Thursday, April 23, 2009

Donald Farnsworth at the McCune Collection: Sunday, 4/26

Pictured above: Page from an 1847 book by Oliver Byrne using colored shapes instead of numbers to demonstrate proofs of Euclid's theories, from the McCune Collection.

This Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm, Donald Farnsworth of Magnolia Editions will give a free lecture at the McCune Collection.

The McCune Collection is an excellent collection of rare and unique books, manuscripts, printing equipment and binding tools. It is free to the public and hands-on: visitors are encouraged to hold in their hands "original 15th Century French Illuminated manuscripts, original leaves from early Chaucer books (1551 and 1561) or original leaves from early printings of Shakespeare's plays (1623, 1632, 1663, and 1685)... books designed by Bruce Rogers or Mallette Dean... illustrations by Valenti Angelo, Mary Grabhorn, John Henry Nash, Henry Evans, and others... fine printing, handmade paper, fine binding, and exquisite illustrations."

Mr. Farnsworth's talk will include images and short movies. Please join us for a peek at the latest inventions and innovations from Magnolia.
this Sunday, April 26, at 2:00 pm

the McCune Room, first floor of the John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo CA

505 Santa Clara St
Vallejo, Ca 9490
(707) 644-0764
Get Directions

McCune Collection website

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