FORTHCOMING EVENTS

THE SOCIETY'S CALENDAR FOR 2022

Our programme for 2021 and our publications were badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, so it is a great relief to be getting back to holding meetings in person rather than virtual meetings on the internet. Neverless, online talks are a good way for our members outside the UK to participate, and we also welcome anyone else who is interested to join us online for such events.


Wednesday, 22 June 2022    PLANS RUINED BY A NATIONAL RAIL STRIKE
Our long-intended visit to the John Henderson Smith bookplate collection at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh has been made impossible. No alternative date is proposed.

Friday, 30 September 2022    Anniversary Dinner - in 2022 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Bookplate Society (successor to the Bookplate Exchange Club which was in turn an offshoot of the Ex Libris Society).

Saturday, 1 October 2022 at 1.30pm    Auction 96
The auction list and images will be posted online nearer the time.

Saturday, 3 December 2022 at 1.30pm    Auction 97

Our London venue is:
Lower Meeting Room, Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU.
This is located in the City of London, between Old Street (Northern Line) and Moorgate tube stations. We must leave the Wesley centre by 4.50pm. Click to see how to get there.


AUTUMN 2018 ISSUE OF THE BOOKPLATE JOURNAL
This journal is running very late and has not yet been issued to members. We have three editors working on this journal, on Spring 2019 and Autumn 2019, so there is hope of catching up the backlog eventually. The closure of museums and libraries made it impossible to get images needed for certain articles.


Simon Brett “THIRTY MORE YEARS” Bookplates 1990-2020
Published by The Reading Room Press, 190 copies set in Perpetua and printed on an Albion on Zerkall paper. Case-bound in quarter cloth with a patterned paper incorporating the plate deemed, by mutual accord, to be the best from these thirty more years. Of the sixty-eight bookplates cut by Simon Brett since 1990, thirty-four are reproduced, all but two printed from the wood. The trees and sailing ship pictorial for printer Miles Wigfield was an inevitable selection. The two previous books about Simon's ex-libris (Klaus Rodel, Frederikshavn, 1982 and Fleece Press 1989) were by the late Brian North Lee, that doyen of the genre. Here, at the instigation of the printer, the text is by the artist himself. Stop Press: A proof of plate no.150, Bryan Welch Et in Arcadia Ego, printed and signed by the artist, will be tipped in to the first 100 copies ordered. Orders to Dr Miles Wigfield, Coneygar Lodge, Quenington. Glos. GL7 5BZ (T: 01285 750662 E: miles.wigfield AT btopenworld.com ).


NEWS AND EVENTS ARCHIVE
Out of date reports and some obituary notices are now on a separate webpage.

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