Rare Book School, Melbourne 2008
Lithography: The Popularisation of Printing in the 19th Century
This course explores a wide range of applications of lithography and is aimed at those concerned with books, prints and ephemera, especially of the first half of the nineteenth century. The instructor is Prof. Michael Twyman from the University of Reading.
The Colonial Book Trade in Australia and Canada
This course aims to develop a comparative approach to the understanding of colonial-era publishing and bookselling in Australia and Canada. The instructors are Prof. Mary Jane Edwards from Carleton University and Des Cowley, Rare Printed Collections Manager at the State Library of Victoria.
The Book in Transition, 1750–1850
The course will deal with the basic elements of analysis and description of books of the hand-press period before moving to look specifically at the period of transition, at the end of which the production of books had been transformed by the application of mechanical methods, in composing, printing, paper-making, methods of illustration, binding and so on. The instructors are Brian McMullin, Honorary Associate in the Centre for the Book at Monash University and Pamela Pryde, Curator of Special Collections in the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.
This course is intended to provide a systematic introduction to the skills and techniques required by the book collector in Australia. The instructor is Wallace Kirsop, Director of the Centre for the Book at Monash University.
The tuition fee is A$700. Each of the four courses runs for the five full days of the school. It is not possible to enrol in more than one course.
For more information, to obtain application forms, and for advice about accommodation, visit the Centre for the Book site.