Videos

Hosted by long-time ABAA/ILAB member Phillip J. Pirages, the video segments below highlight important inventory and examine the various pleasures of book collecting, with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating historic and decorative bindings.

Kelmscott Chaucer Leaf Book - Full Version (22 min.)

Kelmscott Chaucer Leaf Book - Full Version (22 min.)
A discussion of our own publication, Letters from the 15th Century: On the Origins of the Kelmscott Chaucer Typeface. Phil introduces the book and describes how the project came to be and how the five leaves it includes were acquired over time from defective volumes. He discusses the content of the text, examines the leaves, and discusses the physical features of the production then describes the various options of the edition available for purchase.
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