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This year’s series of Pforzheimer Lectures on Printing and the Book Arts addresses the world of the English book in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

These lectures, all at 6 p.m., include:

  • Technology, Audience, and Authorship in the Romantic Age
    Donald H. Reiman, 21 April

  • Ruskin and the Romantic Roots of Book Conservation
    Paul N. Banks, 28 April

  • Some Remarks on Early 19th-Century Printing and How a Newfangled Article Became Associated with “The Assassination of Dentatus”
    David Pankow, 5 May

  • Bibliophily and Bibliomania in the Romantic Era
    Bernard McTigue, 12 May

  • The Romantic Reader and His Books
    Richard D. Altick, 18 May

  • Neo-Classicism and the English Book: A Revolution in Typography, Illustration, and Bookbinding
    Nicolas Barker, 26 May

  • The Beginnings of the Private Press in England
    Francis O. Mattson, 2 June

For further information, call 212 / 930-0855, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or contact the New York Public Library, Public Education Program.

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