David Pearson (librarian)
David Pearson (born 1955) was the Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries at the City of London Corporation between 2009 and 2017; his brief covered London Metropolitan Archives, Guildhall Library, City Business Library, Guildhall Art Gallery etc. He retired in early 2017 to focus on his work in book history and is now a Senior Member of Darwin College, Cambridge (from 2016), an Honorary Senior Research Associate of the Department of Information Studies, University College London (from 2016) and a Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, University of London (from 2017). He is Lyell Reader in Bibliography, University of Oxford, 2017-18. He is a member of the Faculty of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, and teaches regularly on the London Rare Book School.
He was previously Director of the University of London Research Library Services (2004–09), Librarian of the Wellcome Trust (1996–2004), Head of Special Collections at the National Art Library (1992–96) and a curator in the Eighteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue project at the British Library (1986–92). He has lectured and published extensively in aspects of book history, with a particular emphasis on books as artefacts, and the ways in which they have been owned and bound. His books include Provenance Research in Book History (1994), Oxford Bookbinding 1500-1640 (2000), For the Love of the Binding (ed, 2000), English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800 (2005), Books as History : The importance of books beyond their texts (2008), London: 1000 Years (ed, 2011). He was President of the Bibliographical Society, 2010-12.
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- Pearson, David. Books as History: The importance of books beyond their texts. London: British Library; New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. (ISBN 9781584562337)
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