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  • [+] More London Rare Books School – 2013 

    London Rare Books School – 2013
    Published since 05 Jul 2013

    A couple of appearances for me on the maps course last week, but a full-time commitment to the Modern First Editions course this week.  Booksellers generally love talking, of course – especially about books (and even more about themselves) – so it’s been an excellent week. A delightful if very mixed group of students.  The course well under way on Monday with a discursive session on the history and background of collecting modern books, the intellectual rationale of collecting, the nuances of textual transmission, the meaning of ‘modern’ in this context and the first appearance of author-collecting guides.

  • [+] More What do you see? Frontispieces of Margaret Cavendish – A Lecture by Maureen E. Mulvihill 

    What do you see? Frontispieces of Margaret Cavendish – A Lecture by Maureen E. Mulvihill
    Published since 12 Jun 2013

    Students of 17th century women writers, art history, and book culture will be interested in Maureen E. Mulvihill’s observations on the articulate frontispiece portraits of Margaret (Cavendish), Duchess of Newcastle, published in her remarkable corpus of work. With digital images, a table display of rare books (Mulvihill Collection), and a distributed bibliography, Maureen E. Mulvihill (Princeton Research Forum, Princeton NJ) will engage with these visual constructions as physical artifacts of 17th century book design and as ‘text’ to be read and parsed on the writer’s character and identity. Keynote speaker Maureen E. Mulvihill is a broadly published specialist on women writers, rare books, the London & Dublin book trade, and the intersection of literary text and the visual arts. She also has published on Rubens, Van Dyck, the Elzeviers, printers’ marks, watermarks, woodcuts, and the Stuart legacy of Veronese. She studied at Wisconsin, the Yale Center for British Art, the Columbia University Rare Book School, and, as an NEH Fellow, Johns Hopkins University. Since the 1980s, she has been a visiting professor and speaker on many campuses. She is at work on Irishwomen’s political writings and response c1603-1801.

  • [+] More ABAA’s First Official Webinar for Antiquarian Booksellers 

    ABAA’s First Official Webinar for Antiquarian Booksellers
    Published since 26 May 2011

    “It was a pleasurable, fascinating hour and fifteen minutes, with exceptionally detailed answers to many burning questions.” Kara McLaughlin of Little Sages Books was one of the 20 participants in the first ABAA Webinar which was held on May 17, 2011. The faculty, namely Sarah Baldwin, George Krzyminski, Brian Cassidy, Sunday Steinkirchner, Janine Moody and Susan Benne, gave an overview of the do's and don'ts of the rare book trade and the benefits of being a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. The second ABAA webinar will take place in late summer. Those who are interested in participating please contact the ABAA or watch the listservs for sign-up information.

  • [+] More 40. Seminar für Antiquare - Berlin 2010 

    40. Seminar für Antiquare - Berlin 2010
    Published since 25 Feb 2010

    Feel good – and learn something. The “Seminar für Antiquare” or workshop for antiquarian booksellers was founded in Munich 40 years ago. Since then it is held every spring with lectures by scholars and colleagues about book history and the trade, excursions to libraries and museums, practical courses in book restoration or the care of prints and photographs, and discussion groups related to legal, economic or technical questions of our everyday business. Legendary are the evening dinners.