Collecting Bindings


Collecting Bindings
The May 2012 seminar in the book-collecting series organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the ABA Educational Trust was given by Edward Bayntun-Coward, one of the rare book trade's most eloquent spokesmen, who owns and runs the George Bayntun bookshop in Bath, one of the world’s most famous bookshops and home to the Bayntun-Riviere bindery, which dates back to 1829.

For a history of this famous business, see the George Bayntun website - and for an interview with Ed - click here on the Sheila Markham Archive.

The seminar took place on Tuesday 8 May 2012 in the Court Room at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. 

All the seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. Many of the talks are illustrated by actual examples. All are very welcome.