“Orchids, Surgery, Astronomy and Poetry: See a selection of books spanning hundreds of years
December 6th, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
“Orchids, Surgery, Astronomy and Poetry,” scheduled on December 6, will be presented by Debora Dunn of the Preservation Department Book Conservation Lab. She will exhibit a selection of books that span hundreds of years, illuminate their value for coursework in various disciplines, and discuss the responsibility of library staff and patrons when using these irreplaceable library treasures.
“A Peek into General Rare Collections at Hamilton Library”
Hamilton Library houses thousands of unique resources in its Rare and Book Arts Collection. The collection provides students and faculty with an abundance of material for coursework and in-depth study in various disciplines. Books of antiquity, originally assembled to share knowledge and discoveries, may now be considered artefactual, because of their construction with handmade paper, handset type, copper engravings and leather tooling arts. All books in the General Rare category require specialized handling and conservation housing to keep them in stable condition. Deborah Dunn of the Preservation Department Book Conservation Lab will exhibit a selection of books that span hundreds of years, and discuss the responsibilities of library staff and patrons when using irreplaceable library treasures.