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Rare Book School Lecture - When is a Book More Than a Book?

Rare Book School Lecture - When is a Book More Than a Book?

When is a Book More Than a Book?

Date: 10 July 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UVA Special Collections
Lecturer: Glen Miranker - Book Collector

Collecting books is a peculiar pastime. Why engage in so abstruse and potentially costly an activity when you can own reading copies at very modest expense?

Questing for and acquiring books are only a part of my bibliomania. Many books have a tale to tell beyond what’s printed between their covers. The “back-story”—and tracking down the back-story—for my books are an essential part of the thrill of the chase for me … and compelling reasons to be interested in books as artifacts.

I will explore this idea through a number of examples taken from my collection of Sherlockian materials, showing that book collecting is more than “a gentle madness,” as Nick Basbanes so aptly describes it.

Monday, July 10, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Auditorium of Harrison/Small
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Glen Miranker

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Debra Guy