Bibliographical Society


Apply for a 2021 Battestin Fellowship

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia is pleased to announce its ninth round of Battestin Fellowships, a program of summer fellowships in bibliographical and textual studies, named in honor of Martin and Ruthe Battestin. AWARDS Up to five awards of $3,500 each for: Research in the collections of the UVa Library or any research …Continue reading.

Two New Publications by G. Thomas Tanselle: Descriptive Bibliography and A Sample Bibliographical Description

  G. Thomas Tanselle’s Descriptive Bibliography offers a comprehensive guide to the activity of describing books as physical objects. Through bibliographical investigation we observe the materials and analyze the skills employed by printers in their daily activities. We learn something of the publishing contexts from the design elements in books. Every physical detail of a …Continue reading.

2020 Battestin Fellowship Winners

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia is pleased to announce the winners of its eighth round of Battestin Fellowships. The winners and the titles of their projects are: Lucia Alden— “Performing Morality: A Comparative Study of Marginalia in Early Modern Drama and The Faerie Queene”; Emmalee Dove—“Affective Interventions in Manuscript and Early Printed …Continue reading.

New Contact Information

With the closing of University of Virginia buildings because of the COVID-19 virus, we will have no access to our phone. If you have an enquiry, please contact us by email at  

Latest Publication: Paper and Type, by John Bidwell

The Bibliographical Society of the University announces the publication of the latest in its series of monographs on bibliographical subjects, Paper and Type, by John Bidwell, Curatorial Chair and Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at the Morgan Library & Museum. Mr. Bidwell has written essays, articles, and monographs on the history of printing and …Continue reading.

Annual Meeting Cancelled

The Society’s Annual Meeting and presentation for the Virginia Festival of the Book which was to take place on Friday, March 20, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. has been cancelled. The featured speakers were to be these UVa graduate students presenting their work in bibliography: Shalmi Barman, “The Genealogy of the Title Page in Poe’s Narrative …Continue reading.

Vol. 60 of Studies in Bibliography Published

Table of Contents Notes on Recent Work in Descriptive Bibliography, by G. Thomas Tanselle Errors in the Malory Archetype: The Case of Vinaver’s Wight and Balan’s Curious Remark, by Ralph Norris James Shirley’s Triumph of Peace: Analyzing Greg’s Nightmare, by Stephen Tabor The Manuscripts of Sir Henry Mainwaring’s Sea-Man’s Dictionary, by Amy Bowles The Jeffersonian Provenance …Continue reading.

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