Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Aldus Society

Book lovers, collectors, and aficionados in the Columbus, Ohio area are looking forward to an exciting spring schedule of speakers. In addition to our meetings, Aldus Society members attend First Saturdays at the Ohio State University where the Rare Book and Manuscripts Library showcases new acquisitions and talks about books. Field trips, exhibitions of books and prints, and luncheons are added activities each month.

On January 9, 2014 four of our members will share their collecting interests. George Cowmeadow Bauman will once again be hosting the program. Nancy Campbell will talk about “Books that Work,” architecture books which she frequently uses professionally; Amy Bostic presents along with her young friend Cameron Stauffer about the hunt for Carnegie libraries in Louisville this past summer; Bill Rich shares his collection of George Gissing books; and Susan Reed discusses her collection of “Little Black Sambo” editions. February 13, 2014 features Ohio State University professor, Jared Gardner, who will speak about the rise and fall of early American magazine culture.

The annual Ron Ravneberg lecture on March 13, 2014 will be presented by Bob Fleck, owner and founder of the Oak Knoll Press of New Castle, Delaware and publisher of titles relating to the world of books. Fleck will speak about his years of collecting and working with the book. On Saturday, March 15th at 10 a.m. We will tour the Ohio State University Herbarium, the Museum of Biological Diversity, and the Herbarium library at 1315 Kinnear Road in Columbus, Ohio. When the sun finally shines and spring arrives on April 10, 2014, Joy Kiser will talk about the making of The Nests and Eggs of the Birds of Ohio by Circleville resident, Genevieve Jones, published in 1886. Our spring lecture series finishes up on May 8, 2014 with Harry Campbell, Ohio State University senior book conservator, who will talk about preserving Sermones Discipuli de Tempore et de Sanctis by Johannes Herolt, ca.1450.

The Aldus Society meets the second Thursday of each month September through May at 7:30pm in the Thurber House, 91 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, OH. Socializing begins at 7pm, where old and new friends catch up on good books, great reads, and tantalizing bibliographic finds. Visitors are always welcome. For additional information, visit our site or contact Miriam Kahn, Aldus Society Newsletter Editor

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