Iowa Bibliophiles December Meeting
Arthur Bonfield: 60 years of collecting rare books from 1490-1800
For the last 60 years Professor Arthur Bonfield has collected rare books— original copies of books on several subjects written, published, printed, and bound between 1490 and 1800. In this talk he will discuss the why, how, what, and result of his 60 years of rare book collecting. He has collected over 1,000 original copies of books from that period on voyages, travels, exploration, and geography; encyclopedias; English and continental history; English literature; English translations of classical Greek and Roman literature; political philosophy; and herbals. In his talk he will explain how and why his life has been enriched by his continuing attachment to and preoccupation with this very absorbing avocation.
Professor Arthur Bonfield received his legal education at the Yale Law School and recently retired from the University of Iowa Law School after serving 53 years on the faculty. As a teacher and scholar his specialty was Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. While on the Law School faculty he was actively involved in the reform of state administrative procedure law, state freedom of information law, and state civil rights legislation, and drafted many of the Iowa statutes adopted on these subjects. He recently was awarded the Iowa Freedom of Information Council Friend of the First Amendment Award for proposing and drafting the recently enacted Iowa statute creating the Iowa Public Information Board.
December 14, 2016 at 7PM in the Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd Floor Main Library. Refreshments will be served before the talk at 6:30PM.
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