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David Pearson

David Pearson

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David Pearson is Director of Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery at the City of London and he has previously worked in various major research libraries in London and elsewhere.  He has published extensively on aspects of book history, with a particular interest in aspects of the book as an owned and designed object; his books include Provenance Research in Book History (1994), Oxford Bookbinding 1500-1640 (2000), English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800 (2005), and Books as History (2008).  He has taught and lectured in these fields for numerous audiences and is currently President of the Bibliographical Society.

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