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Expert bookbinder receives bibliography and book history award

October 22, 2015 News No Comments

“The Faculty of Information is proud to recognize Jeff Peachey as the Patricia Fleming Visiting Fellow in Bibliography and Book History, for his immense contributions to bibliography, book history, and his binding mastery. ‘I’m thrilled and honoured to receive the Patricia Fleming Fellowship. I am digging into the spectacular resources at the University of Toronto, and participating in the vibrant Book History community’, Peachey says … The working title for his research is ‘Putting it Together: American and English Bookbinding 1820-1850’. ‘I’m looking at the radical changes to the book that happened in this time, and how these changes affected binders and the how they worked. Two of the book structures that predominated in the 20th century, the hardcover and the paperback, have their origins in this time. I’m particularly interested in quotidian bookbindings, rather than ones produced for luxury markets’, Peachey says.” You can find out more here.

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