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Hand-produced book exhibit - Special Collections


The W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library presents an exhibit of the first 100 books from The Aliquando Press and a talk by William Reuter. The exhibit runs from Feb. 13 to March 31, with an illustrated talk on March 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

Established by Mr. Rueter in Toronto in 1963, the press explores all aspects of the hand-produced book. This exhibition celebrates the achievement of Ontario's oldest and most accomplished private press.

Using his 33 years of experience as an award-winning graphic designer Mr. Rueter produce beautiful books and broadsides that showcase his skills in book design, calligraphy, hand-setting of type, printing and book-binding. He has printed literature by European, American, Asian and Canadian authors, both in their original languages and in translation, and has experimented with letterforms, printers' ornaments, coloured inks and decorative papers.

An illustrated bibliography of The Aliquando Press was published in 2008 and is available for $20 at the Information Desk at the Jordan Library.

Exhibit Feb. 13 to March 31
W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library, 3rd floor Douglas Library, Queen's University


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