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“Essential reading for the book collector” 



The Private Libraries Association publishes monographs on specialised aspects of bibliophilia, with over 16 titles still in print. Our publications include books on engravers and illustrators, private presses and reflections on book collecting. Members receive one free book every two years and may purchase others at the members’ discount.

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The Private Library

The Private Library Quarterly Journal

The Association has published its quarterly journal, The Private Library, since 1957. It is currently in the sixth series. It includes well illustrated, substantial essays on the work of private presses and illustrators, book restoration, members' libraries and specialised collections, to name but a few. Reviews of new books and notes on recent private press books are also a feature of The Private Library. The first series is out of print and available to freely download by clicking here . All other back issues are available to purchase, either individually or in a series. Members receive the current journal and receive a discount on the purchase of back issues.

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Private Press Books

Private Press Books An Annual Bibliography

This essential annual checklist of books by private presses has been published since 1959 and covers private press output from presses in the British Isles, continental Europe, the USA, Canada, Africa and Australasia. Private Press Books 2010, the final annual of the series covering 52 years will appear in 2016. All are available to purchase either individually or as a set. This publication is available to members at half price. Published in octavo paperback

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