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2.1 The erudite bibliophile and the Societat Catalana de Bibliòfils

Joaquim Xaudaró y Echau (Vigan, Philippines, 1872 – Madrid, 1933)
Poster for Los Sports. Álbum, 1898 
Lithograph on paper
Marc Martí collection
 

Joaquim Xaudaró y Echau (Vigan, Philippines, 1872 – Madrid, 1933)

Poster for Los Sports. Álbum, 1898 

Lithograph on paper

Marc Martí collection

 

A bibliophile is a person with an interest or a passion for books, or someone who enjoys collecting or publishing books that are valuable or hard to find.

This latter meaning of the term is the one that most characterised Catalan bibliophilia in the late 19th and the early 20th centuries.

Notable events from this period included:

  • The publication of collections of classic Catalan texts, published by Ramon Miquel i Planas.
  • The founding, in 1903, of the Societat Catalana de Bibliòfils (Catalan Bibliophile Association), which published beautiful, erudite volumes.

At the same time, new typefaces were being created that were more appropriate for these editions, such as the Gotic Incunable Canibell.

 

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Poster for El crepúsculo
Poster for El crepúsculo
Poster for El crepúsculo
Poster for «Colección Ambos Mundos»
Poster for «Colección Ambos Mu
Poster for «Colección Ambos Mundos»
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