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Rare Book School 1998

From: John Buchtel <fac-fbap>
Date: Monday, March 9, 1998
Books At Virginia: Rare Book School 1998 (RBS): Rare Book School is
pleased to announce its schedule of courses for the summer of 1998,
24 five-day non-credit courses of bookish interest to be offered on
the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, 13
July - 7 August. The complete brochure and Expanded Course
Descriptions are available at our Web site:


Rare Book School 1998 Summer Session: cost per course: $595.

Subscribers to this list may find the courses listed below to be of
particular interest:

41 European Decorative Bookbinding. An historical survey of
decorative bookbinding in England and on the European Continent,
concentrating on the period 1500-1800, but with examples drawn from
the late c7 to the late c20. Topics include: the emergence and
development of various decorative techniques and styles; readership
and collecting; the history of bookbinding in a wider historical
context; the pitfalls and possibilities of binding research.
Enrollment in this course is strictly limited to those who have
already taken Nicholas Pickwoad's RBS bookbinding course, European
Bookbinding, 1500-1800 (see no. 43). Instructor: Mirjam Foot.

Mirjam Foot is Director of Collections and Preservation in the
British Library. She is the author of many books and articles on the
history of bookbinding, including _Studies in the History of
Bookbinding_(1993) and (with Howard Nixon) _The History of Decorated
Bookbinding in England_ (1992). She delivered the 1997 Panizzi
Lectures at the British Library.

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 Needham.

Paul Needham became Curator of the Scheide Collection at the
Princeton University Library earlier this year, before which he
worked at Sotheby's and the Pierpont Morgan Library. He has given
RBS Master Classes on early printed books at the Morgan and at the

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 19th time he has taught his
celebrated course at RBS.

    Book Arts Press/Rare Book School
    114 Alderman Library
    The University of Virginia
    biblio [at] virginia__edu
    fac-fbap [at] poe__acc__virginia__edu

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