London 1708 - a walk into library history
Sun, 8th Oct 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd.) will lead a repeat of last term's library walk for the History of Libraries Seminar: London 1708: a Walk into Library History. You are invited to spend an early autumn evening 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. The walk will commence from the courtyard of Stationers' Hall at 3.00 pm and finish approximately 90 minutes later near Barbican underground station. Numbers are limited to 25 people, and pre-booking is essential. Tickets, which are non-refundable, are £10 each. This event is open to all, so early booking is recommended. Please click 'Book now' to purchase your ticket.