Preliminary notice: apologies for cross-posting.
Whose book was it anyway? : Book ownership and provenance.
Annual study conference, CILIP Rare Books Group, to be held at New Hall,
Cambridge, 7 - 9 September 2005.
The 2005 Rare Books Group residential conference addresses issues connected
with the growing interest in provenance research, relevant for all those
engaged in working with rare books or with helping readers trace ownership.
Topics addressed will range from the broad (the intellectual gathering of
scattered libraries; country houses and provenance research; the
bookseller's perspective; where now in provenance research) to the precise
(how to identify a coat of arms; dating the handwriting of inscriptions and
annotations; the role of bindings in provenance research; cataloguing
discrete collections). Speakers include: Elizabeth Danbury; Christopher De
Hamel; Mirjam Foot; Margaret Lane Ford; Elisabeth Leedham-Green; Giles
Mandelbrote; David McKitterick; John Morris; Mark Purcell and author of
Provenance Research in Book History, David Pearson. Participants will have
the opportunity to visit Ickworth House, Suffolk and various libraries
within the University of Cambridge not normally accessible to the public in
support of the themes discussed.
For details, contact Dr Karen Attar, Rare Books Librarian, Senate House
Library, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.
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