The Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize lies right at the heart of the University of London Society of Bibliophiles. Our founder and president, Kayleigh Betterton, came up with the idea of a group to encourage new collectors after meeting fellow finalists in the Prize, and several of our members, including current committee member Arendse Lund and founding treasurer Daichi Ishikawa, have also benefited from the scheme.
This panel event celebrates the award and other prizes of its kind, and provides an opportunity for audience members thinking about entering to find out more about the process.
Chaired by Bibliophiles Secretary, Anne Welsh, our distinguished panellists are:
Anthony Davis, sponsor of the prize, collector of fine bindings, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and Member of the Grolier Club (amongst other honours).
Lucy Vinten Mattich, co-winner of the Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize 2018, with her collection of household manuals, on display at Senate House until Friday 23 November.
Musa Igrek, co-winner of the Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize 2018 and winner of the ABA National Student Book Collecting Prize 2018, with his collection of secretly funded books, on display at Senate House until Friday 23 November.
Julie Blake, whose exhibition based on her Rose Award entry of school poetry anthologies will open at Cambridge University Library in January.
As usual, wine and nibbles will be provided.
Places are limited, so do register in advance here.
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