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The Print Networks conference series, formerly the British Book Trade History Seminar Series was founded by the late Professor Peter Isaac (Newcastle), an engineer by trade, but with a passion for exploring the history of the provincial book trade in Britain. His intention was to highlight the neglected area of the history of those who plied their trade outside of London.
Professor Isaac was also instrumental in the establishment of the British Book Trade Index. Early seminars were by invitation only, but in recent years the conference has expanded to become the place to debate provincial book trade history. Intellectual rigour is matched by a friendly atmosphere, welcoming to postgraduates and independent scholars as well as practitioners of the book trade and academics. We welcome you to the Print Networks family; please register to join our mailing list and hope to see you at our annual conferences in the near future.
Programme for a pageant, presumably staged in London, under the auspices of the Alliance of Honour. The programme, priced at 6d., contains cast list, words for each tableau and a biographical or explanatory note about each of the characters or groups depicted.
Print Networks is delighted to announce the 2019 winner of the Peter Isaac prize for the best essay in the field of the History of the Book Trade in the Anglophone world.
In browsing through the British Library’s online archive of Cumbrian newspapers for the first half of the nineteenth century and searching for various keywords, I came across an intriguing advertisement from 1826 offering for sale the whole stock in trade and equipment of an unnamed Appleby printer and bookbinder.
The 2018 Print Networks conference took place at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales on the subject of Printing for the workplace: Industrial and business printing, 12 July 2018.
In 1632 Richard Moore, stationer of London, presented a copy of the 1631-2 edition of John Foxe’s Actes and monuments of these latter and perillous dayes..., better known as the ‘Book of Martyrs’, to St Lawrence’s Church, of Appleby in the county town of Westmorland.
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In addition to its annual conference, Print Networks has a number of publishing activities. We publish edited volumes relating to our annual conference; issue Quadrat, a periodical bulletin of research in progress relating to the history of the British book trade; and, in order to support emerging researchers, we award a biennial prize for the best essay in the field of the history of the book trade in the Anglophone world.