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Bookbinding expert to lecture at Princeton Aug. 24

Mirjam Foot, an international authority on bookbinding, will lecture on "Bookbindings: Purpose, Use, and Content; a Historical View" at 5 p.m. August 24 in Room 104 of Princeton's Computer Science building, 35 Olden Street. Foot's lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library and is open to the public.

Foot recently retired as director of collections and preservation in the British Library. She is the author of many books and articles on the history of bookbinding, and delivered the 1997 Panizzi Lectures at the British Library.

Foot will be in Princeton all week conducting a course for members of the Friends and Princeton University Library staff. The course is a historical survey of decorative bookbinding in England and on the European continent, concentrating on the period 1500-1800.

For additional information, please contact Robert Milevski at (609) 258-5591.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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