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Rare Book School 1999

From: Terry Belanger <fac-fbap>
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999
Rare Book School 1999 (RBS)

Rare Book School is pleased to announce its schedule of courses for
the summer of 1999, consisting of 27 five-day, non-credit courses on
topics concerning the history of books and printing, manuscripts,
and special collections, to be offered on the grounds of the
University of Virginia 12 July - 6 August.  Tuition per course for
the RBS 1999 Summer Session is $640.  The complete brochure,
expanded course descriptions, and applications are available at

Readers of the Conservation DistList may find the courses featured
below to be of particular interest:

42.  The Use of Physical Evidence in Early Printed Books.

    The use of a wide variety of evidence--paper, type, rubrication
    and illumination, bindings, ownership marks, and annotations--to
    shed light both on questions of analytical bibliography and
    wider questions of book distribution, provenance, and use. There
    will be a fairly detailed discussion and analysis of both good
    and bad features in existing reference works on early printing.
    The seminar assumes a basic knowledge of descriptive
    bibliography and some familiarity with Latin. Instructor: Paul

    PAUL NEEDHAM became Scheide Librarian at Princeton University in
    1998, before which he worked at Sotheby's and at the Pierpont
    Morgan Library. Among his books is Twelve Centuries of
    Bookbinding: 400-1600 (1979). He has given RBS Master Classes on
    early printed books at the Morgan and at the Huntington.

43. European Bookbinding, 1500-1800.

    How bookbinding in the post-medieval period developed to meet
    the demands placed on it by the growth of printing; techniques
    and materials employed to meet these demands; the development of
    temporary bindings (for example, pamphlets and publishers'
    bindings); the emergence of structures usually associated with
    volume production in the C19; the dating of undecorated
    bindings; the identification of national and local binding
    styles. Instructor: Nicholas Pickwoad.

    NICHOLAS PICKWOAD is a book conservator in private practice.
    From 1992 to 1995, he was Conservator at the Harvard University
    Library, before which he was Advisor to the [English] National
    Trust for Conservation. This will be the 20th time he has taught
    his celebrated course at RBS.

Book Arts Press
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Fax: 804-924-8824

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:78
                   Distributed: Friday, April 2, 1999
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Received on Tuesday, 30 March, 1999

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