Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Forthcoming at the Grolier Club, London.

December 8, 2009 - February 6, 2010. A Monument More Durable than Brass

The Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson,, from the collections of the Houghton Library, Harvard University. Curated by John Overholt, this survey of the venerable Hyde Collection portrays a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of Dr. Samuel Johnson, though letters, paintings, printed books and other rarely-seen artifacts.
For further information, see the exhibition website

February 23 - May 1, 2010. Lives on the Mississippi: Literature and Culture along the Great River from the Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.
Curated by John Neal Hoover, this stellar selection of books, maps, prints, ephemera and objects chronicles the influence of the Mississippi River on the American consciousness through the centuries.
For further information, see St. Louis Mercantile Library website

May 18 - July 31, 2010. Bound For Success: International Bookbinding Competition.
Curated by Simon Eccles. The first international bookbinding competition of the Designer Bookbinders group, with over 340 entrants from 28 countries, promises to celebrate and inspire the best in contemporary printing and binding throughout the world. Some 125 bindings will be selected for an international tour including the Bodleian Library, Oxford, the Boston Public Library and the Grolier Club. For further information, see the Designer Bookbinders' website

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