Founded in 1892, the Bibliographical Society is the senior learned society dealing with the study of the book and its history. The objectives of the Society are:

  • to promote and encourage study and research in the fields of :
    • historical, analytical, descriptive and textual bibliography,
    • the history of printing, publishing, bookselling, bookbinding and collecting;
  • to hold meetings at which papers are read and discussed; to print and publish a journal and  books concerned with bibliography; to maintain a bibliographical library; from time to time to award a medal for services to bibliography
  • to support bibliographical research by awarding grants and bursaries.

Membership is open to all who by profession or private interest are concerned with bibliography. The Society's address is:

The Honorary Secretary
The Bibliographical Society
c/o Institute of English Studies
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

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