Rare Book School Courses on American Book History This Spring and Summer

“Rare Book School is an important—and well-placed—investment for anyone who is interested in the art and history of the book.” –2017 student

Expand your understanding of book history during a Rare Book School course this spring or summer. Our five-day, intensive courses on the history of manuscript, print, and digital materials will be offered at the University of Virginia, The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amherst College, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana University, Bloomington. 

Imaging the first printed edition of Euclid’s Elements

Adam Gibson writes about an interesting project involving modern imaging methods and early printing innovations:

"Some time ago, Tabitha Tuckett in UCL Special Collections and I had a stimulating chat which sparked a handful of potentially intriguing projects. Today’s was to see whether we could find any interesting features associated with the printed diagrams in the margins of the first printed edition of Euclid’s Elements.

Euclid wrote the Elements in about 300BC and it effectively defined mathematics for the next two thousand years...

Women in the Book Trades website

Hello, All - I am seeking partners in developing a website and associated database on women in the book trades in the hand press period (ca. 1475-1820). I have already begun work on this project (right now my mysql database numbers over two thousand entries) but find I am in need of help. Most useful would be folks with the technical knowledge of website design and database creation, but all kinds of enthusiasm are welcome.


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