November 2005
Fairs, Markets and the Itinerant Book Trade ― The annual conference on book-trade history 2005, 25-26 November, Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1
24 October Chapbooks Study Day -- Towards a Database at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 5th floor, Henry Cole Wing, 10 am.
18 October 2005 AGM at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House. The Society's Gold Medal was presented to Dr. David McKitterick. Three new Council members were elected: Julia Boffey, Jill Kraye and Richard Ovenden.
September 2005 Dust-Jackets: The Fate and State of Removable Dust-Jackets a conference at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, 19-20 September. The conference will start with a free public lecture by G. Thomas Tanselle
July 2005 Dr. John Dee (1527-1608) Symposium - 16 July 2005 at the International Institute for Peace Studies and Global Philosophy
June 2005 A limited number of back issues of The Library from the 1930s available for sale. Click here for more information.
  Book launch of the final volume in the Collected Works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, 7 June 2005, 7pm at the Marx Memorial Library

Monday, 6 June 2005, at the British Library


We are seeking four or five papers of approx. 30 minutes each, one at 11.00 a.m. and the others after lunch, with ample time for discussion after each paper. Papers dealing with any aspect of printing and book production in Continental Eastern and Western Europe are warmly invited, as are papers dealing with other aspects of historical bibliography and the history of the book. Papers giving an account of work in progress or offers to introduce discussion of bibliographical interest are a long-standing feature of the seminar.

Please let us know by the end of April if you are willing to give a paper.

We should be grateful if you would send us the names and addresses of
potential new participants in the seminar, especially postgraduate students.

Barry Taylor (; tel 020 7412 7576)
Susan Reed (; tel 020 7412 7311)

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