AccueilBooks on the move : tracking copies through collections and the book trade

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Publié le jeudi 03 août 2006 par Christelle Rabier

Résumé

This year's annual conference on book trade history will trace individual copies and their movement in and out of collections and across international frontiers, exploring aspects of the history of provenance and book ownership.

Annonce

This year's annual conference on book trade history will trace individual copies and their movement in and out of collections and across international frontiers, exploring aspects of the history of provenance and book ownership.

The speakers

Astrid C. Balsem is associate curator of Special Collections in Amsterdam University Library. She is currently working on a thesis on the Bibliotheca Vossiana, now in Leiden University Library.

Dr Peter Beal FBA is author of the Index of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700 (1980-93), In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (1998) and of numerous articles in this field. For more than 25 years, he was English Manuscripts Expert at Sotheby's, where he is now a consultant. As a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, he is engaged in a five-year AHRC-funded project to compile CELM (Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700), a database based partly on his earlier Index.

Pierre Delsaerdt teaches book and library history at the universities of Antwerp and Leuven. His dissertation on the book trade and private libraries at Leuven University was published in 2001 (Suam Quisque Bibliothecam. Boekhandel en particulier boekenbezit aan de oude Leuvense Universiteit, 16de-18de eeuw). He is president of the Flemish Working Group on Book History (Vlaamse Werkgroep Boekgeschiedenis) and editor of the Antwerp bibliographical journal De Gulden Passer.

Cristina Dondi was Lyell Research Fellow in the History of the Early Modern Printed Book, University of Oxford, 2002-2005, and is one of the editors of the recently published Bodleian Library catalogue of incunabula. Her research focuses on the history of printing in Italy in the fifteenth century and on liturgical texts, both manuscript and printed.

Angela Nuovo teaches bibliography and library science at the University of Udine. Her main research is focused on the book trade and reading in the Italian Renaissance. Her most recent monographs are Il commercio librario nell’Italia del Rinascimento (2003) and, together with Christian Coppens, I Giolito e la stampa nell’Italia del XVI secolo (2005). She is presently working on a study of Gian Vincenzo Pinelli’s library in the context of private libraries in 16th-century Italy. She founded and still maintains the web-site: Il libro antico (http://web.uniud.it/libroantico/).

David Pearson is Director, University of London Research Library Services, and has worked in various academic and research libraries. He has published numerous books and articles relating to ownership, bookbinding and other aspects of the post-production history of books, including Provenance research in book history (1994) and English bookbinding styles 1450-1800 (2005), and is currently working on 17th-century English private libraries.

Programme of Events

Both days of the conference will take place at Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, London EC1.

Friday 1 December

9.30-10.15am Registration and coffee
10.15-11.30am " 'Lost': The Destruction, Dispersal and Rediscovery of Manuscripts", Peter Beal
11.30-12 noon Coffee
12.00-1.15pm "The odyssey of the manuscript collection of Gerard and Johan Meerman", Jos van Heel

1.15-2.30pm Buffet Lunch

2.30-3.45pm A choice of visits to Wesley’s House and the Museum of Methodism, to the archive and museum of the Honourable Artillery Company, or a guided walk around Bunhill Fields, Moorfields and the Artillery Ground.
3.45-4.15pm Tea
4.15-5.30pm " The Making and Unmaking of the Library of Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601)", Angela Nuovo

Saturday 2 December

9.45-10.15am Coffee
10.15-11.30am "What Can We Learn by Tracking Multiple Copies of Individual Editions?", David Pearson
11.30-12 noon Coffee
12.00-1.15pm "Pathways to Survival for Italian Books of Hours Printed in the Fifteenth Century", Cristina Dondi
1.15-2.30pm Buffet Lunch
2.30-3.45pm "Books from the Library of Andreas Dudith (1533-89) in the Library of Isaac Vossius (1618-89)", Astrid C. Balsem
3.45-4.15pm Tea
4.15-5.30pm "Bibliophily and Public-Private Partnership: the Library of Gustave van Havre (1817-92) and its afterlife in Antwerp libraries", Pierre Delsaerdt

Fees

 

The conference fee of £80 includes coffee, tea and lunch on both days. Early booking is recommended.
Registered students may apply for a limited number of reduced-rate places, sponsored by the Bibliographical Society.

Applications

Please send the booking form and your fee to:

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association
Sackville House
40 Piccadilly
London W1J 0DR
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7439 3118
Fax: +44 (0)20 7439 3119
Email: admin@aba.org.uk
Website: www.aba.org.uk

Lieux

  • Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road
    Londres, Grande-Bretagne

Dates

  • vendredi 01 décembre 2006

Contacts

  • Giles Mandelbrote
    courriel : giles [dot] mandelbrote [at] bl [dot] uk

Source de l'information

  • Christelle Rabier
    courriel : christelle [dot] rabier [at] ens [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Books on the move : tracking copies through collections and the book trade », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 03 août 2006, http://calenda.org/191794