The Zamorano Club is Southern California’s oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. Founded in 1928, it sponsors lectures and publications on bookish topics. Most noteworthy among the latter is the Zamorano 80 (1945)—a member-selected and -written catalogue of the most significant books in California history—recently complemented by Zamorano Select. The Club was named in honor of Agustín V. Zamorano (1798-1842), a provisional governor of Alta California and the state’s first printer.
Thursday 30 April, 7:30 p.m.: Annual Zamorano Lecture
Huntington Library (Rothenberg Hall)
“Library Fires, Medieval English Manuscripts, and the Value of Old Books”
Matthew Fisher, associate professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses the earliest collections of medieval English manuscripts, the fires that almost destroyed them, and the radical changes in archival procedures that followed. The lecture will be one of the first events held in the new auditorium, in the renovated front entrance complex.
Free; no reservations required.