Illustrated lecture: The 19th Century City and the Book

    January 27, 2016 @ 5:52 pm – 6:52 pm America/New York Timezone

    Illustrated lecture: The 19th Century City and the Book

    Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.

    Learn more about this and other events at the official Merchant’s House Museum site.

    Architectural historian Francis Morrone has for the last several years been studying the history of New York as a center of American book culture–publishing, printing, bookselling, libraries, and book reviewing. In this illustrated lecture, he will discuss the neighborhood of the Merchant’s House in a fascinating chapter of its varied history, when it was a center of bibliophily. The talk will cover DeVinne Press (pictured), the Astor Library, the Mercantile Library, Bible House, and the fabled Book Row on Fourth Avenue, the origins of Barnes & Noble (at The Cooper Union), Dodd, Mead, Brentano’s, and more.

    A collaboration with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Reception follows the lecture.
    $20, $10 MHM & ICAA Members. Seating is limited. Click here to purchase tickets.