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New publication: John Fell's New Year Books 1666-1686 by William Poole

The Oxford Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce the publication of an historical account and descriptive bibliography of John Fell's New Year books 1666–1686 by William Poole. The monograph retails at £40 but is free to members, existing and new (annual subscription £30).

New Publication: Catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Trinity College

The Oxford Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce the publication of the third in its Special Series of Manuscript Catalogues. The volume is The medieval manuscripts of Trinity College, Oxford: a descriptive catalogue by Richard Gameson. The catalogue retails at £100 but is free to members, existing and new (annual subscription £30).

Next lecture: The history of the College history

The next OBS lecture will be held on Monday 5 March 2018, in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre at 5.15 p.m. when ROBIN DARWALL-SMITH (University of Oxford) will speak on

The history of the College history

Histories of Oxford and Cambridge Colleges have been produced for over 350 years. Dr Robin Darwall-Smith, who has been involved in three different Oxford College history projects, reflects from personal experience on the history of this genre, and its changes down the centuries.

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OBS Grants for 2018

The Oxford Bibliographical Society is offering an annual series of grants to help in defraying the costs of holding conferences, exhibitions and workshops; to support small projects such as the web-publication of unpublished catalogues of manuscripts and printed books; and to provide assistance to scholars in obtaining reproductions or undertaking essential travel (including accommodation costs) as part of projects whose aims are in line with those of the Oxford Bibliographical Society.

For further details please click here.

Subscriptions for 2018

From 1 January 2018, membership rates will rise (for the first time in twenty years) to the following: Individuals £30 (€35, $45); Subscribers (institutional) £40 (€60, $70); Students £15 (€20, $30); Life Membership £700 (€850, $950).

Subscriptions may be paid by cheque, money order, bank transfer, standing order or PayPal (for the last option please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@oxbibsoc.org.uk). 

A descriptive catalogue of the western manuscripts to c. 1600, in Christ Church, Oxford

The Oxford Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce the publication of the second in its Special Series of Manuscript Catalogues. The volume is A descriptive catalogue of the western manuscripts to c. 1600, in Christ Church, Oxford by Ralph Hanna and David Rundle. The volume retails at £100 but is free to members, existing and new (annual subscription £30).

OBS publications are now available from Blackwell's Rare Books

The Oxford Bibliographical Society's publications are now available from Blackwell's Rare Books in Oxford. 

Blackwell's will fulfil orders for new publications, and for those from the back-list, to members (at the special members' prices), non-members, institutions and the book-trade.  To order Monographs and titles from the Occasional Publications series please contact:

Blackwell's Rare Books
48-51 Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BQ

Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of The Queen's College

The Oxford Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce the publication of the first in its Special Series of Manuscript Catalogues. The volume is Peter Kidd’s much-anticipated Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of The Queen’s College, Oxford. The volume retails at £90, but is free to members, existing and new (annual subscription £30).

Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles

Under a new concordat between the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles and the Oxford Bibliographical Society, members of one society are invited to attend the meetings of the other. The meetings of the Bibliophiles will be listed on the OBS website, along with our own, from the beginning of this coming term (Michaelmas 2016).

Claire Bolton's The fifteenth century printing practices of Johann Zainer, Ulm, 1473–1478

The author has brought her forty years of letterpress printing experience to the examination of the printing practices of Zainer during his first five years of operation in Ulm. The 1470s were a vital period in the development of printing – new practitioners were taking up the trade and, as they did so, adapting existing methods and developing new ones. The two-pull press was introduced during this decade in most European centres.

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