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Treasures & Tea: Red Ruling in Early Printed Books


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Dr. Erin Kelly (Department of English)

Ruling, lines drawn around the text block and sometimes under headings, is ubiquitous in medieval manuscripts. But why add red ruling to printed books? By displaying instances of red ruling in individual copies of early printed books (including examples from the archives at University of Victoria!), Dr. Kelly will demonstrate  how individuals red ruled their books to customize mass-produced objects and in the process signalled how both books and texts were consumed.

Treasures and Tea brings together the campus and the community to explore and share highlights from Special Collections and University Archives. Refreshments follow the informal talks.

Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, Room A003, University of Victoria


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