Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Bad books

During the months of November and December, we will be celebrating ‘the book’ in Special Collections: book history, book production and printing, book use and reception.
A spotlight exhibition will run in the Reading Room during November focusing on the production and printing of early printed books, and in particular the errors and imperfections that arose during those processes. The spotlight exhibition can be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of November.
Why not join the Special Collections team on Wednesday November 5th for a look at a selection of bad books from our collections in the company of Dr. Justin Tonra, English Dept. This is the second in a series of seven short lectures to be hosted by Special Collections at the James Hardiman Library throughout 2014-2015, and will be held at 1pm in seminar room G011 in the Hardiman Building.
The quirky preface to the translation of Les visions de Dom Francisco de Qvevedo Villegas (Lyon : Cesar Chappuis, 1686)

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