Bibliographical Society (London)

Authored by: Julian Roberts

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120044814

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Abstract

This entry sets out the principal aims of the Society, as recorded on its Web site, and traces how these have been pursued and achieved since its foundation in 1892, through its meetings, publications, through its Transactions (The Library), and since 1992, the awarding of financial help for bibliographical research. Bibliography has evolved, notably under French and German influence, into a world-wide discipline of the History of the Book, and the Society’s leading members have played a major part in such ventures as the as yet uncompleted Cambridge History of the Book in Britain.

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