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[BKARTS] One day conference on book catalogues

Dear All,

The Grolier Club & the Bibliographical Society of America present

A one-day conference on catalogues & their uses:


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008, at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, 9:00 am-4:00 pm.


The conference is in part a follow-up to the 1995 BSA conference ?Book Cata-logues, Today & Tomorrow,? which discussed traditional printed book catalogues & their scholarly uses. ¶ This present conference will also address the dual impact in the past decade of the web & of digitization capabilities on provenance & other re-search using book catalogues. ¶ The morning session will be devoted to reports on projects, digitally grounded or otherwise, connected with traditional collections of printed catalogues. ¶ The remainder of the day will explore the gap that has deve-loped since 1995 between the millions of books bought & sold solely on the web, & the dearth of information about those transactions, & the implications of that infor-mation gap for future provenance & other research in the history of the book.


Speakers will include:

William P. Barlow, Jr.,
on the private collecting of book catalogues.
Giles Mandelbrote, The British Library,
on his revision of Pollard & Ehrman.
Christian Coppens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, on his ?Census of Printers? & Booksellers? catalogues to 1600.?
Lawrence J. Schoenberg,
on his database of manuscript sales.
Deborah Kempe, Frick Art Reference Library, on the SCIPIO auction catalogue database.
Maria Hutchison, ABEbooks.com,
on ABE's database of book sale transactions.
David Szewczyk, ABAA, on ?Dealer Catalogues: Dead, Dying, or Thriving??
G. Thomas Tanselle will deliver
concluding remarks.


The conference is offered at no charge, but space is limited, and those wishing to attend should contact Grolier Club Administrative Assistant Maev Brennan: tel. 212-838-6690, ext. 7, or e-mail mbrennan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More information on the program & speakers will be available shortly to those visiting www.grolierclub.org.

Eric Holzenberg
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY  10022
phone: 212/838-6690
fax: 212/838-2445
e-mail: ejh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
website: <http://www.grolierclub.org/>www.grolierclub.org

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