Monday, February 28, 2011

Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand

A message from Dr. Donald Kerr, F.L.S.
Special Collections Librarian, University of Otago

Script & Print, the journal issued under direction of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin is a quarterly publication. This refereed scholarly journal is currently edited by Dr Shef Rogers, senior lecturer in English at the University of Otago in Dunedin. His areas of interest are eighteenth-century British publishing practices and analytical bibliography. (

The best way to receive this ‘good value’ publication is to become a paid up member of the BSANZ. The BSANZ was founded in Melbourne in February 1969, and continues today, encouraging all the studies that form part of, or are related to, physical bibliography: the history of printing, publishing, bookselling, type founding, papermaking, bookbinding; palaeography and codicology, writing, editing and textual bibliography. No countries or periods are excluded from its preoccupations. The Society encourages the interdisciplinary study of these subjects, which are often described, collectively, as Book History or Print Cultures. The Society also has an Occasional Publications series, and a Broadsheet.

And to whet yr whistle….the Contents of S&P 34:4 (2010):

Article 1: Keith Adkins, "The Ferrar Diaries: William Moore Ferrar and his Books"
Article 2: Kevin Molloy, "'Cheap Reading for the People': Jeremiah Moore and the development of the New South Wales Book Trade, 1840–1883"
Article 3: Roger Osborne, "'Temper democratic; bias offensively Australian'—Published in Chicago: The American Edition of Such is Life"

Reviews: Portuguese Writers and English Readers (reviewed by John N. Crossley); The Decline and Fall of BBB: A Valedictory Volume. Bibliographie der Buch- und Bibliotheksgeschichte (reviewed by Wallace Kirsop); The British Book Trade: An Oral History (reviewed by Brian McMullin)

Contact Pam Pryde, secretary/treasurer ( for further details on and forms for joining BSANZ. You will then receive this great little book package. And please spread this around to other interested parties.

Phone: (03) 479-8330

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