Gordon B. Neavill’s Bibliography of the Modern Library, 1925-1959

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia announces a landmark electronic publication – Gordon B. Neavill’s Bibliography of the Modern Library, 1925-1959   The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Library are pleased to present the Modern Library Bibliography, an electronic database covering all Modern Library [...]

2024-02-07T11:56:48+00:00February 7, 2024|News|

Free virtual issue of The Library 2023

The Library on Middle English Works from Manuscript to Print Guest editor: A. S. G. Edwards The essays selected here from issues of The Library are intended to reflect the different forms of scholarly engagement with Middle English works as they moved from manuscript to print. The articles were published in The [...]

2023-12-17T13:49:30+00:00December 17, 2023|News|

Gold Medal awarded to Peter Blayney

The Bibliographical Society is delighted to announce the presentation of its Gold Medal to Professor Peter Blayney last night at its monthly meeting at the Society of Antiquaries in London.The full list of the Society's Gold Medallists can be seen at https://devsite.bibsoc.org.uk/about/gold-medallists/

2023-11-26T19:12:58+00:00November 22, 2023|News|

Bibliographical Society research grants for 2024

Every year The Bibliographical Society makes a number of major grants to those engaged in bibliographical research (for example, book history, textual transmission, publishing, printing, bookbinding, book-ownership and book-collecting). In 2023 a range of subjects were supported, including a study of women printers and the London book trade 1640-1670, carbon-dating of [...]

2023-11-17T09:40:32+00:00November 17, 2023|News|

Welcome to the new BibSoc web site

The Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce the conversion of the Society’s website (www.bibsoc.org.uk) to a new host and technology. The new host is IONOS, the company we have used for years to manage our domain. The new technology is WordPress, which will be a lot easier to modify and [...]

2023-10-30T08:44:17+00:00October 27, 2023|News|

The Society’s Gold Medal

From time to time the Society awards a Gold Medal for distinguished services to bibliography. Over forty awards have been made since the first in 1929. We are delighted that the recipient this year is Professor Peter Blayney, the world’s leading authority on printing and the book trade in early-modern [...]

2023-11-26T16:09:08+00:00July 14, 2023|News|

Bibliographical Society Gold Medal

From time to time the Society awards a Gold Medal for distinguished services to bibliography to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the subject and the furtherance of the Society’s aims. Over forty awards have been made since the Medal Fund was established in 1929 [...]

2023-10-03T21:09:24+01:00May 2, 2023|News|

Robin Myers (1926-2023)

It is with great sadness that the Society notes the death of Robin Myers, the Society’s first female President (1996-1998), who passed away on the morning of her 97th birthday on 1 May 2023. Robin was the longest serving member of Council and acted as the Society’s Hon. Librarian until her [...]

2023-10-03T20:47:50+01:00May 2, 2023|News|

Nominations for Council and Vice-President

The Society is seeking to appoint three new Council members at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 18 October 2022. Also at the AGM James Raven will step down as President and will be succeeded by Richard Linenthal. Nominations for Council and a Vice-President will therefore be considered at the [...]

2023-11-09T16:38:49+00:00July 27, 2022|News|

Nineteenth-century British and Irish publishers bindings

The Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce a new addition to its 'Work-in-pr0gress' pages. Ed King has created a web resource illustrating many examples of decorative publishers' bindings of the nineteenth century. For more information, go to Nineteenth-century British and Irish Publishers' Bindings.

2023-11-09T16:39:24+00:00March 16, 2022|News|

Winter (virtual visit)

At the end of March we will be travelling (virtually) to Tokyo to see some of the rare books and special collections of Keio University Library.  Our hosts will be Professor Satoko Tokunaga (the Society’s Hon. Secretary for Japan), Professor Takami Matsuda, Professor Takahiro Sasaki, and Professor Emeritus Toshiyuki Takamiya.  [...]

2023-11-09T16:39:32+00:00March 4, 2022|News|

December lecture by Zoom only

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 17:30 ELIZABETH SAVAGE: German Renaissance woodcuts at the British Museum Council has decided that this event will now be via Zoom online only. We are all facing new restrictions and cautions and Elizabeth has understandably confirmed that she will be speaking online. The Antiquaries themselves [...]

2023-11-09T16:40:02+00:00December 7, 2021|News|
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