David Pearson

David Pearson retired in 2017 as Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries for the City of London Corporation, after a career working in various libraries and collections in London and elsewhere. He is now concentrating on academic work as a book historian, and is a Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies at the University of London, and the Lyell Reader in Bibliography at Oxford for 2017/18. He has lectured and published extensively on historic bookbindings and private libraries and his books include Oxford Bookbinding 1500-1640 (2000) and English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800 (2005, new edition 2014). He regularly teaches on the Rare Book Schools in London and Charlottesville.

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