Events

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 -
17:30 to 18:30

This meeting will take place at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle St., London W1S  4BS at 5.30, preceded by tea at 5.00.

This paper will consider the readership and use of Ranulph Higden's universal chronicle based on close analysis of the design and development of the alphabetical indexes that accompanied it.

 
Location:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -
17:30 to 18:30

This paper will explore the provenance and later history of the richly illuminated fifteenth-century Sobieski Hours in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle.

Tea will be served at 5.00 p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests, both to lecture and to the tea beforehand.

Location:
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
17:30 to 18:30

Why did Robert Copland, Wynkyn de Worde's most famous apprentice, print so few books? On the basis of typographical and other evidence, Dr. Gwara attributes to Copland more than a dozen editions of the 1540s which not only explain Copland's mysteriously small output, but also cast new light on his print-shop practices.

Tea will be served at 5.00 p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests, both to lecture and to the tea beforehand.

Location:
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
17:30 to 18:30

GRAHAM JEFCOATE:  Charles Heydinger: A London Bookseller at the Leipzig Book Fair, 1770-1773.
Heydinger was the only London bookseller to establish a significant presence at a German book fair during the 18th century. This paper outlines his Leipzig visits not only in the context of his career but also of the Anglo-German book trade in the 18th century.
Tea will be served at 5.00 p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests, both to lecture and to the tea beforehand.

Location:
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
17:30 to 18:30

ANNA GIALDINI:  "Alla Greca"? Greek-style Bindings and Their Meanings in Early Modern Europe.  

This paper will consider different aspects of the production and consumption of Greek-style bookbindings in early modern Europe, focusing on Venice, Florence, and France.

Tea will be served at 5.00 p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests, both to lecture and to the tea beforehand.

Location:
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE