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The Oxford Bibliographical Society was founded in 1922 to encourage bibliographical research. The Society is managed by a Council and its Officers. Membership of the Society is available, on application, to all those interested in manuscripts, printed books and the arts and trades connected with them. Members may attend all the meetings, visits as appropriate, and receive the publications for the years of their membership free.

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Latest News

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:

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.