A Matter of Taste: Discrimination in Nineteenth-Century Book Collecting


This latest announcement from Oak Knoll Books:

“Curated by Susan Danforth, the exhibition that formed the basis for this catalogue demonstrated how the urge to collect, preserve, and ultimately share books can, however subtly, affect the physical character of the book itself. With a focus on acquisitions made in the nineteenth century — including several made by founder John Carter Brown, this exhibition uses selections from the Library collection to illustrate some of the effects that taste and trends in book collecting have had on the book as an object. Illustrated throughout in full color.” Available from Oak Knoll Books.

–Paul Razzell