Thursday, May 03, 2007

Annual Conference on Book Trade History
Music and the Book Trade from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century
Saturday 1 December & Sunday 2 December 2007
The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London, WC1 1AZ

This year's book trade history conference explores the printing, publishing and selling of music from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, bringing together the latest research by historians of the book and musicologists.


Donald Burrows (Open University): John Walsh and his Handel Editions.

Iain Fenlon (King's College, Cambridge): The Music Trade in Renaissance Iberia

Anna Jones (Wolfson College, Cambridge): "A Curious Collection of Musick Books ... Also all sorts of Ruled Paper and Books." The music book trade in mid-seventeenth century England: an overview

Richard Luckett (Magdalene College, Cambridge): The Playfords and the Purcells

Rupert Ridgewell (British Library): Music in the Artaria Ledgers, 1784-1827

Stephen Roe (Sotheby's): The Sale Catalogue of C.F.Abel, 1780

Jeremy Smith (Colorado, U.S.A.): Turning a New Leaf: The East Music-Publishing Firm and the Jacobean Succession

The Annual Book Trade History Conference is organised by Michael Harris, Giles Mandelbrote and Robin Myers, in association with the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association.

The full fee for two days is £80 (one day £50), including conference, lunches and access to the Foundling Museum, a lunch-hour recital and tour of the Gerald Coke Handel collection. A limited number of reduced-rate places, sponsored by the Bibliographical Society, will be available to registered students. The proceedings of previous conferences and a selection of antiquarian books will be available for purchase during the conference.

For a booking form or further information, please consult the website.