Effects of Time

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On view September-October 1987
The Effects of Time, An Exhibition of Books before 1600 with Artwork by insects and rodents, mangled by Bookbinders and Dealers etc. Curated by Leonard Hansen and Richard Minsky. One of the great fascinations of old books is their history as artifacts. When we look at books that are hundreds of years old we see marginal notes from many readers, burnt holes which may have come from cigar ashes, manuscript replacements for missing text, and many other indications of where the book was been and what hazards it has survived. This exhibit documented early books and book fragments affected by humans, insects, vermin and the physical or chemical environment. Illustrated, 24 pp.