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London 1708: a walk into library history
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London 1708: a walk into library history

You are invited to spend a spring morning exploring some of London’s early eighteenth century libraries. This walk will follow in the footsteps of bookseller and antiquary John Bagford, whose An account of several libraries in and about London, for the satisfaction of the curious, both natives and foreigners was published in 1708 LIHG Members: Free, Non-members: £10

01/06/2019
When: Saturday 1 June 2019
11.00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Stationers' Hall Courtyard
Stationers' Hall
London EC4M 7DD
United Kingdom
Contact: Angela Platt


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You are invited to spend a spring morning exploring some of London’s early eighteenth century libraries. This walk will follow in the footsteps of bookseller and antiquary John Bagford, whose An account of several libraries in and about London, for the satisfaction of the curious, both natives and foreigners was published in 1708. John Bagford was at the centre of London’s book trade, selling collections and helping form new ones. In the process he created a unique record of the libraries that operated in the city he loved. 

Alice Ford-Smith will guide you through the streets and alleyways of John Bagford’s London, introducing this book history pioneer and the libraries he knew so well. 

End point: Barbican

 

This event is organised in association with CILIP London.

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