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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

Nicola Wilson on "The Book Society Ltd and mid-twentieth-century literary culture"

The next lecture will be held on Monday 11 May, when Dr Nicola Wilson will speak on "The Book Society Ltd and mid-twentieth-century literary culture". All are welcome.  Further details may be found here.

A new series of grants from the OBS

The Oxford Bibliographical Society has recently announced a new programme of grants to support research, conferences and publications. For further details please click here.

The Library of John Ruskin, by James S. Dearden

The most recent Oxford Bibliographical Society publication is The Library of John Ruskin by James S. Dearden