Tracing Ownership at the British Library

Posted in books, conferences (to attend) by Editor on December 5, 2009

Provenance Research in the British Library
British Library, London, Monday, 25 January 2010, 2:15 pm

Launch event for the publication of Libraries within the Library: The Origins of the British Library’s Printed Collections, edited by Giles Mandelbrote and Barry Taylor (London: British Library, 2009).

Dispersed along the shelves of the British Library today are many volumes that once stood side by side in private libraries. Libraries within the Library explores some of the most important printed collections which have been brought together within the British Museum Library since its foundation in 1753, casting new light on the individuals whose personal interests and taste they reflect. The launch of this volume will provide an opportunity to hear papers on recent developments in the field.

2.15    Welcome
2.30    David Pearson, “Learning from Collections”
3.00    Alison Walker, “Halfway There? An Update on the Sloane Printed Books Catalogue”
3.20    Phil Harris, “The Old Royal Library and Legal Deposit in the Eighteenth Century”
3.40    Discussion
4.00    Tea
4.30    Stephen Parkin, “Finding and Losing: The Provenance of an Italian Polybius in the British Library”
4.50    John Goldfinch, “A Group of Incunables Collected in the Eighteenth Century”
5.10    David McKitterick, “A View from Cambridge”
5.40    Discussion
6.00    Reception

Attendance is free, but please register your name with Teresa Harrington at the British Library; email: teresa.harrington@bl.uk.

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