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Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Director of Rare Book School, University of Virginia (United States), will be presenting a series of lectures on The Reach of Bibliography: Looking Beyond Letterpress in Eighteenth-Century Texts. The lectures will start on 28 April, 2015 with a speech on “Pine’s Horace as a Bibliographical Object” and will end on 14 May focusing on “Abridging Histories: Capt. James Cook and the Voyages of Reading”.  Collectors, dealers, scholars and all bibliophiles are very welcome. The events are free, though space is limited, so please reserve tickets in advance.

Schedule:

April 28, 2015

Engraved Througout: Pine’s Horace (1733) as a Bibliographical Object


April 30, 2015

True Colours: A Natural History of Louis Renard’s Poissons (1719)


May 5, 2015

Proliferating Images: Diagrams of the Slave Ship Brookes (1789)


May 7, 2015

Singular Multiples: Comprehending the General Evening Post (1754–86)


May 12, 2015

Naming Names: Underwriting Patronage in Tonson’s Cæsar (1712)


May 14, 2015

Abridging Histories: Capt. James Cook and the Voyages of Reading (1784–)