Occasional Publications

In addition to its quarterly scholarly journal, Script and Print, the Society from time to time issues monographs, which are refereed scholarly works deemed too lengthy for publication as journal articles. Contributions are welcome at any time and should be directed to Dr. Brian McMullin via email at brian.mcmullin@monash.edu, or at the following postal address:

Dr. Brian McMullin
23 Dean Avenue
Mt. Waverley
VIC 3149

The following is a list of BSANZ Occasional Publications, with availability and pricing information.

Jennifer Alison. Doing Something for Australia: George Robertson and the Early Years of Angus and Robertson, Publishers, 1888–1900. 2010. 318 pp, illustrated. ISBN 978 0 9751 5003 0 (cased) A$55, A$38 (BSANZ Individual Members).
A study of A&R’s business records, providing production numbers, sales figures, reviews and reader reception information.

Edited collection. The Culture of the Book: Essays from Two Hemispheres in honour of Wallace Kirsop 1999. 504 pages (xxx + 474) with 28 black & white illustrations. Case bound with dustjacket. A$100; A$65 (BSANZ individual members).
This collection of 36 essays by scholars in Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand reflects the range and diversity of Wallace Kirsop’s interests, from sixteenth century alchemy to the modern Australian book trade.

Stephen HerrinThe Development of Printing in Nineteenth-Century Ballarat. 1999. 164 pages (xii + 152) with 20 black & white illustrations. Paperback A$30 (Australia and New Zealand) A$25 (Personal members of the BSANZ).
The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand’s Silver Jubilee Prize winner, Herrin’s study of printing in colonial Ballarat — the capital of the Victorian goldfields — is a groundbreaking work. Herrin weaves the various elements — early printing, technological change and innovation, the social and political history, industrial relations, jobbing printing, newspaper publishing, lithography and engraving — into a concise and readable history of printing in Ballarat, a region of immense importance to the development of Australia’s national identity. Includes a comprehensive checklist of works published in nineteenth-century Ballarat.

Ian MorrisonThe Publishing Industry in Colonial Australia: a name index to John Alexander Ferguson’s Bibliography of Australia 1784-1900. Melbourne, BSANZ, 1996. ISBN 0 9598271 6 1 (hb) 0 9598271 5 3 (pbk) (Members $40 hb. $20 pbk; Non-members $50 hb. $30 pbk).

Wallace KirsopBooks for Colonial Readers: the nineteenth-century Australian experience. Melbourne, BSANZ in association with The Centre for Bibliographical and Textual Studies, Monash University, 1995. ISBN 0959827145 (Members $15; Non-members $20).

Rosemary Foxton‘Hear the Word of the Lord’: A Critical and Bibliographical Study of Quaker Women’s Writing, 1650-1700. Melbourne, BSANZ, 1994. ISBN 0959827137 (Members $10; Non-members $15).

Trevor MillsRare Books Collections in Australian Libraries. Melbourne, BSANZ, 1985. ISBN 0959827129 (Members $5; Non-members $10).

K. I. D. MaslenVictorian Typefaces in Dunedin, New Zealand. Melbourne, BSANZ, 1981. ISBN 0959827110 (Members $5; Non-members $10).

J. C. T. Oates. The Manuscripts of Thomas Erpenius; and John Fletcher, Pieter Nuyts and his “Album Amicorum”. Melbourne, BSANZ, 1974. ISBN 0969827102, OUT OF PRINT.


For orders, please contact the BSANZ Treasurer:

Mr Andrew Sergeant,
National Library of Australia,
Parkes Place,
Canberra, ACT 2600

Phone: +61-2-6262 1602
Email: asergeant@nla.gov.au

Payment should be in Australian dollars. Cheques should be made out to the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand. Please add $A5 per order for packing and surface post within Australia and New Zealand, and A$10 per order for packing and surface post to any other destination.