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Detail of the Sheldonian Theatre from David Loggan (1635-1700), Oxonia illustrata (1675).


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The Oxford Bibliographical Society was founded in 1922 to encourage bibliographical research. Membership of the Society is available, on application, to all those interested in manuscripts, printed books and the arts and trades connected with them. Members may attend all the meetings, visits as appropriate, and receive the publications for the years of their membership free.

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Latest News

Lecture of 19 March CANCELLED

The Society regrets to announce that the lecture scheduled for 19 March has been cancelled due to fears over the transmission of the coronavirus. It is hoped to reschedule the talk for 2020/2021.

Oxford Bibliographical Society Grants 2020

The Oxford Bibliographical Society is offering an annual series of grants to help in defraying the costs of holding conferences, exhibitions and workshops; to support small projects such as the web-publication of unpublished catalogues of manuscripts and printed books; and to provide assistance to scholars in obtaining reproductions or undertaking essential travel as part of projects whose

New publication: John Fell's New Year Books 1666-1686 by William Poole

The Oxford Bibliographical Society is pleased to announce the publication of an historical account and descriptive bibliography of John Fell's New Year books 1666–1686 by William Poole. The monograph retails at £40 but is free to members, existing and new (annual subscription £30).