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Rare Book School 1993

From: Terry Belanger <books>
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 1993
The final version of the Rare Book School 1993 brochure comes back from
the printer tomorrow and will begin to be distributed at once. Here is
its gist:

Rare Book School 1993 Courses

Week 1:  5 -  9 July
   11   Type, Lettering and Calligraphy, 1450-1830. James Mosley
   12   Collecting Travel Literature. John Parker
   13   American Historical Bibliography. George A. Miles/William
            S. Reese
   14   Introduction to Rare Book Librarianship. Daniel Traister
   15   Managing the Past. Nicolas Barker

Week 2: 12 - 16 July
   21   Aims & Methods of Codicological Research. Albert Derolez
   22   History of the Printed Book. Alice Schreyer/Peter VanWingen
   23   Book Illustration to the Year 1880. Terry Belanger
   24   The Development of Lithography. Michael Twyman
   25   Descriptive Bibliography, 1820-1914. Michael Winship
   26   Publishers' Bookbindings, 1830-1910. Sue Allen

Week 3: 19 - 23 July
   31   Latin Palaeography, 1100-1500. Albert Derolez
   32   Rare Materials in Anglo-American Law. Morris I. Cohen/David
   33   European Bookbinding, 1500-1800 (I: Conservators). Nicholas
   34   Rare Book Cataloging. Suzy Taraba
   35   Search & Using Rare Book Bibliographies. D. W. Krummel
   36   Electronic Formats in a Rare Books Environment. John Price-
            Wilkin, assisted by David Seaman and Christie Stephenson

Week 4: 26 - 30 July
   41   Introduction to Medieval & Early Renaissance Bookbinding
            Structures. Christopher Clarkson
   42   European Decorative Bookbinding. Mirjam Foot
   43   The Use of Physical Evidence in Early Printed Books. Paul
   44   European Bookbinding, 1500-1800 (II: Historians). Nicholas
   45   Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography. Terry Belanger
            and David Ferris
   46   Advanced Seminar in Special Collections Administration.
            Samuel A. Streit and Merrily E. Taylor

Description of courses new in RBS 1993

12    Collecting Travel Literature. The course will explore the value of
      travel literature in research library collections through
      consideration of the following topics: travel literature as a
      genre; the historical development of travel literature from
      ancient times to the end of the c19; major themes in travel
      literature (commerce, religion, science, adventure, journalism);
      travel literature as an approach to many disciplines
      (anthropology, ecology, geography, geology, natural history,
      oceanography, sociology); maps and illustrations; bibliographies
      and major collections; philosophy of collecting (originals,
      facsimiles, modern editions). Instructor: John Parker.

15    Managing the Past. This course is intended for librarians to whom
      the custody of books printed or written before 1850 is, willingly
      or unwillingly, part of the day's work. What to buy, how to buy,
      whether to sell (and if so, how and when) is on the agenda; but
      the core of the course will be the analysis of copy-specific data:
      what makes this copy, in (or about to be in) my library different
      from and more important than anyone else's? Instructor: Nicolas

24    The Development of Lithography. This course, which will explore a
      wide range of applications of lithography in Europe, is aimed at
      those who are concerned with books, prints, and ephemera
      especially of the first half of the c19. Topics include:
      Senefelder and the discovery of lithography; lithographic stones
      and presses; the work of the lithographic draftsman, letterer, and
      printer; early lithographed books and other printing; the
      development of particular genres, including music printing;
      chromolithography in the context of color printing. Instructor:
      Michael Twyman.

36    Electronic Formats in a Rare Books Environment. This course, which
      will make use of the Alderman Library's Electronic Text Center and
      computer instructional laboratory, will include considerable
      hands-on practice in the conversion of text records to electronic
      formats. Topics include: the conversion of original printed
      materials to electronic formats, and the issues surrounding the
      creation of high-resolution images necessary for providing
      electronic access to rare book collections; the available options
      for conversion to electronic formats; making choices among
      competing formats. Instructors: John Price-Wilkins, assisted by
      David Seaman and Christie Stephenson.

42    European Decorative Bookbinding. An historical survey of de-
      corative bookbinding in England and on the European Continent,
      concentrating on the period 1500-1800, but with examples drawn
      from the late seventh to the late twentieth century. Topics
      include: the emergence and development of a number of decorative
      techniques and styles; readership and collecting; the history of
      bookbinding in a wider historical context; some of the pitfalls
      and possibilities of binding research. Enrollment in this course
      is limited to those who have taken Nicholas Pickwoad's RBS course
      (see above, no. 33). Instructor: Mirjam Foot.

Tuition for each course will be $510. Write, telephone, or FAX
(804/924-8824) for a copy of the Expanded Course Description sheet
and an application form.

-Terry Belanger
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Received on Wednesday, 3 February, 1993

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