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Back street printing presses

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Maughan Library

King's College London

Chancery Lane

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Back street printing presses: chapbooks and street literature in the 18th and 19th centuries

Speakers: Ruth Richardson (independent historian) and Adam Ray, Special Collections Manager, King’s College London.

The talk will explore the world of the chapbook, small inexpensive books that were sold on the streets to adult and child readers and whose contents ranged from fairy tales and legends to gruesomely recounted real-life crimes and disasters. After the talk there will be an opportunity to see parts of the historic Maughan Library building (the former Public Record Office, now King’s College London’s largest library) and to view a selection of chapbooks and other ephemera from King’s College London’s own library special collections.

Free, but prebook as places limited


A Rare Books London Event

ATG is proud to be the media partner of the inaugural Rare Books London 2017 and is publishing the 2017 Books, Prints and Maps supplement. This dedicated supplement is written by industry specialists and will celebrate the rich history of book dealing and the great expertise that resides in the dealing and auctioneering community, seeking to connect the reader with leading members of the book trade. All subscribers to Rare Books London events will receive a free digital copy of the supplement when it is published.

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King's College London

Chancery Lane

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WC2A 1LR

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