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1999-12, 324, Jeff Bidgood, Notes and Queries

Notes & Queries

Fine presses indeed.

U.K. Fine Press Book Fair 1999 Catalogue of Exhibitors. Royston, Hertsfordshire: Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association and The Fine Press Book Association, 1999. 48 pages paperback. Limited to 1500 copies.

For the U.K. Fine Press Book Fair of 1999 the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) in conjunction with the Fine Press Books Association (FPBA) have produced a magnificent Catalogue of Exhibitors.

Held over the weekend 13-14 November, 1999, it is the first of its kind in that it was organised by PBFA in conjunction with FPBA and was the largest of its type ever. In addition to Fine Presses exhibitors included Dealers in Rare Books, Trade Suppliersand Societies.

The catalogue contains the address of each press, its main works and details of the examples in its displays. In addition in many cases the listing is accompanied by an illustration from one of its works.

Copies of this fine catalogue are available from: PBFA The Old Coach House, 16 Melbourn Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ. Cost is £S5.00 or if more convenient a $A10.00 note. Price includes postage.

Jeff Bidgood

 

A Note from Dr Orlovich

In November Dr Peter Orlovich wrote to the Secretary to advise us of his relinquishing of his appointment with the School of Information, Technology and Management – formerly the School of Information, Library and Archive Studies – at the University of New South Wales and the consequent change of address for the sending of his copies of Biblionews. We commend this promptness to all members who might have a change of address. Often the journal is returned to us because the address of one or other member is no longer valid. We who produce the journal were, however, also gratified, especially on behalf of the authors of articles, by Dr Orlovich’s closing paragraph:

While making this request I should like to commend you and the Committee for the excellent quality of news and articles which continue to be published in Biblionews, and convey my appreciation for the interest and enjoyment which each issue of the Society’s journal affords me. ln a large measure, my life-long interest in, and enjoyment of Australiana and Australian library and archival history rvas nurtured and inspired by the receipt of regular issues of Biblionews, and by having the privilege early on of making the acquaintance of Wal Stone. I look fonvard to many more issues of the Society’s journal, and congratulate you on the fine quality of the publication

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