Collecting Autographs & Manuscripts


Collecting Autographs & Manuscripts
The October 2012 seminar in the book-collecting series organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the Rare Book Society was given by Julian Browning of Julian Browning Autographs, a member of the Professional Autograph Dealers Association.

An accomplished and entertaining speaker, with over thirty years experience in the antiquarian book and manuscript trade, Julian specializes in the sale of autograph letters, historical documents and manuscripts dating from about 1450 to 1950, with a particular focus on British and European history and literature. He rescues interesting letters by obscure and less well known names, as well as more significant letters and documents written or signed by famous historical figures.

The seminar was held on Tuesday 9 October 2012 in the Court Room at Senate House, 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.

The seminars are held in the University of London’s Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, and run from 6.00 to 7.30 pm, usually on the second Tuesday of the month