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From Early-Modern anatomical flap-books and rotating ‘volvelles’ to Victorian children’s books with pull-tabs and twentieth-century pop-ups, the movable book has a long and fascinating history. Using the unique collections at Cambridge University Library, this one-day intensive course traces the evolution and diverseuses of these unusual objects, giving students an opportunity to see and interact with some rare and remarkable examples.

This short course is part of the London Rare Books School programme.

Course Fees

  • Standard: £175
  • Concession*: £100


This course will take place at Cambridge University Library and delegates must make their own way there. Visit the Cambridge University Library website for directions.

Tea and coffee will be provided, and lunch arrangements will be confirmed shortly.

The course is limited to 15 delegates and bookings must be made by the 16 April 2024.