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Stuart Bennett Lecture on Bookbinding in the British Isles

An illustrated talk sponsored by The New England Chapter of The Guild of Book Workers and The Ticknor Society
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Historical Bookbinding in the British Isles
1660-1800
By Stuart Bennett

Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30pm
North Bennet Street School

 

Stuart Bennett will bring his illustrated lecture on historical English bookbindings to the North Bennet Street School October 22, 2015. Bennett’s 2004 publication, *Trade Bookbinding in the British Isles 1660-1800*, examined booksellers’ and bookbinders’ records as well as thousands of historical bindings to offer a new analysis of how books came to be bound in early modern Britain. One reviewer called the study “a tool for the discerning book connoisseur [which] fills a long-standing gap in the bookbinding literature that, in retrospect, is as self-evident as a missing front tooth.”

Bennett’s lectures on this subject at universities and libraries in California, Edinburgh, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolin​a​, and Virginia’s *Rare Book School* have been widely acclaimed, and for his talk at the North Bennet Street School he has added new information and additional illustrations of these beautiful bindings.

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