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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

Lectures in Trinity Term have been postponed

The Society regrets to announce that the lectures scheduled for Trinity Term (on 14 May, 4 June and 11 June) have been postponed due to the present restrictions on travel and assembly. It is hoped to reschedule all these events during the academic year 2020–2021. A decision on the Annual General Meeting, currently scheduled for 18 June, will be announced shortly.


Publication of The letters of Jacob Tonson

The latest OBS monograph, The letters of Jacob Tonson in Bodleian MS. Eng. lett. c. 129, edited by Stephen Bernard, was published in late 2019. Copies were distributed in February-March of 2020, but some local deliveries (in Oxford) had not been made before the current restrictions on travel were introduced. Thus, it is regretted that some Oxford-based members of the Society will still not have received their copies, which will not now be delivered until the restrictions are lifted.

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.