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|

Council’s Choice for March 2024

The History of Information (dot com) At first glance, the intriguing website HistoryofInformation.com looks like just another aggregation of historical facts. It isn’t! Jeremy M. Norman has set himself the task of building a meta-history site: a history of data collections tagged by subject category. The resulting website is a [...]

2024-03-29T15:25:41+00:00March 17, 2024|Council's choice|

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|

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|

Council’s Choice for November 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. Reformation Cardinal: Reginald Pole in 16th-Century Italy and England Cardinal Reginald Pole (1500–1558) has long deserved a better press. Elizabethan propagandists handed [...]

2023-11-03T11:22:47+00:00November 1, 2023|Council's choice|

Council’s Choice for October 2023

A monthly series of bibliography- or book-related links recommended by members of the Society’s Council. A series initiated by Margaret Ford, Past President. The choice for October 2023 is by Council member Giles Bergel who writes about the British Book Trade Index. Read this month's Council's Choice where links to [...]

2023-10-27T09:39:22+01:00October 13, 2023|Council's choice|

Council’s Choice for September 2023

A monthly series of bibliography- or book-related links recommended by members of the Society’s Council. A series initiated by Margaret Ford, Past President. The choice for September 2023 is by Council member Daryl Green who writes about ‘Richard Sharpe’s Libraries and Books in Medieval England’. Read this month’s Council’s Choice [...]

2023-10-28T07:53:34+01:00September 1, 2023|Council's choice|

Council’s Choice for August 2023

A monthly series of bibliography- or book-related links recommended by members of the Society’s Council. A series initiated by Margaret Ford, Past President. The choice for August 2023 is by Council member Gabriel Sewell who writes about ‘Columbus Letters, Stolen, Detected and Returned‘. Read this month’s Council’s Choice where links [...]

2023-10-14T10:24:45+01:00July 30, 2023|Council's choice|

Council’s Choice for July 2023

A monthly series of bibliography- or book-related links recommended by members of the Society’s Council. A series initiated by Margaret Ford, Past President. The choice for July 2023 is by Council member Justin Croft who  considers bibliographical aspects of the riddle 'What’s black and white and re[a]d all over?' Read [...]

2023-10-14T10:27:50+01:00July 18, 2023|Council's choice|
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