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ABA, Institute of English Studies (London University), Rare Book Society
University of London’s Senate House
Malet Street
London
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The seminar on the Railway Library in British fiction will be given by John Spiers, Professor at the University of Glamorgan, distinguished publisher who founded the Harvester Press in 1969, and a very serious collector of Victorian books. John Spiers is the editor of Gissing and the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England 2006, Serious about Series: American ‘Cheap’ Libraries, British ‘Railway’ Libraries and some Literary Series of the 1890's 2007 and The Culture of the Publisher’s Series: Authors, Publishers and the Shaping of Taste 2011.

The seminars on various aspects of book collecting are held regularly on the second Tuesday of each month of the academic year at the University of London’s Senate House in central London. Organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the Rare Book Society, the speakers are all drawn from among the leading booksellers, academics, historians and collectors. The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including bookcollectors, antiquarian booksellers, historians, librarians, and anyone with an interest in collecting.