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Subject: Course on 19th century American publishers' bindings

Course on 19th century American publishers' bindings

From: David Smith <dgs4cb<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
American Publishers' Bookbindings, 1800-1900
Rare Book School
Charlottesville, Virginia

This summer Rare Book School is excited to offer a new course
designed specifically for students interested in the history of
bookbinding in the United States, especially bibliographers,
curators, conservators, and book dealers who need to identify and
preserve the physical elements of bindings.

American Publishers' Bookbindings, 1800-1900 introduces students to
the most important developments in 19th-century bookbinding, from
the small shops at the beginning of the century to the large
factories and mass production at its end. Specific topics include
the transition to case binding, the organization of labor, and the
introduction of cloth as a binding material. Students will also
study important individuals who introduced new methods of binding,
as well as and elements of decoration, including stamping,
ribbon-embossed cloth, and decorated endpapers.  This course will be
offered during the week of July 28-August 1, 2014 in
Charlottesville, VA.

See the course website


for a complete description.

Rare Book School is currently receiving applications for this and
all other courses. To apply, please visit please myRBS


to set up your account and submit your application materials. For
general information on the application process, visit the RBS
Application and Admissions page


Please write to rbs_programs<-a t->virginia< . >edu if you have any questions
about either course or the application process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

David Grant Smith
Program Assistant
Rare Book School

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Received on Thursday, 27 February, 2014

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