Events

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 18:00

20 October 2020
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ONLINE VIA ZOOM. Register here.

Location:
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 18:00

17 November 2020
Adrian Edwards, Insights into the King’s Library of George III
During his long life, George III (r. 1760­–1820) amassed one of the most significant book collections of his age. The books are today housed in a purpose-built tower at the heart of the British Library. This talk will consider the formation of the collection, how it has been moved around over the past two-and-a-half centuries, and the range of materials it contains. Special focus will be placed on the findings of two recent pieces of research: World War II book losses and subsequent replacements, and the range of Americana that King George acquired, both before and after the Revolution.
 
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Location:
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 18:00

Tuesday, 15 December 2020
David Shaw, Paper for octavos: Innovation in early sixteenth-century book production
Medieval paper makers produced paper in four distinct sizes. Paul Needham has identified several variants used by fifteenth-century printers and another variant introduced by Aldus Manutius for his octavo classics. These paper sizes, new and old, continued in use in the sixteenth century.
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Location:
ONLINE VIA ZOOM