Finding Rare Fragments in Early Printed Books

A fragment of manuscript in the spine of a book

Finding Rare Fragments in Early Printed Books

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 Tuesday 18 January 2022


 Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

 Free, booking required

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About the event

This talk will introduce rare fragments in French and Anglo-Norman that have recently been identified in the bindings of printed books in the Bodleian Library. It will consider the process of finding and identifying fragments and highlight some of the wider questions they raise.

This talk will also provide an opportunity to take a closer look at books in two of the Bodleian’s named collections that survive in early binding structures with waste fragments in situ.


Dr Francesca Galligan Curator, Rare Books, Bodleian Library

Dr Tamara Atkin, Reader in Medieval and Early Modern Literature Queen Mary College London

Booking information

The lecture is planned to take place in person at the Weston Library Lecture. Details will be confirmed to registrants ahead of the event. If Covid restrictions prevent in-person events it will be moved online and you will be emailed with a link to join remotely.

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