6.0448 Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography (1/60)

Thu, 21 Jan 1993 16:01:48 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0448. Thursday, 21 Jan 1993.

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 93 12:56:01 -0500
From: "Daniel Traister" <traister@a1.relay.upenn.edu>
Subject: Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography, 1993

The University of Pennsylvania announces that the 1993
Curator of Printed Books at The Library Company of Philadelphia.

Mr. Green will deliver the Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography at the Van
Pelt-Dietrich Library of the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, March
16, Thursday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 23, 1993.

Mr. Green's topic is "BOOK PUBLISHING IN EARLY AMERICA." His first lecture
will discuss "Colonial Beginnings: Benjamin Franklin and Robert Bell"
(March 16). His second concerns "The Transformation of the 1790s: Mathew
Carey and Mason Locke Weems" (March 18). His third is entitled "Charvat
Reconsidered: Literary Publishing to 1825" (March 23).

Lectures will begin promptly at 5:30 P.M. Receptions will follow the
talks. Mr. Green speaks in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Gallery on the sixth
floor of the Library, located at 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. The
Library's public entrance is from Locust Walk, inside the Penn campus.
Lectures are free and the public is invited to attend. Nearby parking
is available.

James N. Green has published widely on the American book trade. His
work concentrates on the late Colonial and early national periods. He is a
designated contributor to the Collaborative History of the Book in America,
forthcoming under the auspices of the Program in the History of the Book
in America of the American Antiquarian Society. He is also a member of the
Editorial Board working on this project and of the Advisory Committee to its
parent Program. In addition, he is a contributor to the planned history of
the book in Britain, to be published by Cambridge University Press.

Currently Book Review Editor of *Rare Books and Manuscripts Librar-
ianship* and Councillor of the Bibliographical Society of America, Mr. Green
is also past President of the American Printing History Association and has
served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Mission of The New-York His-
torical Society. He has organized conferences and meetings for the American
Printing History Association and the American Library Association.

A graduate of Oberlin College, Mr. Green earned advanced degrees from
Columbia and Yale Universities. Prior to assuming his duties at The Library
Company of Philadelphia, Mr. Green was a librarian at The New England His-
toric Genealogical Society in Boston and at The Regenstein Library of the
University of Chicago. In addition to his duties at The Library Company, he
also teaches courses in the art and history of the book at the University of
the Arts in Philadelphia.

For additional information, please call 215 898 7088.

Daniel Traister, Curator of Special Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
215 898 7088 (phone); 215 898 0559 (fax)
traister@a1.relay.upenn.edu@in (e-mail)