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[“EXLIBRIS-L”] London Rare Books School

June 24, 2013

Applications are open until 1 June for London Rare Books School (LRBS), taking place 24 – 28 June 2013 and 1 – 5 July 2013.

The application form is available from the Institute of English Studies website. Courses are £600, and a £100 deposit is requested upon application. Placements are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses may be taken for academic credit. Please note that some courses are now ‘fully booked’ (!)

The courses are taught by internationally renowned scholars associated with the Institute’s Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senate House Libraries, and many more. All courses stress the materiality of the book, and each class is restricted to a maximum of twelve students.

Applications should be submitted to

The course programme is below. For further details, see the LRBS website.

WEEK ONE: 24 – 28 June, 2013

The Book in the Ancient World

Children’s Books, 1470 – 1980

An Introduction to Bibliography

Mapping Land and Sea before 1900 TWO SPACES REMAINING

The Medieval Book FULLY BOOKED

The Printed Book in Europe, 1450 – 2000

Type and its Uses, 1455 – 1830

WEEK TWO: 1 – 5 July, 2013

The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book, c600 – 1050

European Bookbinding, 1450 – 1820 FULLY BOOKED

The History and Practice of Hand Press Printing, 1450 – 1830

The History of Libraries from the Middle Ages to the Present

An Introduction to Illustration and its Technologies

Modern First Editions: Dealing, Collecting and the Market

Modern Literary Manuscripts

Christopher Adams

IES Administrative Assistant

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June 24, 2013
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