Iowa Bibliophiles: "Development of the Eighteenth Century English Encyclopedia or Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences" with Arthur Bonfield

February 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm

University Libraries, Special Collections. 3rd floor

Join Iowa Bibliophiles February 13th with guest speaker Arthur Bonfield!

Professor Emeritus Arthur Bonfield will be giving his talk “Development of the Eighteenth Century English Encyclopedia or Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences,” exploring not only the history of the English encyclopedia, but also examining early Latin and French encyclopedias that preceded the 18th century English publications.

Professor Emeritus Bonfield has been collecting rare books for over 60 years now. His collection includes over 1,000 original copies of books from early printing days, including volumes on exploration, geography, English literature and history, and of course encyclopedias.

Come learn about the fascinating stories surrounding early encyclopedias Wednesday, February 13th. Refreshments begin at 6:30 PM, with the talk following at 7 PM. Iowa Bibliophiles is free and open to the public.