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Evelyn de Mille Collection on the Book and the Book Arts

Submitted by justin.anders on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:33am

The Evelyn de Mille Collection on the Book and the Book Arts has grown through several donations from Dr. de Mille. It reflects Dr. de Mille's personal interest in the book from production, publication, preservation and marketing including the history of collectors and of publishing houses. Beautiful examples of private press books, illuminated manuscript leaves, and outstanding examples of important texts such as a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, a leaf from a text printed by William Caxton and a chained Bible printed in 1543 provide important works for students and other researchers. In 2006 Dr. de Mille donated a mid-16th century Book of Hours Use of Amiens in honour and recognition of Dr. R.B. Bond's contribution to the University of Calgary at its 40th anniversary.