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Fellowships & Bursaries Archive


Grants awarded in 2012/2013
Grants awarded in 2011/2012
Grants awarded in 2010/2011
Grants awarded in 2009/2010
Grants awarded in 2008/2009
Grants awarded in 2007/2008
Grants awarded in 2006/2007
Grants awarded in 2005/2006
Grants awarded in 2004/2005
Grants awarded in 2003/2004
Grants awarded in 2002/2003
Grants awarded in 2001/2002
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Major Grants awarded 2012/13

The Council of the Society agreed on 19 February 2013 to make the following awards:

One Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship

  • £698 to Dr Dunstan Roberts: ‘The Books of Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1582?-1648)’.

One Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Scholarship

  • £1500 to Mr Paolo Sachet: ‘The Cultural Policy of the Catholic Church Towards Printing (1529-1587): The First Attempts to Establish a Vatican Press in Rome’.

Major Grants

  • £1000 to Dr Robyn Adams: ‘Building a Library Without Walls: The Early Years of the Bodleian Library’. (Falconer Madan Award)
  • £1000 to Miss Anna Dorofeeva: ‘The Reception and Manuscript Context of the Early Medieval Latin pre-Bestiary Physiologus’.
  • £1000 to Mr William Kynan-Wilson: ‘Ottoman Costume Albums in European Collections’.
  • £1000 to Dr Tom Lockwood: ‘One Likes to have a Copy of Every Thing One Does: Charles Lamb’s Copies of his own and Others’ Books at Yale and Harvard’.
  • £1200 to Ms. Laure Miolo: ‘Sciences in a Theological College: A Comparison between Sorbonne College and Merton College XIIIth-XVth Centuries’.
  • £800 to Miss Gillian Pink: ‘Voltaire’s Marginalia, Working Methods and Reading Habits’.
  • £2000 to Professor James Raven: ‘Mapping Booksites: The Location of Printers c.1600-1800 Together with a Bibliographical-Topographical Digital Model of Paternoster Row’. (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Award)
  • £2000 to Dr Kyle Roberts: ‘Philip Doddridge’s Library’.
  • £2000 to Ms Louise Seaward: ‘Censorship in Eighteenth-Century Geneva’. (Barry Bloomfield Award)
  • £1815 to Ms Hazel Wilkinson: ‘Eighteenth-Century Editions of Edmund Spenser’. (Fredson Bowers Award, funded by this Society and the Bibliographical Society of America)

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Major Grants awarded 2011/12

The Council of the Society agreed on 21 February 2012 to make the following awards:

One Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Scholarship:

  • £2000 jointly to Dr. Takako Kato and Dr Satoko Tokunaga (‘Caxton and Beyond: Copy-Specific Features in English Incunabula’).

Major Grants

  • £1960 to Dr Godfried Croenen (‘Workshops, Exemplars and the Production of Illustrated Copies of Froissart’s Chronicles in Early 15th-Century Paris’).
  • £1452.50 to Dr Maura Ives: ‘Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market: A Publishing History’. (Fredson Bowers Award, funded by this Society and the Bibliographical Society of America)
  • £1500 to Dr Steven J. Livesey (‘Medieval Commentaries on the Sentences and the Monastic Library of Saint-Bertin’).
  • £1900 to Professor Shannon Miller (‘Creating Sammelbandë / Rewriting History: Case Studies in English Tract Collections’). (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Award)
  • £500 to Dr Richard John Palmer (‘Archbishops Sheldon and Sancroft and the Collections of Lambeth Palace Library’). (Falconer Madan Award)
  • £1875 to Miss Charlotte Anne Panofré (‘The Role of Economic Factors in the Printing of English Protestant Pamphlets in Strasbourg, 1553-1558’).
  • £2000 to Dr Jason Powell (‘Complete Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder’). (Barry Bloomfield Award)
    £1135 to Miss Ingrid Kristen Rembold (‘The Christianization of Saxony in the Ninth Century’).

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Major Grants awarded 2010/11

The Council of the Society agreed on 15 February 2011 to make the following awards:

One Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship:

  • £4000 to Dr Adam Smyth (‘Making the Word: Little Gidding and the Uses of Print’).

One Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Scholarship:

  • £815 to Dr Hugh Adlington (‘The Library of John Donne (1572-1631)’).

Major Grants

  • £1862 to Mr Johannes M. Depnering (‘Sermon Manuscripts in the Late Middle Ages - The Latin and German Codices of Berthold von Regensberg’). (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Award)
  • £2000 to Dr Michael Johnston (‘Scribal Production and Readership of Middle English Romance’). (Fredson Bowers Award, funded by this Society and the Bibliographical Society of America)
  • £2000 to Mr Matteo A. Pangallo (‘Manuscript Plays of Playwriting Playgoers and the Material Evidence of Nonprofessional Playwriting in Early Modern London’). (Barry Bloomfield Award)
  • £800 to Dr Joshua A. Westgard (‘Transmission, Reception, and Influence of Bede's Ecclesiastical History in Medieval Europe, ca. 731-1565’). (Falconer Madan Award)
  • £1500 to Mrs. Cynthia Johnston (‘The Development of the Commercial Book-Trade in Thirteenth-Century Oxford’).
  • £1094.20 to Professor Sandro Jung (‘A Book-Historical Study of the Illustrated 'Repositories', ca. 1780-1850’).
  • £874.16 to Mr Jesús de Prado Plumed (‘Hebrew and Latin Manuscripts Produced or Used by Alfonso de Zamora (fl. 1512-1545): Manuscripts and Printed Books in the Early Age of Christian Hebraism’).

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Major Grants awarded 2009/10

The Council of the Society agreed on 16 February 2010 to make the following awards:

Two Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Fellowships:

  • £3,200 to Professor Nile Green (‘The role of the iron handpress in the spread of Persian and other forms of Arabic-script printing, c.1800-1830’)
  • £3,880 to Dr R. Carter Hailey (‘Papers stocks of early modern professional dramatic manuscripts and printed books’).

Major grants

  • £1,424 (the Fredson Bowers award, funded by this Society and the Bibliographical Society of America) to Dr Troy Bassett (‘Serialization of three-volume novels’)
  • £1,270 to Dr Victoria Gardner (‘James Montgomery and the newspaper trade, 1794-1825’)
  • £1,700 (the Antiquarian Booksellers Association award) to Dr Carrie Griffin & Dr Mary O’Connell (‘Charles Clark: reading, printing, antiquarianism’)
  • £2,000 (the Barry Bloomfield award) to Mr Stephen Lubell (‘Sixteenth-century Hebrew Type: the Le Bé specimens in the Bibliothèque Nationale’)
  • £480 (the Falconer Madan award) to Dr Veronica O’Mara (‘Critical edition of Thos. Wimbledon’s Paul’s Cross Sermon, c.1387’)
  • £2,000 to Dr Sydney Shep (‘Reading in the Boer War’)

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Major grants for 2008/2009

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the sixteenth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • £2,000, matching an award of $3,000 by the Bibliographical Society of America, to Dr John Craig: The Politics of Reading in the English Parish, 1536-1642. (The Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship.)
  • £1,420 to Dr Andrew Cambers: The library of John Rastrick (1650-1725)
    £938 to Dr Cristina Dondi: Books of Hours printed in fifteenth-century Italy (Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Scholarship)
  • £2,000 to Prof. Elisabeth Fraser: French illustrated travel books, 1780-1850 (Fredson Bowers award)
  • £1,993 to Dr Michael Johnston: Gentry compilations of Middle English romance
  • £1,250 to Dr William Kelly: Low Countries imprints (pre-1801) in northern English libraries (Barry Bloomfield award)
  • £500 to Dr Tom Lockwood: Manuscript verse and the impeachment of Francis Bacon (Falconer Madan award)
  • £360 to Mr Daniel Smith: Book collecting habits of Edward, second Viscount Conway
  • £2,000 to Ms Patricia Stewart: The development of the medieval Latin prose bestiary
  • £2,000 to Dr David Stoker: John Marshall & Co. publishers, of Aldermary Court, London (ABA award)

Minor grants

  • Sandro Jung (The Scribal Publication of J. G. Cooper's 'The Lover's Resolution') £200
  • Neville Davies ('The honourable entertainment at Elvetham', 1591) £200
  • Gargi Gangopadhyay (Literature for children: England and Bengal, 1750-1850) £20

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Major grants for 2007/2008

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the fifteenth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • £3,854 to Ian Gadd: The Stationers' Company and the Universities, 1580s-1780s (the Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship)
  • £2,000 to Catherine Parisian: The publication history of Frances Burney (the Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Scholarship)
  • £2,000 to Grace Ioppolo: Early modern dramatic manuscripts and theatre history records (the Fredson Bowers award)
  • £500 to Peter Kidd: Catalogue of manuscripts in Queen's College, Oxford (the Falconer Madan prize)
  • £1,125 to Samantha Matthews: Albums and album poetry in nineteenth-century Britain (the Barry Bloomfield award)
  • £1,600 to David Finkelstein: Edinburgh Typographical Association membership, 1861-1900 (the Antiquarian Booksellers Association award)
  • £500 to Joseph Gwara: Woodcut initials in sixteenth-century English books
  • £1,280 to Niall MacKenzie: The libraries of early modern English nuns
  • £1,350 to Andrew Nash: Grub Street authors and the fiction market, 1870-1914
  • £1,934 to Mark Towsey: Reading habits in Britain , c.1750-c.1850
  • £721 to Alison Welsby: Greek codices in the Gospel of John

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Major grants for 2006/2007

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the fourteenth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • £2,000 to Renzo Baldasso, including $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America, as the Fredson Bowers award, for a study of Erhard Ratdolt and the visual dimension of early printed books;
  • £800 to Marta C. Casal for research into painters, books and learning in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain;
  • £1,055 to Andrew Defty for a study of the role of British publishers in the Cold War; the award associated with the name of Barry Bloomfield;
  • £1,700 to Caroline Duroselle-Melish for a study of Ulisse Aldovandi and book acquisition in early modern Europe;
  • £1,748 to Julie Hotchin for research into the collection and production of devotional books by nuns in later medieval Germany;
  • £1,540, as the Falconer Madan Prize (in association with the Oxford Bibliographical Society), to Christopher S. Ivic for research into Jacobean Union literature;
  • £1,600 to Hans-Jörg Künast for a bibliography of Augsburg imprints, 1468-1600; the award associated with the Antiquarian Booksellers Association;
  • £740 to Michael Londry for a study of English literary manuscripts by or concerning women of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries;
  • £955 to Margaret Willes, including £500 from the National Trust, as the Royal Oak Award, for work on the acquisition and use of books in the English-speaking world since 1500.

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Major grants for 2005/2006

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the twelfh competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • £1739 to Bill Bell for a study of nineteenth-century continental tourists and their books.
  • £286 to Sharon Brown for a study of selling, collecting and reading French books in eighteenth-century Scotland.
  • £500 from the National Trust as the Royal Oak Award, with an additional £1338 from The Bibliographical Society, to Tania Colwell to study the Mélusine fragments at Upton House.
  • £500 as the Falconer Madan Prize, in association with the Oxford Bibliographical Society, with an additional £1500 from The Bibliographical Society to Nicholas Fisher for bibliographical work on John Wilmot and Robert Whitehall.
  • £1260 to Jean-François Gilmont for a bibliography of sixteenth-century French-Swiss editions.
  • $1500 from the Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award, with an additional £993 from The Bibliographical Society, to Carter Hailey for a description and analysis of watermarks from the hand press period.
  • £1100 to John B. Hench on the internationalization of the US Book Trade, 1942-1948, the award associated with the name of Barry Bloomfield.
  • £1434 to Rupert Ridgewell to work on Mozart's Viennese music engravers, the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

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Major grants for 2004/2005

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the twelfh competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • $1500 from The Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award, and an additional £589 from The Bibliographical Society, London, to Edward Jones to work on an edition of Milton's State Papers.
  • £1693.50 as The Falconer Madan Prize in association with the Oxford Bibliographical Society, to Orietta Da Rold for research into medieval manuscripts in the West Midlands.
  • £993.60 to Atalanta Myerson to investigate intelligence printing by Oxford University Press during the Second World War, the award associated with the name of Barry Bloomfield.
  • £1800 to Silvia Fiaschi for the study of fifteenth-century book-collecting and ownership, the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association.
  • £1000 to Anita Breckbill and Carole Goebes for work on French music circulating libraries.
  • £1580 to Wallace Kirsop to compile a bibliography of seventeenth-century editions of Jean de Rotrou.
  • £997.80 to Roberta Magnani to investigate the reception of the works of Chaucer.
  • £1745 to Neslihan Senocak to study the libraries of Fransciscan convents.

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Major grants for 2003/2004

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the eleventh competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • $1500 from The Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award to Anna Taylor to investigate manuscripts relating to Carolingian vitae metricae
  • £1520 as The Falconer Madan Prize in association with the Oxford Bibliographical Society, to Dabney Bankert for work on Joseph Bosworth's Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language
  • £440 to David Stoker for a study of Lady Ellenor Fenn and her publishers, the award associated with the name of Barry Bloomfield
  • £2000 to Tanya Hagen to investigate the production of non-Shakespearean drama between 1660-1780, the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association
  • £430 to Matthew Cobb for research into the publications of Jan Swammerdam
  • £450 to Louise Curth for the study of early modern vernacular manuscripts
  • £700 to Peter Happé for his work on the Cambridge Ben Jonson Edition
  • £2000 to Janelle Jenstadt to investigate the provenance of 16th and 17th century mayoral pageant books
  • £895 to Peter Van den Dungen to research the production of Bertha von Suttner's Lay Down Your Arms
  • £2000 to Yu-Chiao Wang for work on the printing of English romances circa 1475-1565

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Major grants for 2002/2003

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the tenth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • $1500 from The Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award to Diane Booton for her work on manuscript production in Late Medieval Brittany
  • £771.60 as The Falconer Madan Prize to Paul Baines for a study of Edmund Curll, Bookseller
  • £2000 to Abhijit Gupta for his Short-title catalogue of books in the Bengali language 1801-1947: the award associated with the name of Barry Bloomfield
  • £500 from the National Trust as The Royal Oak Award to Philip Oldfield for his work on British and Irish armorial bookbindings in properties held by the National Trust.
  • £1100 to Jesse Billet for his work on The Muchelney Breviary Fragment
  • £1500 to John Craig to study Books in parish churches of England and Wales 1538-1640
  • £500 to Michael Goodall for his history of Irish playing card makers and their cards in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • £1255 to Brenda Hosington for her Bibliography of translations produced in Early Moden England (1475-1640)
  • £750 to John Morris for his work on British Armorial Bookbindings held at Parham Court, Sussex: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association.
  • £600 to Eleanor Shevlin to study the role of Harrison and Co in the production of the English novel.
  • £1200 to David Stam for his work on the book culture of polar exploration.
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Major grants for 2001/2002

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the ninth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America, as the Fredson Bowers award, to Ms Catherine M. Rodriguez for her study of the publication history of Frances Burney, with an additional award of £500 to be paid by the Society;
  • £500 to Dr Leslie Howsam, as the Falconer Madan Award, for her work on the correspondence of historians and their publishers in Oxford collections;
  • £1,685 to Mr Giles Mandelbrote for his work on European book trade and library catalogues before 1800: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association;
  • £1,100 to Professor Gillian Fenwick for research on the publishing history of the Dictionary of National Biography;
  • £1,200 to Ms Colleen Franklin for a new edition and a publication history of The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine Thomas James (1633);
  • £1,034 to Dr Nigel Hall for work on the print trades of eighteenth-century London;
  • £1,800 to Dr Hedwig Gwosdek for work on William Lily's Latin grammar and the beginnings of grammar writing in English;
  • £1,500 to Dr Gillian Hughes for the study of a recently-discovered manuscript of James Hogg's The Three Perils of Man (1822);
  • £500 to Dr Malcolm Jones for work on English C16 and C17 broadside prints in Oxford collections.

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Major grants for 2000/2001

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the eighth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following grants have been made:
  • $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America, as the Fredson Bowers award, to Professor John J. McCusker for his work on the business press and the economic integration of the early modern Atlantic world, with an additional award of £500 to be paid by the Society;
  • £1,000 to Professor Alistair McCleery for his study of the Albatross Press 1931-1948: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association;
  • £1,100 to Ms. Monica Azzolini for work on Italian Renaissance humanism and the development of encyclopaedic works;
  • £1,000 to Mr. Frederick Bearman for a study of the history and development of medieval 'stationery' bindings;
  • £800 to Dr. Mark Bland for work on the manuscripts of Ben Jonson and John Donne and their connections;
  • £1,000 to Ms. Lamia Doumato for work on an illustrated pontifical manuscript from the Christian East;
  • £1,200 to Dr. David Finkelstein for an investigation into cultural and commercial links between the Scottish and New Zealand printing industries 1860-1900;
  • £500 to Dr. Jonathan Gibson for work on the standardisation of the physical description of early modern English manuscripts;
  • £500 to Mrs. Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence for work on Cambridge college libraries c.1550-1700;
  • £2,000 to Dr. Sydney Shep for a study of the paper trade between Britain and New Zealand in the nineteenth century;
  • £1,000 to Mr. Nigel Tattersfield for work on the book illustrations of Ralph Beilby, Thomas Bewick and their workshop apprentices.
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Major grants for 1999/2000

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the seventh competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following grants have been made:
  • $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America, as the Fredson Bowers award, to Dr. Peter W.M. Blayney for his work on the Stationers' Company and the printers of London, 1501-1616, with an additional award of £500 to be paid by the Society;
  • £500 from the Oxford Bibliographical Society, as the Falconer Madan Prize, to Dr. Adam Smyth for his study of the relationships between C17 printed miscellanies and MS commonplace books;
  • £1,330 to Mr. Julian Pooley for his work on the Nichols family and business, 1745-1873: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association;
  • £1,000 to Dr. Martin Davies for his study of Italian humanist books;
  • £750 to Professor David L. Gants for work on the history of printing in Jacobean London;
  • £750 to Mr. Patrick Leary for work on periodical publishing and the literary community: Bradbury & Evans and the Punch circle;
  • £1,000 to Mr. Andrew Martin for research into the bibliography of anglophone literature and literary criticism by black South Africans 1800-1950;
  • £2,000 to Professor Stephen W. May for work on 'The Bibliography and First-Line Index of English Verse 1559-1603';
  • £1,000 to Dr. Andrew D. Murphy for a study of the publishing history of Shakespeare;
  • £600 to Ms Jill Shefrin for work on the bibliographical and historical analysis of juvenile table games published in England between 1750 and the late C19;
  • £450 to Miss Julianne Simpson for research into the production, sale and distribution of Christopher Plantin's Polyglott Bible;
  • £500 to Dr. Betty S. Travitsky for work on writings by Englishwomen 1500-1640.
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Major grants for 1998/99

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the sixth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following grants have been made:
  • $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America, as the Fredson Bowers award, to Mr Konstantin Dierks for his study of the pedagogical literature of letter-writing in Anglo-America (1750-1800), with an additional sum of £375 to be paid by the Society;
  • £500 from the Oxford Bibliographical Society, as the Falconer Madan Prize, to Mr. Jerome De Groot for a study of manuscript culture at the civil war court in Oxford;
  • £650 to Mr Richard J. Goulden for a study of the Kent book trade 1750-1900: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association;
  • £450 to Dr Antonia Forster for work on the correspondence of Ralph Griffiths, editor of the Monthly Review;
  • £2,000 to Mr Donald Kerr for a study of Governor Sir George Grey as book collector;
  • £2,000 to Ms Lenka Kolarova for work on the manuscripts and scriptoria of Lyons in the ninth century;
  • £950 to Mr Giles Mandelbrote for work on European book trade and library catalogues before 1800;
  • £500 to Prof. Paula McDowell for work on the London printer and author Elinor James;
  • £350 to Miss Eugenia Roldan-Vera for a study of Rudolph Ackermann's Spanish publications for Latin America (1822-1830);
  • £900 to Mrs Pamela M. Selwyn for work on the library of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520-1598);
  • £1,200 to Drs Ann Veenhoff and Drs Marja Smolenaars for their study of the Anglo-Dutch book trade in the late seventeenth century.
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Major grants for 1997/98

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the fifth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following grants have been made:
  • $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award, to Dr Grace Ioppolo, for her study of holographic and scribal manuscripts on English Renaissance drama 1550-1623;
  • £500 from the Oxford Bibliographical Society as the Falconer Madan Prize, to Ms Jill Shefrin for work on the bibliographical and historical analysis of juvenile table games published in England between 1750 and 1900;
  • £700 to Mr Terry Wyke and Dr Michael Powell for research into James Weatherley and the Manchester book trade: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association;
  • £500 to Dr Bill Bell for a study of Scottish firms during the book trade 'crash' of the 1820s;
  • £1,250 to Dr Mario Caricchio for work on Giles Calvert and his authors;
  • £500 to Miss Rachel Constance-Hughes for a study of the distribution of Biblical texts by the British and Foreign Bible Society along the Welsh borders 1830-1899;
  • £750 to Prof Peter Lindenbaum for work on the publishing career of Brabazon Aylmer;
  • £450 to Mr Richard Ovenden for research into Lord William Howard of Naworth's activities as a collector (1563-1640);
  • £1,100 to Dr Nigel L. Ramsay for a study of the bibliographical activities of Seymour de Ricci (1881-1942);
  • £950 to Dr Graham C. Rees for work on printed copy-texts of works by Francis Bacon;
  • £1,000 to Dr Shef Rogers for research into the legal and extra-legal enforcement of copyright violation 1714-1751;
  • £500 to Prof Richard C. Simmons for work on cheap print 1660-1790;
  • £1,400 to Ms Susie West for a study of the development of rooms as libraries in Norfolk country houses.
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Major grants for 1996/97

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the fourth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following grants have been made: 
  • $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award, to Dr Robert A. Pierce, for his study of the production of Italian-language protestant books outside Italy in the 16th century, with an additional sum of £1,000 to be paid by the Society; 
  • £500 from the Oxford Bibliographical Society as the Falconer Madan Prize, to Prof. R. J. Schoeck for a study of P. S. Allen, the editor of Erasmus; 
  • £1,800 to Dr W. McDougall for a study of the letterbooks and ledgers of the Edinburgh bookseller, Charles Elliot: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association
  • £660 to Ms V. Burke for work on the MSS of Anne, Lady Halkett; 
  • £590 to Dr M. T. Davis for a study of the radical book trades and the London Corresponding Society, 1792-99; 
  • £1,270 to Dr L. M. Hulse for a study of the 6th Duke of Portland as a book collector and patron; 
  • £1,000 to Ms C. Hutton for work on the history of the book in Ireland, 1892-1922; 
  • £500 to Dr D. W. Mosser for work on the provenance of MSS of the Canterbury Tales; 
  • £500 to Mr J. R. Pooley for work on the archives of the Nichols family and business, 1745-1873.
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Major grants for 1995/96

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the third competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following grants have been made: 
  • $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award, to the Ven. Dr D. N. Griffiths, for his work on the bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer, with an additional sum to be paid by the Society in 1997, bringing the total to £2000; 
  • £500 from the Oxford Bibliographical Society, with an additional £100 from the Society, to Mr John Bidwell, for his work on the English paper trade, 1557-1695; 
  • £1,750 to Dr M. Keblusek, for a study of Michael Honywood and his book purchases, 1643-1660: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association
  • £350 to Mr James Armstrong for his study of the Obelisk Press; 
  • £500 to Dr Julia Boffey for work on the Index of Middle-English Verse; 
  • £350 to Professor James Carley for a study of George Boleyn's books; 
  • £500 to Mr Robert Goulding for work on the mathematical papers of Sir Henry Savile; 
  • £1250 to Dr Lotte Hellinga for provenance research in association with BMC XI; 
  • £500 to Mr Michael Laird for research into Gothic bindings in New York City libraries; email: gothic@panix.co 
  • £250 to Mr Jacob Soll for a study of 17th-century French Tacitism, 
  • £1750 to Mr Nigel Tattersfield for work on book illustrations engraved in the workshops of Ralph Beilby and Thomas Bewick.
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Major grants for 1994/95

  • $1,500 from the Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award, with an additional £250 from the Society, to Dr James Raven for a study of book importation records of early North American colonial institutional libraries;
  • £500 from the Oxford Bibliographical Society, with an additional £1000 from the Society, to Dr N. Pickwoad for a study of bookbinding as practised in Oxford in the age of the handpress;
  • £650 to Mr C. Rodine for a study of early modern mathematical publishing: the award associated with the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association;
  • £600 to Mr C. Bajetta for a study of the physical aspect of presentation copies in Elizabethan England;
  • £400 to Professor M. J. Collie for a study of the concept of the "Big Book" in the history of science;
  • £500 to Professor G. R. Keiser for a study of the MSS of Lydgate's "Lyf of Our Lady";
  • £500 to Mr David Pearson for work on the history of bookbinding in Oxford, 1500 to 1620;
  • £250 to Mr J. Scott Warren for a study of the presentation of books by Sir James Harington;
  • £400 to Dr J. Sheppard for a study of medieval binding structures in Cambridge libraries;
  • £500 to Dr W. H. Sherman for work on marginalia and the uses of books in the English Renaissance;
  • £450 to Ms Lyndan Warner for a study of records of groups of private libraries in sixteenth-century France.

 

 

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