News

Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture: The Counter Press

This year’s Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture will take place at St Bride on Thursday, 2 November 2017. For further details see our Other events and announcements page.

James Mosley to be presented with Bib Soc's Gold Medal

The Bibliographical Society is to present Professor James Mosley with the Society’s prestigious Gold Medal. The ceremony will take place at the Society of Antiquaries on Tuesday, 21 November at 5 pm, immediately preceding a lecture by Roger Gaskell entitled ‘Principia Xylographica: the scientific woodcut and the discovery of blocks for Newton’s Principia Mathematica’. For further details of this event see Other events and announcements.

Script, print and letterforms in global contexts - Call for Papers

The Centre for Print History & Culture has announced and issued a Call for Papers a conference entitled ‘Script, print and letterforms in global contexts: the visual and the material’, to be held at Birmingham City University University, 28–29 June 2018. For further details see our Other events and announcements page.

The Brothers Dalziel and The Camden Press: a talk at St Bride, 7 pm on 24 November 2017

There will be a talk given by Douglas Downing on the Brothers Dalziel and The Camden Press at St Bride, London, at 7 pm on 24 November 2017. Further information see Other events and announcements.

St Bride Library catalogue searchable online

The St Bride Library catalogue is now searchable online. The catalogue, now entirely separate from the Guildhall Library catalogue of which it used to be a part, can be reached at this web address.

Baskerville Society Small Grant Scheme 2017

The Baskerville Society has announced the launch of a new small grant scheme for scholars researching in relevant fields. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2017. For further details see the Other events and announcements page.

Music Printing History website

An interesting and potentially useful online museum of Music Printing History has been launched. Unfortunately, the current content includes many errors and misleading statements. Printing historians are encouraged to review its contents and submit suggestions for improvements to the museum’s founder, Rosendo Reyna.

ECR Training Day: Using historical matrices and printing surfaces in research

A training day for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) on the topic ‘Using historical matrices and printing surfaces in research’ is to take place at the Senate House, London, on 1 December 2017. Further details can be found on the Other events and announcements page.

Centre for Printing History and Culture

In 2015 Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham, UK, jointly launched the Centre for Printing History and Culture (CPHC), to encourage research into all aspects and periods of printing history and culture, as well as education and training into the art and practice of printing. As well as collaborating with the Society on joint events, such as the conference on twentieth century printing history in Dublin, March 2017, CPHC organises regular events of its own, details of several of which are posted on our Other events and announcements page. Further information about the CPHC may be found on their website.

Printing History News 53

Printing History News 53 was issued in January 2017. See the Publications page for further information.

Journal New Series 25 published

Issue number 25 of the Society’s Journal was published in February 2017. The issue contains articles by Stan Nelson, David Bolton, Patrick Goossens, Paul Nash and Martyn Ould. See the Publications for further information.

History of chromolithography - copies still available for purchase

In 2013 the British Library and Oak Knoll Press, in association with the Printing Historical Society, published A history of chromolithography: printed colour for all by Michael Twyman. This important book has become a standard reference work on the subject. Copies of this book may still be purchased from the Printing Historical Society at a price of £75 for non-members and £40 for non-members (excluding delivery). For further details see the Publications page.

John Phillips's lithographic notebook

A facsimile of John Phillips’s lithographic notebook, with a learned transcription and commentary by Michael Twyman, was published in December 2016 by the Society. See our Publications page for further information.

Journal New Series 24 published

Issue number 24 of the Society’s Journal was published in October 2016. The issue contains articles by Michael Kassler, Vance Mead, Stephen Saxe and Alan May. See the Publications for further information.

Printing History News 52

Printing History News 52 was issued in October 2016. See the Publications page for further information.

Printing History News 50 and 51

Printing History News 50 and 51 were issued in April and July 2016 respectively. See the Publications page for further information.

St Bride Library re-opens to the public on first Wednesday of the month

Starting on 6th April 2016 and thereafter on the first Wednesday of each month the St Bride Library will be open from 10 am to 8 pm. Use of the Reading Room and the 2,000 books it contains is free, but a small charge will be made to retrieve items from closed collections and to photograph or photocopy items. For further details visit the St Bride Library web page.

Journal New Series 23 published

Issue number 23 of the Society’s Journal was published in January 2016. The issue marks the eightieth birthday in 2015 of James Mosley, founding editor of the Journal and a founding member of the Society, and is largely devoted to material by him. The issue includes his translation of and commentary upon Jacques Jaugeon’s account of the typefounder’s mould and its use, as well as a selection of entries from his blog (typefoundry.blogspot.co.uk and an expanded and updated bibliography.

Printing History News 49

Printing History News 49 was issued in January 2016. See the Publications page for further information.

The Museum Enschedé has moved

The collections of the Museum Enschedé have found a new home in the archive of the Province of Noord-Holland in Haarlem. For further information contact the curator at the following address:

Noord-Hollands Archief
Attn of Mr Johan de Zoete, Museum Enschedé
P.O. Box 3006
2001 DA Haarlem
The Netherlands

E-mail: johan.de.zoete@noord-hollandsarchief.nl
Tel. +31 (0)23-5172765

The History of Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press has announced the publication of The History of Oxford University Press. Members of the Society may purchase copies at a discount. For more information see the Other events and announcements page.

Re-publication of Cambridge Christmas book

The Society has re-published the 1951 Cambridge Christmas book The Cambridge University Press collection of private press types: Kelmscott, Ashendene, Eragny, Cranach by Thomas Balston. For further details see the Publications page.

Order our publications online

You can now use an online order form to order back-issues of the Society's Journal and other publications that we have in stock. You can, of course, still place orders by contacting our Publications Officer by email. For further information on publications that are available for sale, see our Publications page.

Past issues of PHN available online

The Society is beginning to make past issues of Printing History News available for free download in PDF format, starting with the most recent issues. See the Publications page for more information and for links to the online versions.

Apply for membership online

A revised membership application form has been uploaded to the PHS website and is available both for download in PDF format and for use online. Visit our 'Join us' web page.