We will learn about collecting rare books from three perspectives: the rare book dealer, the institution, and the private collector. With experts, we will study rare books and discover what constitutes value.
Herman Detering, who has owned Detering Book Gallery for twenty-five years, will share with us his experience as a collector and buyer of old books. He will give an overview of standards and values any collector should know.
Pat Bozeman, head of Special Collections and Archives, University of Houston, and Margaret Culbertson, architecture and art librarian, will discuss and tell the stories about some of the identifiable books held in the Special Collections, including the books from John Staub's library.
A collector of old books will talk about his varied collection. We will view the collection in his home.
Welcome to Spring 2018!
The brochure is printed and will be mailed shortly. Meanwhile, please take a moment to preview the courses online. You may register online or by mail with your brochure registration form.
Of immediate interest!
Two Thursdays, January 11 and 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.
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