Boston, Massachusetts

Obscura Society: Alchemy, Rare Texts & Books Bound in Human Skin

Join us for a private, picturesque visit to the Boston Athenaeum

  • Date: January 5, 2013
  • Time: 06:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Cost: 10.00
  • Where: 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, United States

The Boston Athenaeum is a membership library founded in 1807. 

Our private tour of the Athenaeum’s landmark building at 10 ½ Beacon Street, includes the conservation laboratory where rare books, maps and manuscripts are preserved. After a demonstration of the art of bookbinding, there will be a display of rarities including alchemical volumes; texts by Athanasius Kircher; and the memoirs of a 19th century highwayman, bound in his own skin.

DETAILS:

  • Saturday, Jan 5
  • Two tours:  10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm of 15 people each.
  • Address: 10 1/2 Beacon St, Boston


  • When
    January 5, 2013
  • Attendance Limit
    30
  • Where
    10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, United States
  • Special Instructions
    2 tours: 10am-12PM & 1PM-3PM, 15 people each
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2 tours: 10am-12PM & 1PM-3PM, 15 people each
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