Rare Book Discussion Meetings



The meetings will normally be held on every 4th Thursday in the month, in the Society's rooms. These will be from 1030 to 1200 and some sessions may be repeated in the afternoon. Bookings will be through the link below  at the Eventbrite site. If a second session is offered the times will be shown there.

The program for 2017 / 2018 is below.   This event is free for members of the RGSSA. Non-members are welcome to attend and tickets are available for $10 per person. The RGSSA welcomes new members who wish to make a contribution to the success of the society.  There is a limit of 24 people at each meeting. To ensure a place please book through the following link :-
Eventbrite - RGSSA Rare Book Discussion Group
26th October Europe Unfolding

Notes:-
Europe Unfolding
Explorations
Progress of Exploration
Voyages

The era of European explorarion began in the 15th century primarily out of a need to seek new trade routes. Maps in some of the early books showed amazing and sometimes imaginary islands. Seldom seen atlases will be discussed. These include Abraham Ortelius 1571 copy of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum and the 1482 eddition of Ptolemy's Geographica.
23rd November Books from the Specials Cabinet
2018 Program
22nd February The Society's Artwork


Over the years the Society has accumulated a large collection of wall maps, paintings, sketches, plaques and medals. Come on a guided tour with the Society's President, Rod Shearing, to explore these precious items.
15th March Books written by people named in the streets of Adelaide.


In 2016 Dr Jeff Nicholas produced a three-volume book containing the remarkable stories of the people named in the streets of Adelaide and their links to reform in 19th century Britain.  His research discovered that 35 of the 58 people named in the Adelaide streets were authors in thei own right.
26th April The Silver that turned to Gold.


S William Silver started collecting books around 1850, when he and his brother Hugh were expanding their father's colonial outfitting business in London. Spurred by the need for to waterproof items taken overseas, the brothers developed a huge India-rubber works in Woolwich and made fortunes providing insulating coating for the for the underground and underwater telegraph lines in the 1850's. Apart from collecting books S W Silver & Co. also published their own books on colonial matters and these will be the focus of the discussion.





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