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Upcoming Events

PBFA York International Premier Fair

 14/09/2018 – 15/09/2018 Friday: Noon - 7:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Knavesmire Suite, York Racecourse, YO23 1EX#

www.yorkbookfair.com

ABA Council Meeting

 26/09/2018 – 26/09/2018  Open to all members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association. Usually held at 6 Bell Yard, London WC2A 2JR

If you wish to attend, please contact secretary@aba.org.uk in advance.

The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair

 02/11/2018 – 03/11/2018
Held each Autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, this Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in vintage and rare books, first editions, maps, prints and manuscripts form all over the world.  There's something for every interest - poetry, children's classics, modern fiction, gardening, cookery, sport, military, crime, art, architecture, travel...  Prices range from a few pounds to many thousands. Free themed guided tours for new collectors.

Register for free tickets

 

Lives in Book Trade History

 25/11/2018 – 26/11/2018 In celebration of the 40th year of the conference series, this year's annual conference on book trade history will explore some of the most important themes and developments in this field through the eyes and experience of some of its most widely respected exponents. Leading authorities will discuss their engagement with book trade history, looking back over their own work to identify the significant influences upon them and changes in focus and research methods over time.

Programme
 
Sunday 26 November
 
10.00 – 10.30 am Registration and coffee
 
10.30 – 11.20 am Christopher de Hamel: Medieval Manuscripts and the Dunedin Public Library
 
11.20 – 11.50 am Coffee
 
11.50 – 12.40 pm Lotte Hellinga: A Lifetime with Early Printed Books
 
12.40 – 2.30 pm Buffet Lunch. During the lunch break, the Archivist of the Stationers’ Company, Ruth Frendo, will lead a tour of the new Stationers’ Company archive building.
 
2.30 – 3.20 pm Peter Blayney: ‘But I Digress’
 
3.20 – 4.10 pm Maureen Bell: From Scandalous Women to Provincial Peruke-Makers: Tracking the men and women of the English book trade
 
4.10 – 4.40 pm Tea
 
4.40 – 5.30 pm Mark Rose: Copyright and Authorship: From the courthouse to the archive
 
5.30 – 7.00 pm Reception at Stationers’ Hall, sponsored by Bernard Quaritch Ltd
 
 
Monday 27 November
 
9.30 – 10.00 am Coffee
 
10.00 – 10.50 am Antony Griffiths: The Development of Print Studies since World War II
 
10.50 – 11.20 am Coffee
 
11.20 – 12.10 pm Mirjam Foot: Approaches to the Study of Bookbindings: From E.P. Goldschmidt to H.M. Nixon and beyond
 
12.10 – 1.00 pm Dennis Rhodes: Italy, Bibliography and Myself
 
1.00 – 2.10 pm Lunch
 
2.10 – 3.00 pm David McKitterick: Becoming a Rare Books Librarian - and something more
 
3.00 – 3.50 pm Robin Myers and Michael Harris: Forty Years of Book Trade History
 
 

To book, contact secretary@aba.org.uk
 


​ABA Council Meeting

 05/12/2018 – 05/12/2017 Open to all members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association. Usually held at 6 Bell Yard, London WC2A 2JR

If you wish to attend, please contact secretary@aba.org.uk in advance.