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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Plantin-Moretus Press
- From: Phil Weimerskirch <PHILWH@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 17:35:05 -0400
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- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dirk Imhof, Curator of Rare Books at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in
Antwerp, Belgium, will be giving a talk on "Three Centuries of Printing:
The Plantin-Moretus Press of Antwerp" at the Providence (R.I.) Public
Library on Wednesday, June 25th, at 6:00 P.M. After discussing this
famous family of printers, Mr. Imhof will describe the Plantin-Moretus
Museum. The Museum houses a remarkable collection of early printing
presses, type, woodblocks, copperplates etc. as well as the archives of
the firm going back to the sixteenth century, a fine collection of prints,
drawings and paintings, and a great library. The talk will be illustrated
with slides and it is being co-sponsored by the Providence Public Library
and the New England Chapter of the American Printing History Association.
It is free and open to the public. There will be a small exhibition of
books and prints relating to the talk as well as a larger one of early and
modern fine bindings from the Special Collections Department.
Phil Weimerskirch, Special Collections Librarian, PPL <PHILWH@dsl.