Prints and the Illustrated Book
Print Collector and Lecturer Dr. Robert Bell presents a survey of print media illuminating the history of the illustrated book and featuring illustrations from his extensive collection of fine art prints. Dr Bell, who has assembled one of the largest private collections of etchings in the world, describes the works, techniques, and the artists, sharing his discerning knowledge about collecting and the history of prints and printmaking techniques. Audience members will be able to closely examine these wonderful examples of the printmaker's art.
Food and Beverage Collections at the Shields Library, University of California, Davis
Axel Borg, librarian and wine and food science bibliographer at the Shields Library at UC Davis will talk about the library’s Viticulture and Enology Collection, home to the finest collection of grape growing and wine making (including brewing) books in the world. Containing approximately 29,000 volumes, this extraordinary collection is complimented by major library collections in Mexican and Chinese Cookery as well as the Noling Collection of Beverage Literature. The program will include a discussion of the origins of the collection, its depth and strength and will conclude with a brief look at a few of its treasures.
Visitors will enjoy an unusual opportunity to see firsthand the unique and rare holdings of the McCune, including the Kelmscott Chaucer, the leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, the Byrne Euclid, and a number of incunabula. Miniature books will be on display, as will the works of Henry Evans and a superb collection of historical maps and photographs. Examples of fine printing and binding include the Illustrated Atlas of the Grand Canyon, Cervantes’ Don Quixote, published in 1780; and the Opera Vergiliana, published in 1517. Chair Judith Hilburg will conduct tours of the vault and docents will be on hand to act as guides to the collection.