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Lecture on incunabula

From: Clare Manias <cmanias>
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
A Census of Bookbindings on Incunables
Lecture by Scott Husby
Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 522
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 6pm

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 in
New York City. Butler Library is located on the south side of the

The lecture sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Guild of
Bookworkers and is free, but please RSVP to Clare Manias by November
10 2006 at cmanias [at] yahoo__com or call 212-851-5603. Refreshments will
be served.

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