Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture – Mirjam Foot

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House, Picadilly, London

Taste and discrimination: The Cerruti Collection of decorated bindings. Very few people outside Italy will have heard of Francesco Federico Cerruti, a man of great taste and discernment with an excellent eye for quality. As well as paintings, sculptures, ceramics and other objects of art, he collected decorated bindings, ranging [...]

Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture – Geoffrey Day

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House, Picadilly, London

The preservation and recycling of ‘waste’ printed sheets in the eighteenth-century book trade. ‘Waste’ printed sheets were preserved for various reasons: commercial, idealistic, and occasionally felonious. Records of such preservation illuminate many areas of the eighteenth-century book trade, from the identification of responsibility for anonymous publications to demonstrating customer expectations. [...]