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Council’s Choice for June 2024

A union catalogue of manuscripts from the Islamicate World FIHRIST is the union catalogue of manuscripts from the Islamicate World, a collaborative project to map the manuscript collections housed in more than twenty participating institutions in the UK and Ireland. It is a fast-growing catalogue, with new holdings added regularly [...]

2024-06-12T16:56:33+01:00June 12, 2024|Council's choice|

Council’s Choice for May 2024

Priorities and Perils In this series celebrating and promoting digital resources that support book history, perhaps we should pause, take a minute’s silence, to reflect on the recent calamitous events at the British Library? I’m sure all readers will know that the BL’s website, services and e-resources went offline following [...]

2024-05-03T11:55:35+01:00May 1, 2024|Council's choice|

Council’s Choice for April 2024

Historical Conversion of Currency Studies of book history invariably involve determinations of monetary value, and even though we all know how imperfectly historical values are correlated with contemporary ones, it doesn't stop us from trying. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread! I've always been unhappy with attempts to [...]

2024-03-30T08:22:39+00:00April 1, 2024|Council's choice|

The Bibliographical Society’s YouTube channel

The Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce the launch of its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@BibliographicalSociety/. The channel offers recordings of the Society's monthly lectures and other online events. Videos will be posted several times each month until all the lectures from 2020 onwards have been made available. A full list [...]

2024-02-26T18:52:18+00:00February 26, 2024|News|

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|

Council’s Choice for February 2024

The Plantin Press Online Christophe Plantin was born near the French town of Tours, probably around 1520. After working in Caen and Paris he moved to Antwerp, then one of the most important commercial cities in Europe, where he established a successful publishing house. In 1576, he purchased a building [...]

2024-02-05T20:09:56+00:00February 5, 2024|Council's choice|

Council’s Choice for January 2024

A monthly series of bibliography- or book-related links recommended by members of the Society’s Council, initiated by Margaret Ford, Past President. Earlier posts can be found at Council’s Choice. The Melville Electronic Library The parts of the Melville Electronic Library which may be of particular interest to bibliographers [who will already [...]

2023-12-31T10:22:51+00:00December 31, 2023|Council's choice|

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|

Council’s Choice for December 2023

A monthly series of bibliography- or book-related links recommended by members of the Society’s Council, initiated by Margaret Ford, Past President. Earlier posts can be found at Council’s Choice. December 2023The Wasserzeicheninformationssystem (WZIS): an international database of early watermarksAlthough among watermark aficionados there is still no substitute for Gerhard Piccard’s [...]

2023-11-30T18:46:14+00:00November 30, 2023|Council's choice|

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://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|
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