet.

H. George Fletcher is a former curator at the Morgan. He recently retired as Director of Special Collections at the New York Public Library.

The tour will take place at 3pm on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Morgan Library and Museum.

Admission, which covers the cost of entrance to the museum, is $10 and must be paid in advance to reserve a spot on the tour..

To register, or for more information, contact Rachel Lapkin: rlapkin@xxxxxxxx or 718-817-8754 and send a check payable to The Guild of Book Workers by February 27th to:

Rachel Lapkin
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, New York 10458

The Morgan Library and Museum is located at
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street in New York City.

>From the The Morgan Library and Museum website:
"Protecting the Word: Bookbindings of the Morgan" presents a selection of outstanding works from the collection. Highlights include a bejeweled eighth-century binding used on the famous Lindau
Gospels, a magnificent seventh-to-eighth–century Coptic work, and a
seventeenth-century English Bible and prayer book in stump work embroidery. Together, these and approximately 50
additional works in the exhibition, demonstrate the skill and artistry
of bookbinding at its finest.

http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?id=13

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/arts/design/19morg.html


                                    
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