'Torn, wrinkled, stained and otherwise naughty sheets' Quality control of printing papers in the seventeenth century
|Dates:||17 June 2015|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, University staff|
Paper was the largest cost in the production of printed books, but we don't fully understand how the mechanism and economics of paper shaped early modern book culture. The paper used for Shakespeare's First Folio is unusually flawed and faulty. Was this landmark text deliberately printed on low quality paper?
Join Andrew Honey, Book Conservator, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, for an invigorating discussion of the First Folio's papers' flaws and the way they reshape our understanding of the production of early modern books.
Image - Folger STC 22273, copy 2, hh6. Used by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Role: Book Conservator
Organisation: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Biography: Andrew Honey is a book conservator at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford and was a visiting research fellow at the Ligatus Research Unit, University of the Arts London from 2005-2010. He has recently researched the paper and bindings of Jane Austen’s fiction manuscripts (www.janeausten.ac.uk). He helped to stabilize the Bodleian’s First Folio prior to digitzation and has since investigated paper faults found in the First Folio at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington.
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