The 5th ABA Seminar will be held by Paul Goldman. Apart from being a distinguished dealer in rare books, Dr Paul Goldman is Honorary Professor at the Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy; a tutor in the MA in the History of the Book at London University (as well as at the London Rare Books School), and a former Assistant Keeper in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum.
“The originality of Paul Goldman’s mind and approach is clearly evident throughout this lovingly detailed and quietly scholarly volume” (Artnewsletter.com). His published work includes "Victorian Illustrated Books 1850-1870 : The Heyday of Wood Engraving (1994); Victorian Illustration : The Pre-Raphaelites, the Idyllic School and the High Victorians" (second edition, 2004) and "Beyond Decoration : The Illustrations of John Everett Millais" (2005).
All the ABA seminars will be aimed at a broad audience including collectors, dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth former to the retired professor. The atmosphere will be informal, as will the presentations.