June 13, 2017

posted Jul 10, 2017, 9:34 PM by Amherst Club
Lunch notes for June 13, 2017
At Bistro 63, President Allen Hanson called the meeting to order on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Phyllis reminded us of the TASTE of AMHERST this weekend.
Gigi announced the Amherst Historical Society’s garden tour on Sat. June 24….10 to 4.  Tickets at Andrew’s Garden, AJ Hastings and Hadley Garden Center.  $25
BROWN BAG LUNCH on Tuesday, June 20 at Therese’s house to celebrate Elsie Fetterman’s 90th birthday.  Come at noon.  17 Juniper Lane
Lois announced the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Craft Fair on June 24th.  She will be there with her Birds of a Feather.
The Literary Feasts start June 20 at the Pub.  15% of sales goes to the Friends of the Jones Libraries.  Suggested reading (optional) is Cammie McGovern’s novel “Just My Luck”.  Bonnie says “Please join us”.
Tina had hosted a brown bag lunch on a lovely, unrainy day last month that was attended by about 12 people. She also mentioned that Mike was in the hospital but expected home soon.
Jean has seen former member, Doris Holden, who is still in her home at the age of 95.  They had a long chat.
Nancy Brose brought her grandson, Nathan.
Jacquie read a poem by Billy Collins called “Adage”.  It is from his book Ballistics.
Jeff Goodhind, librarian and archivist at the Renaissance Center showed us some of the rare books in the collection.
*1495 bible with commentary (in Latin)
*1662 natural philosophy copy printed in Paris
*1632 – “Metamorphosis”
* 17th century religious work (covered with paper waste from earlier days)
* “The Prince” with a vellum binding
* “Arcadia” – 1674 edition (16th edition)
* “Rolando Furioso”
* Tiny book of Erasmus – Octavo format with italic font
* A how-to book by Joseph Moxin, an early scientist.
* A 17th century work of architecture – a margin writer involved
* Framed works of a 1410 illuminated page, a page from a 1557 herb book – hand colored, and a manuscript of a 1440 Land Grant.
Back in the Renaissance days, paper was made from linen rags and books were covered using goat skin, calf skin, vellum.

Wine: Joan Hanson     
Money: Jim Scott                

Joan Hanson, scribe for the day