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Our Annual General Meeting will be held as planned on 18 June, by Zoom video conference

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held by Zoom video conference, on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 4:30 p.m.  It is regretted that there will be no lecture following the meeting this year (our speaker has generously agreed to give his talk during the academic year 2020–2021, perhaps at next year's AGM).  The business of the meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. (BST).  Members are welcome to attend by Zoom video conference, using this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4507556227

Publication of The letters of Jacob Tonson

The latest OBS monograph, The letters of Jacob Tonson in Bodleian MS. Eng. lett. c. 129, edited by Stephen Bernard, was published in late 2019. Copies were distributed in February-March of 2020, but some local deliveries (in Oxford) had not been made before the current restrictions on travel were introduced. Thus, it is regretted that some Oxford-based members of the Society will still not have received their copies, which will not now be delivered until the restrictions are lifted.

Lecture of 19 March CANCELLED

The Society regrets to announce that the lecture scheduled for 19 March has been cancelled due to fears over the transmission of the coronavirus. It is hoped to reschedule the talk for 2020/2021.

Oxford Bibliographical Society Grants 2020

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the costs of holding conferences, exhibitions and workshops; to support small projects such as the web-publication of unpublished catalogues of manuscripts and printed books; and to provide assistance to scholars in obtaining reproductions or undertaking essential travel as part of projects whose

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).

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).

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