Collecting Private Press Books


Collecting Private Press Books

Sophie Schneideman has been an antiquarian book-dealer for twenty-three years. She runs her own business in Portobello Road, London, (Sophie Schneideman Rare Books & Prints) specialising in Private Press and illustrated books, fine bindings, artists' books, manuscripts and prints. She spoke about the English Private Press movement and the joys of collecting the beautiful books it produced. The seminar focussed on the Kelmscott, Ashendene & Doves Presses, through Golden Cockerel and then on to how the movement has developed in more recent times and the merits of collecting the fine press books of today.

It is hoped to present a full transcript of the talk here on the website in due course. 

The seminar took place on Tuesday 7th July 2015 at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. 

The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month. The seminars are free and open to the public. There is no need to book and all are very welcome.