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Rare Book Exhibit: Biblia Sacra: The Bible as Book

Thursday, November 9, 2017
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Douglas Library
Room: 2nd Floor; W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections
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Please join us at W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections on Thursday, November 9 at 2:30 pm for the opening of our new exhibit, Biblia Sacra: The Bible as Book.

On display will be rare and interesting items from our extensive Bible Collection, comprised of some 1500 volumes.  The focus of the exhibit is on the Bible as book, to show the effect of historical conventions and varying printing and creative practices on the production and use of a single body of texts over time.  Bibles printed and bound as early as 1491 and as late as 1935 can be seen in our cases, thematically organized to highlight early printing, family Bibles and provenance, different formats and bindings, and textual history. 

At the reception there will be brief presentations by the exhibit curators, Alvan Bregman and Kim Bell, who will be available to discuss the Bibles on display.

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