Karen Attar is the Curator of Rare Books and University Art at Senate House Library and a Research Fellow at the Insitute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, both of the University of London. Geoffrey Day was formerly Fellows’ Librarian, Winchester College. Andrew Dunning is Curator of Medieval Historical Manuscripts, 1100–1500, at the British Library. Amélie Junqua is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Amiens. Oliver Pickering is an Honorary Fellow in the School of English, University of Leeds, and a Custodian of the Yorkshire Quaker Archives held in Leeds University Library. He is a former Editor of The Library, and a direct descendant of Josiah Collier. He is currently engaged on a study of the poems and songs of Henry Hall (c. 1656–1707), organist of Hereford Cathedral. Gary Schneider is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. He has published articles and chapters on early-modern letters and letter-writing and a monograph, The Culture of Epistolarity: Vernacular Letters and Letter Writing in Early Modern England, 1500–1700 (2005). Emma Smith is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College, Oxford, and the author of Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book (2016). REVIEWERS Suzanne Reynolds is Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, and the author of A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library at Holkham Hall (2015). Barbara Crostini is Associate Professor in Byzantine Greek at Uppsala University. Brian Richardson is Emeritus Professor of Italian Language at the University of Leeds. Rachael Scarborough King is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Kate Loveman is Associate Professor in English at Leicester University and the author of Samuel Pepys and his Books: Reading, Newsgathering, and Sociability, 1660–1703 (2015). Jaap Harskamp has retired as Curator of the Dutch and Flemish Collections at the British Library, and reports holdings at Cambridge University Library to the Short Title Catalogue Netherlands (STCN). David McKitterick is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a member of the Roxburghe Club. M. J. Driscoll is Professor of Old Norse Philology at the Arnamagnæan Institute, University of Copenhagen. David Finkelstein is Head of the Centre for Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh, and has written extensively on the nineteenth-century periodical press and Blackwoods Magazine. Nicholas Poole-Wilson is a former director of Bernard Quaritch Ltd. Information ELECTRONIC RESOURCES The Bibliographical Society decided in 2005 that it would use its website to offer space for bibliographical work-in-progress and additions and corrections to bibliographical reference works, especially those published by the Society. In 2006, the Society came to an agreement with the School of Advanced Study at the University of London to make use of the SAS e-Repository for storage of databases and other electronic documents. The Society's Council invites both members and non-members of the Society to take advantage of these two facilities to offer electronic documents for publication on the web. We hope that this facility will be of particular use for work-in-progress, which can be updated as required. The items currently available at www.bibsoc.org.uk are Additions and corrections to recent volumes British Armorial Binding Stamps Bernstein, Memory of Paper database of Watermarks English Book Owners in the Seventeenth Century Coffee-House Library Short-Title Catalogue British Book Illustrations, 1604–1640 An electronic version of McKerrow's Printers' & Publishers' Devices Not in McKerrow Armorial Binding Stamps The Bibliographical Society in conjunction with the University of Toronto was pleased to announce in July 2012 the publication of an important new online reference work for book history. The British Armorial Bindings Database, begun by John Morris and continued by Philip Oldfield, is now available on the web at http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca/. This catalogue, which attempts to record all known British armorial bookbinding stamps used by personal owners to mark and decorate their books, reproduces over 3,300 stamps used between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, associated with nearly two thousand individual owners. Intended primarily as a tool to facilitate the identification of heraldic stamps, the database may be searched from many angles. Stamps may be searched by heraldic devices, such as arms, crest, mottoes etc. Owners can be found under their family name, their titular name, rank in the peerage, and by gender. The 12,000 books that provide the sources for the stamps, from libraries around the world, may be sorted by author and title, and individual libraries may be searched for their holdings of armorial bindings. The database will be useful to rare-book librarians, book historians, book dealers, students of heraldry, genealogists, and anyone with an interest in questions of provenance and the identification of coats of arms. The database has been created and hosted at the University of Toronto and is made available as a free public resource through the sponsorship of the Bibliographical Society. THE ARCHIVES OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY The Bibliographical Society's Archive is now at the Bodleian Library and can be used by scholars and by members of the Society. All researchers wishing to use the Archive must have a valid Bodleian reader's ticket, but Members of the Society who are not otherwise eligible should bring to Bodleian Admissions their current signed Society's Programme Card together with proof of identification. A finding list of the contents of the archive is available on the society's website (www.bibsoc.org.uk) and in the Special Collections Reading Room of the Bodleian Library; a full catalogue will be available in due course. For enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org THE LIBRARY, VIRTUAL ISSUE The Editors announce the annual ‘Virtual Issue’, which now accompanies the journal's four print issues every December. This virtual issue will comprise a retrospective gathering of key articles in a particular field that have appeared in the pages of The Library since the journal's first appearance. These are chosen by a guest editor, who also supplies an editorial reflecting on the field, its history, and its prospects, here and beyond. This virtual issue is available, free of charge to any interested reader, on The Library's page on OUP's website (http://academic.oup.com/library). The articles will remain freely available for three months, but the editorial permanently. ONLINE ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY The Library is now also available in online format, from Oxford University Press, via the web address http://academic.oup.com/library. Access to the electronic version comes at no extra charge to members of the Bibliographical Society, and is available to those non-member subscribers who have opted for the combined print and online, or online-only, subscription rates. Earlier volumes have also been converted to electronic format, and members of the Society now have free access to the complete back run of the journal, which reaches back to the late nineteenth century. Current subscribers via Oxford University Press have electronic access back to 1996. NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE LIBRARY Articles and bibliographical notes for inclusion in The Library should be submitted by email to email@example.com, and no longer at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libj. FREE WEB LINKS FOR AUTHORS TO ONLINE ARTICLES IN THE LIBRARY Since 2006 the authors of articles published in The Library have, as a matter of course, received free, permanent access to the online version of their articles. The links are sent as unique URLs, enabling authors to share their work with fellow scholars with greater ease. Authors of articles published at any time before 2006 may also apply to Oxford Journals to receive free URL links to their papers. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this development should should e-mail the Production Editor at Oxford Academic (firstname.lastname@example.org)<mailto:email@example.com), stating the title, volume and part number, and date of the article or articles in question. Authors should please note the following criteria applying to the use of published material: articles should only be viewed through the OUP site. Until two years have passed they may not be hosted by an author's personal or institutional website, although the URL(s) may be posted on personal or institutional sites single copies of articles may be printed out and distributed to interested colleagues for their personal research or study purposes only. Anyone wishing to make any commercial use of online versions of articles should write to firstname.lastname@example.org. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY The Society's library is now housed in Senate House, Malet Street, wc1e 7hu, alongside the resources of the University of London Research Library Services. Procedures for consulting items in the Society's library have changed as a result of this move, the main change being that books are no longer borrowable. It is not possible to house the collection on open-access shelving within Senate House — items will instead be fetched on request — but members of the Society now have free reference access to all the other resources of the Senate House Library, on production of proof of status (a signed copy of the latest annual Society programme card) at the Library membership desk. Another result of the move is that items in the Society's library are now available for consultation by any registered user of Senate House Library. The books remain physically identifiable as belonging to the Society. This development follows the incorporation of records for items in the Society's library into the main University of London Research Library Services catalogue (http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk). Full details of contacts and opening hours at Senate House Library can be found on the web at http://www.shl.lon.ac.uk. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY GRANTS The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the twenty-fourth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made: £3,900 to Dr Sara Barker: ‘The Changing (Type)face of News—Formatting in Early-Modern French and English News Pamphlets’ (Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship). £1,387 to Dr Elma Brenner: ‘Thomas Le Forestier and Early Medical Printing in Rouen’ (Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Scholarship). £1,000 to Anne Gielas: ‘The Genesis of Commercial Scientific Editorship in Britain and the German lands, 1770s–1830s’ £1,920 to Dr Shanti Graheli: ‘French Libraries in the Long Renaissance’ (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association Award). £1,700 to Dr Nina Lamal: ‘Italian Engagement with Serial News Publications in the Seventeenth Century (1639–1700)’. £1,353 to Mrs Aurelie Martin: ‘Bindings Found on John Baskerville's Editions from American Collections’ (Fredson Bowers Award). £650 to Mr Ernesto Eduardo Oyarbide: ‘The First Count of Gondomar's Library and Diplomatic Practice’. £905 to Dr Devani Singh: ‘The Transmission and Circulation of Chaucer's Portrait in the Early-Modern Period’ (Barry Bloomfield Award). Applications for major grants to be awarded in February 2019 should be submitted by 4 January 2019 and should be supported by letters from two referees familiar with the applicant's work. A limited sum is also available for minor grants of £50 to £200, and for conference subventions of up to £250 to assist conference organizers to fund the attendance of two or more students at appropriate conferences. Minor grants and conference subventions are processed throughout the year. Application forms and guidelines relating to all awards may be downloaded from the Society's website: http://www.bibsoc.org.uk/fellowships Further information may be obtained from the Secretary of the Fellowships and Bursaries Sub-Committee, Matthew Payne, Westminster Abbey, The Chapter Office, 20 Dean's Yard, London sw1p 3pa, email: email@example.com. Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Awards in the History of the Printed Book The Bibliographical Society has received a generous bequest from the estate of the distinguished bibliographer Katharine F. Pantzer Jr, and has established two research awards in her memory: a Fellowship of up to £4,000, and a Scholarship of up to £1,500, to be awarded annually. An application form can be found on the Society's website (http://www.bibsoc.org.uk), while the Pantzer Scholarship may be applied for as one of the named Major Grants. In both cases the deadline for applications is 10 January. Applicants’ research for either award must be within the field of the bibliographical or book-historical study of the printed book in the hand-press period, that is up to c. 1830. Applicants should be established scholars in the field but may be either university-based or independent researchers. There are no restrictions as to age or nationality of applicants. The Pantzer Fellowship is intended to assist with both immediate research needs, such as microfilms or travelling expenses, and longer-term support, for example prolonged visits to libraries and archives. Applicants may use a part of the Fellowship money to pay for teaching cover. Further particulars and application forms relating to both grants and conference support are available from the Secretary of the Fellowships and Bursaries Sub-Committee, Matthew Payne, Keeper of the Muniments, Westminster Abbey, The Chapter Office, 20 Dean's Yard, Westminster, London sw1p 3pa (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). © The Author 2018; all rights reserved This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model (https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/about_us/legal/notices)
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