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Type, Lettering, & Calligraphy, 1450-1830
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6/13/2011 to 6/17/2011
When: 6/13/2011
Where: Rare Book School, University of Virginia
Contact: Amanda Nelsen
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Rare Book School is pleased to offer "Type, Lettering, & Calligraphy, 1450-1830”. James Mosley, Visiting Professor in the Department of Typography/Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, will be teaching this course during 13-17 June. As scholars of early books, you, your colleagues, and students might be interested in this course. We are currently accepting applications for this class and others, but space is limited. Visit our website and fill out an application at

James Mosley is an internationally renowned teacher of typographical history and lectures regularly in London and in Paris. Formerly Librarian of St. Bride Library in London (1958-2000), he has published widely on the history of printing type and letterforms. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from a true master.

"Type, Lettering, & Calligraphy, 1450-1830” will cover topics such as the gothic hands; humanistic script; the Renaissance inscriptional capital; gothic types; roman types and the establishment of the Aldine roman in France; types of the Low Countries in the seventeenth century; calligraphy from the chancery italic to the English round hand; the new types of the eighteenth century; and early commercial typography. For further details of the course, please visit our website at

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