Association copies: what are they?

Go to Association Copies to find the answer and view some examples. When an author places their signature in a book then it is described as signed. When there is a message attached to that signature then it is described as inscribed. However, if the person receiving the inscription happens to be famous or important in some …

Walking into Words: Jane Austen and Other Writers – 1 Feb 2014

 ‘Walking into Words: Jane Austen and Other Writers’ Talk given to The Society of Bibliophiles in Cape Town on 1 February 2014 at Constantia Place.  Here are references to some of the authors and books referred to in the talk.

Rhodes’ Library at Groote Schuur

Annette van den Heever – Philobiblon issue No.10 of January 1994 The cataloguing of a private library has an aura of adventure and excitement of discovery which is missing from the cataloguing of books in the ordinary lending or University Libraries.   It was, therefore, with a feeling of expectation, albeit mixed  with trepidation, that I started the cataloguing of …

Votes & Views -19 – The Enigmatic Ornithologist

Let’s face it, among billions of very ordinary people, most of average intelligence and abilities, there is always a scattering of truly extraordinary folk, people gifted with one or more talents that tower so far above their contemporaries, that they become legends.

The Society of Bibliophiles in Cape Town – early days

THE SOCIETY OF BIBLIOPHILES IN CAPE TOWN Brief review of the early days by Frikkie Botha compiled in 1995 with some updating since then – June 2010 ======================================== The idea of some organisation for book-lovers arose with a few like-minded friends in Cape Town in 1989.   Some were already members of the Association of Friends …