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Devin Fitzgerald on Leonardo da Vinci and the Elmer Belt Collection of Vinciana

October 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Sponsored by The Caxton Club

When/Where: 10/14/2022 Zoom begins promptly at Noon Chicago Time (Central). Preregistration required via website. Zoom (only) option is free and open to all.

October Midday Program

Let’s get a jump on college football and visit new Big Ten member UCLA before it starts regularly engaging in gridiron tilts in New Jersey, Maryland, and other midwestern venues.

UCLA Special Collections boasts an outstanding array of books and materials centered on da Vinci and the Italian Renaissance. The collection began with a donation from Dr. A. Elmer Belt – who was born in Chicago. Before he donated it to UCLA, Belt’s da Vinci collection had grown to include, for example, all printed editions of da Vinci’s Treatise on Painting as well as two important manuscript versions of the Treatise that preceded the first printed edition.

We’ll set the time machine and travel back to Florence and other locales in the company of an outstanding guide – Devin Fitzgerald, curator of rare books and the history of printing at UCLA.

Fitzgerald, whom you may have seen profiled in Fine Books & Collections’ Bright Young Librarians feature, received his Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard. He actively uses twelve languages in his work, including Italian, Latin, and Spanish. He received additional training at both the University of Virginia and the California Rare Book Schools.

Register today for this masterpiece of a program … no codebreaking required! Click here: https://caxtonclub.org/event-4914474

Zoom begins promptly at Noon CT. Registration required via website. Zoom presentation is free and open to all.



October 14, 2022
12:00 pm CDT
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