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Subject: Lecture on Alice C. Morse

Lecture on Alice C. Morse

From: Amanda Hegarty <amanda_hegarty<-a>
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
The New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is pleased to
present an illustrated lecture by Mindy Dubansky on book designer
Alice C. Morse (1863-1961).

In 1997, Dubansky, librarian and conservator at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art,  discovered a trove of cover designs by Morse in a
storage area at the Museum.   Like her contemporaries, Sarah Wyman
Whitman and Margaret Armstrong, Morse designed wonderful bindings,
emblematic of the American Decorative Arts Movement.  Over a
ten-year period, Dubansky collected 80 published books designed by
Morse and recently, curated a exhibition on Morse's life and work at
the Grolier Club.  She has written a book about Morse, The Proper
Decoration of Book Covers: The Life and Work of Alice C. Morse.

Please join us to hear a delightful speaker describe her findings
about an important designer from an exciting period of book

The talk will talk place Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Schlesinger
Library at 6 pm.  Free and open to the public.  Books will be
available for sale.

Directions can be found at


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