A Survey of Italian Ledger Bindings – A Talk

Friday, March 2
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Cassatt House, 1320 Locust Street, Philadelphia
Reception at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6:00 p.m.
Eileen Wallace, Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia, will discuss the results of her research regarding Italian ledger binding structures.  She will also share images of her recent work inspired by these simple yet striking books.  The lecture will include an examination of the remarkable Biccherne, or painted wooden book covers, used exclusively on account books in Siena, Italy from the 13th-17th centuries.  

An event co-sponsored by:
Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers and The Library Company of Philadelphia

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