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Display page with descriptions"Adorn'd with Sculptures": John Ogilby and Jacob Tonson

Published: 7/18/2017

"Adorn'd with Sculptures": John Ogilby and Jacob Tonson

 In many important ways, the modern English publisher was born in the second half of the 17th century. The printer/publisher model that had been established with the introduction of the printing press, where an individual armed with a printing press often acted as printer, editor, distributer, promoter, and sometimes even author, gave way to a professionalized group of individuals largely dedicated to the acts of production, distribution, and promotion. These new publishers evolved into intermediaries between authors and the reading public as they cultivated a new role in the realm of literary production.

This exhibit looks at two major London publishing houses that illustrate this transition: the firm headed by John Ogilby from 1650 to 1676; and the family publishing empire founded the year of Ogilby’s death by Jacob Tonson. Ogilby wrote, translated, and compiled works to feed his press, one of his many sources of income. He had a flair for the extravagant and produced many monumental texts of the 17th century. Tonson concentrated on literary production. Writing very little himself, he gleaned profit from promoting the literary talents of others. In so doing,he established his firm as a modern publishing giant that came to dominate London publishing for over a century. Curiously, many of the volumes issued by both Ogilby and Tonson look remarkably similar—in fact, Tonson’s edition of Virgil relies on the original plates Ogilby commissioned for his translation.

The exhibit was curated by Jay Satterfield and Morgan Swan and is on display in the Class of '65 Galleries from July 13th through September 9th.

Display page with descriptionsDatabase Trial: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Published: 7/13/2017

Database Trial: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1841 - 2009

You can access ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer from July 13, 2017 through August 26, 2017. It is available from the “Research” page of the Library website under “Databases”, “Database Trials”, or directly at:

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Display page with descriptionsGuru Angad Institute of Sikh Studies Lecture & Recitals

Published: 7/11/2017

Guru Angad Institute of Sikh Studies Lecture & Recitals

The Guru Angad Institute of Sikh Studies of Sterling, Virginia brings a unique
experience to the Upper Valley. Join the Tucker Center and the Paddock Music
Library for an evening of Sikh Music in the beautiful, multifaith facility,
Rollins Chapel AT 8PM, July 27th. You won't want to miss this rare opportunity
to hear Indian classical music in the Upper Valley! A lecture recital will also
be given in Faulkner Recital Hall at 3PM on the same day.

The Guru Angad Institute of Sikh Studies (GAISS) is a faith-based educational
organization aiming to enshrine an appreciation and understanding of Sikh
heritage, language and music among children, youth and adults. The performance
group consists of both students and master musicians, performing on traditional
instruments. GAISS strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and purpose in
Sikhism through inspiration, motivation and a diligent educational agenda
relating to Sikh heritage and knowledge of global issues.

Please contact Memory Apata at with questions regarding these events.

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Display page with descriptionsBook Arts Prize Winners for 2017

Published: 6/13/2017

Book Arts Prize Winners for 2017

The Book Arts Prize is a juried award given every year in recognition of excellence in the creation of a hand printed and bound book made in the Book Arts Studio by a Dartmouth College undergraduate, graduate, or community member.  The cash prizes are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.  The winners are:

Grand Prize
Helena Eitel '17
Postcard Memory Book/Memory Book
$500 award

Artist Book (shared)
Asha Wills '17
Dave's Fortune
$150 award

Artist Book (shared)
Alexandra Riesco '17
Arch Formation
$150 award

First Prize in Book Arts
Iliana Godoy '20
Soul to Sea
$150 award

First Prize in Letterpress Printing
Matteo Visconti di Oleggio Castello, Grad
Fail Better
$150 award

Honorable Mention in Letterpress Printing
Everett Sullivan, Grad
Various Pieces
$75 award

First Prize for Community
Larry Litten
Wordprints in a Garden
$150 award

Honorable Mention for Community
Harriette Yahr '87
2017/Onward-A Book Arts Exploration
$75 award

All the winning entries are on display in the Treasure Room cases in Baker Library beginning Saturday, June 10th.

Congratulations to all the contestants!

Sarah M. Smith
Book Arts Workshop Program Manager

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