Events | October 11, 2011

Talking Rare Books (Tampa, Florida)

For our Florida colleagues on the Sarasota-Tampa-St Petersburg network:

The Florida Bibliophile Society hosts a guest lecture by one of our longstanding associates:

"The Mulvihill Collection of Rare & Special Books and Prints:
The Evolution & Education of a Collector"
With a display table of selected rarities.

Venue: University of Tampa, Macdonald-Kelce Library
16 October 2011. 1:30PM

Guest Speaker: Maureen E. Mulvihill
Princeton Research Forum, Princeton, NJ.

The strengths of this collection are books by early-modern English & Irish women writers, such as Aphra Behn, Katherine Philips, Lucy Hutchinson, 'Ephelia', Ann (Finch) Countess of Winchilsea, Delarivier[e] Manley, Ann Lady Fanshawe, Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs Thrale), Maria Edgeworth, Mary Tighe, Mary Shackleton Leadbeater, as well as later offerings by Anna Jameson, Sarah Hale, Vita Sackville-West, and Virginia Woolf (Hogarth Press imprint, with original jacket by Vanessa Bell). Also of interest, the collected writings of Anna Maria Van Schurman and a copy of the popular 19thC classic: Godey's Lady's Book. Shakespeareans and devotees of the American theatre will enjoy seeing several original playbills from Joseph Papp's 'Shakespeare in the Park' series, New York City.

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