May 7–May 20, 1934

An Historical Exhibition of Bookbinding

From the exhibition brochure:

Development of the art from 3000 B.C. to the present.

The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago announces A Historical Exhibition of Bookbinding showing the development of art from 3000 B.C. to the present time - to be shown in 205 Wieboldt Hall 1050 East 59th Street May 7 to 20- Open to the public daily including Sundays from 2 until 5 o’clock.

Included in the exhibition are the earliest “book” which is a clay tablet made 3,000 years B.C.; papyrus rolls; folded vellum; rolls; the old wooden books the for of which has persisted up to the present; the early chain books; and horn,metal, embroidery, velvet, leather covered boards with blind and gold tooling.

Among the Binders are: Clovis Eve, 16th Century Thomas Reiter, 16th Century Samuel Mearne, 17th Century Roger Payne, 18th Century Cobden-Sanderson, 19th Century Douglas Cockerell, 20th Century Lortic, 20th Century Riviere & Sons, 20th Century Alfred De Sauty, 20th Centruy Leonard Mountenay, 20th Centruy Sutcliffe and Sangorsky, 20th Century Zaensdorf, 20th Century The Lakeside Press, 20th Century The Cuneo Press, 20th Century

The President and Directors of The Renaissance Society extend grateful acknowledgments and thanks to:

Mrs. Frank Le Baron Jenney for planning and arranging the exhibition Mr. Alfred De Sauty for invaluable advice and assistance

and for generously loaning the material of the exhibition Mr. James H. Breasted Mr. Arthur C. Dodge Mr. Edgar J. Goodspeed Mrs. Frank Gunsaulus Miss Helen Gunsaulus Mr. Ernest Hamill Mr. James Fabian Kelley Mr. A. Kroch Mr. Wilfred Osgood Mr. M. Llewellyn Raney Mr. C. L. Ricketts Mrs. James Ward Thorne The Art Institute of Chicago The Cuneo Press Harper Library, University of Chicago The Lakeside Press The Newberry Library The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago