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Martin Antonetti

Martin Antonetti

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Martin Antonetti is the curator of rare books in the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College where he also directs the new Book Studies Concentration and teaches courses in the history of the book and in contemporary artist’s books for the Smith Art Department. Antonetti has written and lectured on many aspects of these fields, including fine printing, letterforms, bookbinding, and book collecting. Before coming to Smith College he was librarian and director of the Grolier Club in New York City, the country’s premiere organization for bibliophiles. Antonetti has served on the boards of Hand Papermaking, the Book Arts Press, and the American Printing History Association, at the latter as president and then vice-president for publications. He is also on the faculties of the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School and the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. A classicist by training, he received his library degree from Columbia University in New York, where he specialized in rare books and special collections librarianship.

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