In Conversation with the Rosenbach: John Bidwell

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Date / Time

  • December 5, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

John Bidwell and Derick Dreher explore the literary legacy of financier and collector J.P. Morgan, his formidable librarian Belle Da Costa Greene, and our own Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach– who we’ve recently discovered were more connected than previously thought. Featuring slides and selected books from the Rosenbach collection, this conversation will focus on the authors (like Ariosto), printers (like Caxton) and private libraries (like the York Minster) that connected these giants of the rare book world.

About the Speaker

John Bidwell is the Astor Curator and Department Head of Printed Books and Bindings at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York.

About the Interviewer

Derick Dreher is the John C. Haas Director of the Rosenbach.

Join the Conversation

A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation with the Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions.

Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.