Professor Michael Twyman to be awarded the Society’s Gold Medal

The Bibliographical Society is very pleased to announce that Professor Michael Twyman has been chosen as the recipient of the Society’s 2021 Gold Medal. The presentation will take place before the lectured on Tuesday, 16 November 2021, at the Society of Antiquaries. Michael Twyman is Professor Emeritus of the Department [...]

2023-11-09T16:40:31+00:00July 21, 2021|News|

Summer (virtual) visit

The Society is pleased to announce that this year's summer visit will take place virtually to three libraries in Australia by Zoom on Tuesday 27 July. For further details and booking form see

2024-01-12T13:24:57+00:00June 28, 2021|News|

Forthcoming publication

The Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce its latest publication: The Dublin Book Trade 1801–1850. By Charles Benson. Members should expect to receive a copy in early May. Click here for further details.

2023-11-09T16:41:22+00:00April 20, 2021|News|

Virtual Winter Visit: Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Virtual Winter Visit: Wednesday, 24 February 2021 Following a very successful virtual summer visit in 2020, we are pleased to have organised a virtual winter visit to Mexico. Our visit will take in three libraries and their collections: The National Library of Mexico. National Library of Anthropology and History. Francisco [...]

2024-01-08T11:19:13+00:00February 5, 2021|News|

Virtual edition of The Library on Venetian printing

The next virtual edition of The Library offers 13 articles on Venetian printing, selected with an editorial introduction by guest editor Professor Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College, Oxford). The articles were published in The Library between 1890 and 2016. The articles will remain freely available for three months, but the editorial permanently.  To [...]

2023-11-09T16:42:34+00:00December 5, 2020|News|

Euclid in print, 1482–1703

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new electronic publication:   A catalogue of the editions of the Elements and other Euclidean works by Benjamin Wardhaugh, with the assistance of Philip Beeley and Yelda Nasifoglu. Link: Euclid in print, 1482–1703

2023-11-09T16:42:48+00:00November 24, 2020|News|

The Book Trade in Kent 1750–1900

The Society is pleased to announce a new electronic publication:  Richard Goulden, A Biographical Dictionary of  those engaged in the Book Trade in Kent, 1750–1900. This is a searchable PDF version of the original publication of 2014 together with a file of additions and corrections. This dictionary covers each person's career [...]

2023-11-09T16:43:02+00:00October 17, 2020|News|

New online publication – Book Owners Online

Book Owners Online is a directory of historical book owners, with information about their libraries, and signposts to further reference sources. It currently covers seventeenth-century English owners, with the potential to be expanded. The database is a development from David Pearson's listing of English book owners of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries available [...]

2023-11-09T16:43:23+00:00August 17, 2020|News|

Virtual Summer Visit: Thursday, 23 July 2020

The Society’s annual summer visit has had to be cancelled this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of visiting the Library and Archives of Hatfield House as planned, we invite you to join us for a virtual visit to three other splendid UK libraries. ·         Thomas Plume’s Library, Maldon, Essex: [...]

2023-11-09T16:43:41+00:00June 30, 2020|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 [...]

2023-11-09T16:43:47+00:00June 30, 2020|News|

Cathedral Libraries Catalogue

The catalogue records for volume two of the Society's Cathedral Libraries Catalogue have been added to the national Jisc Library Hub Discover service (which has replaced COPAC). Volume Two contains the continental imprints for books printed before 1701 in the libraries of the Anglican Cathedrals of England and Wales. Information about [...]

2023-11-09T16:44:03+00:00May 18, 2020|News|
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