Ownership Marks from Curses to Book Plates
This year the R.I. Center for the Book’s Art of the Book Program will celebrate the book as a personal possession.
Why do owners mark books? What is the history of book plates?
“Ownership Marks in Early American Books: Oddities & Outliers”
Jeremy Dibbell, Director of Communications and Outreach at Rare Book School.
Thursday November 13, 6 pm.
John Carter Brown Library, 94 George St., Providence
John Carter Brown Library
“Thro’ various hands has passed till it found refuge in mine”: Ownership Marks and the Personal Histories of Books at the John Carter Brown Library.
Location: 94 George St., Providence, R.I.
November – December, 2014
“MINE!: Rhode Island Collectors at the ATH”
November 3, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Location: Philbrick Rare Book Room, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St., Providence, R.I.
Providence Public Library
“Put To Good Use”
October 9-December 26, 2014
Visit Special Collections to view books owned by women, books owned by royalty and books with evidence that their owners used them to get a job done.
Location:150 Empire St., Providence, R.I.
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
“His Booke: Ownership Marks and Book Plates”
October 15, 2014-March 1, 2015
Location: Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, R.I .
Rhode Island Historical Society
“Hai Excomunion: Book Threats & Bookplates in the Collection of the R.I. Historical Society”
Locations: RIHS Library. 121 Hope St., Providence, R.I.; http://www.rihs.org