Book Collecting Seminar

The focus of these lectures and seminars is on bibliophilia and the book trade. Book-collectors, dealers and auctioneers are invited to give a lecture on a subject of their choosing which relates to the practice of bibliophilia. Lectures may be anecdotal, academic or purely for entertainment. With this in mind, the programme is jointly-coordinated and run by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Educational Trust.

These seminars are currently being held online. To receive the joining link please register via the 'Seminar Schedule and Registration' button below.

Seminar Programme

23 February 2021: Jasper Jennings: "Pictures for the People:  the Printed Image in Britain before photography".

In the next installment in the ABA-IES Book Collecting Seminar series, former ABA Member Jasper Jennings will consider aspects of the print trade and its consumers in an age before the photograph revolutionized how we see our world. He will touch on notions of the print as art, on the current market for those images that have come down to us, and why they still matter.  His talk will be illustrated with examples of the prints that have passed through his hands over his 12 years as a dealer. 

You can watch a recording of this seminar here.

22 June 2021: Elizabeth Crawford: 'Collecting the Suffragettes'


Leo Cadogan (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Educational Trust)