February 2014 Dinner Meeting

  • 02/19/2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


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Speaker: Jim Canary

“A Fine Way: Approaches to the Art of the Book”

Last summer, the Caxton Club was privileged to tour the Lilly Library, a treasury of important manuscripts, fabulous rare books, and magnificent bindings. One of the tour's highlights was Jim Canary's display on unique and exquisite bindings from the collection.  His presentation will focus on the Lilly's bookbinding collection with video excepts from bookbinders discussing their work and workshops.  Bindings represented will include work by Sydney Cockerell, Ivor Rubinson, James Brockman, Phillip Smith as well as Michael Wilcox and Timothy Ely.  Arion Press's Moby Dick, bound by five different binders, will also be featured. Jim Canary has been for 30 years conservator for the Lilly Library at Indiana University and has personally interviewed many of the featured bookbinders.

Note: this will be the first time we feature a reverse order to the program. The schedule will be: Social Hour 5-6; Program Announcements 6-6:15; Speaker; Dinner at 7:15.

Union League, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710