Centre for the History of the Book

The Library: The Transactions of Bibliographical Society

The Library is the journal of the Bibliographical Society. For more than a hundred years it has been the pre-eminent scholarly journal for the study of bibliography and of the role of the book in history.

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All aspects of descriptive, analytical, textual and historical bibliography come within its scope, including the history of the production, distribution and reception of books, both manuscript and printed; the history of collecting and of libraries; paper, printing types, book illustration, and binding; and the transmission of texts and their authenticity.

Each quarterly issue of The Library contains approximately 120 pages, illustrated where necessary. As well as articles and notes, each issue includes book reviews and lists of recent books and periodicals in the field. A comprehensive index is issued annually.

An online version of the issue can be found on the Oxford University Press web site.