The Bibliographical Society Gold Medal

Before the meeting, the Society’s Gold Medal will be presented to Professor Michael Twyman.

Grant Recipients’ Panel

EDUARDO FERNÁNDEZ GUERRERO: Manuscript production and circulation in the age of print: the case of the Apocalypsis Nova. The Apocalypsis Nova, a work describing the revelations of a Franciscan friar in Rome at the end of the fifteenth century, became a widely popular text in the early modern period throughout Catholic Europe. An exhaustive codicological survey of its manuscript circulation sheds light not only on how these revelations were read over time but also on how manuscript production evolved in pre-modern Europe.

JACOB BAXTER: A diplomat in the book world: Sir William Temple in print. According to the lexicographer Samuel Johnson, Sir William Temple (1628-1699) ‘was the first writer who gave cadence to English prose’. This paper will outline the literary life and afterlife of this now largely forgotten author, with a particular emphasis on those who published his writings, and the men and women who read them.

YELDA NASIFOGLU: Tracing the circulation of mathematical books in early modern Britain through book catalogues. This talk will address the possible methodologies and their challenges for studying the mathematical book trade in early modern Britain. It will also briefly introduce the ‘Catalogue of British Book Catalogues in Print & Manuscript up to 1700’ currently under development.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 17:30
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE,