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Medieval Bookbindings exhibit

This month, the Special Collections reading room is hosting a student-curated exhibit. “Medieval Bookbindings: Methods, Materials and Oddities” looks at examples of medieval binding structures from Special Collections’ holdings of early printed books and manuscripts dating from the 13th through 16th centuries. The exhibit was curated by Louisa Eastley, a student employee in the Lee …

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Student exhibit on Books of Hours

Dr. Elliott Wise’s Fall 2021 Art History 490/540 class are guest curators of the newest exhibit in Special Collections. “The Book and the Body” showcases the students’ original research using images from Special Collections’ printed and manuscript Books of Hours. The exhibit examines how early readers would have interacted emotionally, spiritually, and physically with these …

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A Halloween exhibit

From October 13-31, Special Collections reprises the “Thrills and Chills in Cloth” exhibit for Halloween. It features some particularly spooky 19th and 20th century books from our Rare American Literature and Victorian and Edwardian collections. The exhibit demonstrates how British and American book designers took advantage of new technologies to stamp full-color images into cloth …

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New exhibit: Making the Kelmscott Chaucer

125 years ago this month, William Morris and his compatriots at the Kelmscott Press finally published the book which had occupied them since 1892. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Now Newly Imprinted, also known as the “Kelmscott Chaucer,” was the most elaborate – and significant – work issued by the press. Morris was a lifelong …

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Modern Fine Press Collection exhibit

This winter, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections salutes the work of modern fine printers and artists working with the book as a medium with a small case exhibit titled “A Printer Wonderland.” It has been common practice for many modern fine printers to produce small keepsakes at Christmas or New Year’s, including cards, broadsides, …

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A Halloween Exhibit of Victorian Publishers’ Bookbindings

A temporary exhibit in Special Collections’ lobby showcases creepy and mysterious book cover designs in time for Halloween. “Thrills and Chills in Cloth” features British and American cloth bookbindings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the late 1880s, book manufacturers developed a process to stamp bookcloth with colored ink. Publishers used this …

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New exhibit of Japanese rare books and manuscripts

A major exhibit featuring the Rare Japanese Books collection opened this week. Discovery & Wonder: The Harry F. Bruning Collection of Japanese Rare Books and Manuscripts was curated by Professors Jack Stoneman and Aaron Skabelund and will be on display in Special Collections’ main gallery on level 1 of the library throughout the 2020-2021 academic …

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Celebrating Wordsworth during COVID

Special Collections’ exhibit commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth is now open to the public! Though postponed from Wordsworth’s actual birth month of April due to COVID precautions, the exhibit is part of a worldwide network of events (learn more at http://wordsworth250.org). The Special Collections exhibit, “Wordsworth at BYU,” was curated …

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Wordsworth 250 celebration postponed

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday celebrations, planned by libraries and museums throughout the world for April 2020, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The L. Tom Perry Special Collections plans to mount a belated small case exhibit on Wordsworth and BYU during fall semester. In the meantime, please explore highlights from the Edward M. …

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Remembering Dorothy Wordsworth

March is Women’s History Month, and Special Collections is celebrating with a small case exhibit entitled “Remembering Dorothy Wordsworth.” Curated by Dr. Paul Westover of the BYU English Department, the exhibit features original material from the library’s Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, including editions of Dorothy’s poems, journals, and travel writing (such as her account …

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