Forging Early Printed Books


Forging Early Printed Books
The January 2013 seminar in the book-collecting series organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the Rare Book Society was given by ABA Honorary Member Nicolas Barker OBE, editor of The Book Collector. From his beginnings in publishing and through a long and distinguished career in the rare book world, he has been at various times both Deputy Keeper of Books and the first Head of Conservation at the British Library, President of the Bibliographical Society, and giver of both the Panizzi and the Rosenbach Lectures. He is the author of numerous works across the field, including Stanley Morison (1972), Bibliotheca Lindesiana (1977), and Aldus Manutius and the Development of Greek Script and Type in the 15th Century (2nd edn 1992). He is also the editor of recent editions of John Carter’s classic ABC for Book Collectors.

His talk was on a subject of great topical and abiding interest – that of Forging Early Printed Books.

Senate HouseIt took place at 6pm on Tuesday 8 January 2013 in Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. 

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. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00 to 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.