Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 17:30
ALAN NELSON: Humphrey Dyson's Broadsides: Royal Proclamations and Miscellanea, 1500–1632.
Humphrey Dyson (1582–1633) is best known today for his collection of books, which, though dispersed, survive in many lib raries, and for his seven volumes of Elizabethan proclamations. Dyson's printed proclamations derive not only from Elizabeth, however, but from all English monarchs from Henry VII to Charles I, including Jane, with multiple volumes not only for Elizabeth I, but for James I and Charles I. His miscellaneous broadsides, including ballads, livery company documents, and legal announcements, range from the early sixteenth century to 1632. Dyson's collections of 'peticions of greivances & breifes of bills exhibited to the high Court of Parliament' from 1621 and 1624 have recently been identified in Guildhall Library. Dyson's personal valuations of his collections and the subsequent history of his many volumes of broadsides shed interesting light on a highly specialized corner of the rare book market over several centuries.
Tea will be served from 17.00; the lecture starts at 17.30.
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 17:30
KRISTINE ROSE BEERS: Silk threads and chevron patterns: Exploring the materiality of the Islamic book.
This paper will consider the parallels between Islamic bookbindings and their European contemporaries. Particular attention will be paid to the transmission of technologies, and the evolution of a unique binding tradition.
Please note that the venue for this lecture has changed to the British Library.
Tea will be served from 17.00; the lecture starts at 17.30.
Foyle Room, British Library Centre for Conservation, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB