Applications Open for London Rare Books School

Applications are now invited for London Rare Books School (LRBS), from 23 – 27 June 2014 and 30 June – 4 July 2014.

The application form is available from the LRBS website:

Courses are £600, and a £100 deposit is requested upon application.

Early bird special: Two courses for £1000 (until 15 April 2014)

A limited number of partial bursaries are available. Placements are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and courses are restricted to a maximum of twelve students. Courses may be taken for academic credit toward a postgraduate diploma in the History of the Book, or as part of the Institute’s MA in the History of the Book.

The courses are taught by internationally renowned scholars, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senate House Libraries, and many more.

Applications should be submitted to

The course programme is below. For further details, see the LRBS website or contact the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London at or +44 020 7862 8679

WEEK ONE: 23 – 27 June 2014
Children’s Books, 1470-1980
European Bookbinding, 1450-1820
A History of Maps and Mapping
The History of Readers and Reading, 1770-2010 *new course
An Introduction to Bibliography
The Medieval Book
The Printed Book in Europe, 1450-2000

WEEK TWO: 30 June – 4 July 2014
The Book in the Ancient World
The Early Modern Book in England
The History and Practice of Hand Press Printing
An Introduction to Illustration and its Technologies
Modern First Editions: Dealing, Collecting, and the Market
The Printed Book in the East: China, India, and Japan *new course
Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600

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