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Roxburghe Club publications are produced in two states. Each member of the Club receives a copy bound in half calf. In the list of members of the Club, each recipient's name is printed in red ink. Normally, not more than 42 copies are printed in this form. Additionally a member can print up to 300 copies of the title usually bound in cloth. These are available for sale, usually through the antiquarian bookdealers listed below.
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THE ROXBURGHE CLUB: A BICENTENARY HISTORY By Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club, 2012
THE ROXBURGHE CLUB: A BICENTENARY HISTORY
By Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club, 2012
Founded at a dinner to mark the sale of the incomparable library of the 3rd Duke of Roxburghe, the Club that bears his name is the oldest, and the pre-eminent, society of bibliophiles in the world. The Club's first secretary was the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, famous for his chronicling of Bibliomania, and its first President the Earl Spencer, the creator of one of the finest private libraries in Europe. Throughout its history, the Club has always linked the scholarly and the aristocratic.
Nicolas Barker, who was elected to the Club in 1970, is uniquely placed to undertake this anniversary history. As he explains in the Epilogue, “It is fifty years since I was asked to write The Publications of the Roxburghe Club. It was printed by Brooke Critchley at the Cambridge University Press, and presented by Tim Mumby, both already generous friends. Eric Millar, the Club’s Secretary, became another; we were neighbours in Holland Park, and met frequently in the last years of his life. Already engaged in printing and publishing for fifteen years, I was thus involved in the Club’s publications before I became a member. Providing advice to the Club and its members has continued since. I have written the text of several books, designed or overseen the production of more.”
This comprehensive study of the Club's history shows the continuing development of book collecting through changing tastes, advancing scholarship and extravagance and scandal, and brings to life the contributions of the membership, from scholars like M.R. James to villains such as Thomas J. Wise. This story is an important part of the history of book collecting told by an expert in the field and as Lord Egremont, today’s President, comments “This history should interest all of those who, in the words of the famous Roxburghe toast, continue to cherish ‘the cause of bibliomania over the world’”.
The format is 8vo., original Roxburghe style red boards, spine lettered in gilt, purple endpapers; 347 pages; full-colour portrait frontispiece, 6 full-colour plates, 24 pages of black and white members portraits.
A limited edition of 300 copies of which 200 copies are for sale at £95.00 (+ppi) from Henry Sotheran Limited.
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- HERALDO MEMORIALE. OR MEMOIRS OF THE COLLEGE OF ARMS FROM 1727 TO 1744.
- VOLTAIRE. THÉRÈSE, A FRAGMENT.
- ASPECTS OF FRENCH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TYPOGRAPHY. By John Dreyfus.
- THE GARDYNERS PASSETAUNCE (c. 1512).
- REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS WORTH SEEING IN ITALY GIVEN TO JOHN EVELYN 25 APRIL 1646.
- TWO EAST ANGLIAN PICTURE BOOKS.
- THE LAST YEARS OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.
- SIR THOMAS SMITH’S MISMANAGEMENT OF THE VIRGINIA COMPANY BY NICHOLAS FERRAR.
- SYON ABBEY.
- JAMES BOSWELL’S BOOK OF COMPANY AT AUCHINLECK.
- IL QUADRIREGIO.
- THE SEARCH FOR THE SOURCE OF THE NILE.
- JAN HUYGEN VAN LINSCHOTEN AND THE MORAL MAP OF ASIA.
- THE GREAT BOOK OF THOMAS TREVILIAN.
- RONALD FIRBANK. LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER, 1920-24 and LA PRINCESSE AUX SOLEILS.
- THE TOLLEMACHE BOOK OF SECRETS.
- THE WIZARD EARL’S ADVICES TO HIS SON.
- FRAGMENTA REGALIA. OBSERVATIONS OF THE LATE QUEENE ELIZABETH, HIR TIMES AND FAUORITES.
- THE ARUNDEL CHOIRBOOK.
- HOLKHAM LIBRARY: A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION.
- THE LIBRARY OF THOMAS TRESHAM AND THOMAS BRUDENELL.
- INIGO JONES’S ROMAN SKETCHBOOK.
- THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR DISRAELI AND MRS BRYDGES WILLIAMS, 1851-1863.
- WALPOLE, HORACE. A Description of the Villa at Strawberry-Hill. A Facsimile of the copy extra-illustrated for Charles Bedford in the collection of Lord Waldegrave of North Hill. Edited by Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club. 2010.
- THE BRUSH HAS BEAT THE POETRY! ILLUSTRATIONS TO LORD BYRON'S WORKS. EDITED BY JOHN R. MURRAY
- BIBLIOTHECA LINDESIANA.
- THE MIRROURE OF THE WORLDE. MS BODLEY 283 (ENGLAND c. 1470-1480).
- THE LUMLEY INVENTORY. ART COLLECTING AND LINEAGE IN THE ELIZABETHAN AGE. EDITED BY MARK EVANS. THE ROXBURGHE CLUB 2010.
- THE ROXBURGHE CLUB: A BICENTENARY HISTORY By Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club, 2012
- A DYNASTY OF DEALERS: JOHN SMITH AND SUCCESSORS, 1801-1924. A STUDY OF THE ART MARKET IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LONDON.
- The AMORES of Sigismondo Boldoni
- Esther Inglis's LES PROVERBES DE SALOMON, a facsimile with an introduction by Nicolas Barker
- AN EARLY BRETON GOSPEL BOOK. A NINTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT FROM THE COLLECTION OF H. L. BRADFER-LAWRENCE (1887-1965)