Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Early Book Structures and the Nag Hammadi Codices

Friday, October 29

Program at 6:00 P.M.

Julia Miller, former senior conservator on the staff of the University of Michigan conservation lab, will discuss the Nag Hammadi Codices. These are the manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945 that date from the third and fourth centuries AD and contain numerous early Christian Gnostic texts. Ms. Miller will focus on these manuscripts along with related discoveries in terms of bookbinding history and materials.

This event will be held at 1314 Locust St. in Philadelphia.

Click here to RSVP or call 215.546.3181.

Monday, October 18, 2010

October 18th in History

William Henry Seward, secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson, championed the purchase of Alaska from Russia for two cents an acre resulting in the United States taking possession of the territory on this day in 1867.

In our collection:

Seward, William Henry, Alaska : Speech of William H. Seward, at Sitka, August 12, 1869. (Washington, DC : Philp & Solomons, 1869.)