Judging a book by its cover

Judging a book by its cover

Every binding can tell a story. This talk will explore various aspects of book bindings, including examples from Australian collections.

Saturday
1 February 2020 2pm to 3pm

Price

General Admission: Free
State Library Friends Members: Free

Location

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Macquarie Building
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

Judging a book by its cover

With David Pearson

Why might we be interested in book bindings on old books? Collectors and librarians have traditionally valued them as luxury objects or works of art, but that approach leaves behind the majority of more ordinary-looking books that the past has bequeathed to us. In fact, every binding can tell a story. This talk will explore various aspects of book bindings, including examples from Australian collections.

David is presenting this lecture in his role as a faculty member of the 2020 Sydney Summer Rare Book School.

 


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