Wednesday, September 05, 2007


ABA - Conference on Book Trade History: Music and the Book Trade from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Music printing and publishing has always been a highly specialised area and general booksellers seldom included printed music in their stock. Music teachers and those who made or sold musical instruments often included printed and sheet music among their wares.For this reason musicologists have tended to neglect the organised trade in printed music, and historians of the book have almost entirely ignored this interesting aspect of the manuscript and print trade.
Conference Dates: Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December 2007.

Speakers include:
Donald Burrows is Professor of Music at the Open University, Iain Fenlon is Professor of Historical Musicology, and Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Anna Jones is Lee Librarian at Wolfson College, Cambridge. Richard Luckett is Pepysian Librarian and a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Rupert Ridgewell is a Curator, British Library Music Collections. Stephen Roe is Head of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby’s. Jeremy Smith, Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Colorado at Boulder

The full fee of £80 (one day £50), covers conference, lunches & access to the Foundling Museum. A limited number of reduced rate places, sponsored by the Bibliographical Society, are available to registered students.
Send completed booking form and payment toThe Antiquarian Booksellers AssociationSackville House: 40 Piccadilly: London W1J 0DRTel +44 (0)20 7439 3118 /fax +44 (0)20 7439 3119Email -

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