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Oxford, GB,
1982

XIX International Ex-libris Congress, Oxford, Great Britain,
18–22 August, 1982


The congress held in Britain set standards for future meetings. The participants met at Keble College, becoming acquainted with British university life. Anthony Pincott organised the congress perfectly. The lectures, of which written summaries were delivered, were varied and interesting: Brian North Lee spoke on "British Pictorial Bookplates", Cliff Parfit on bookplates in Japan, the English calligrapher David Kindersley on the importance of lettering in bookplates and Gerard Gaudaen on tendencies within contemporary bookplates. There were exhibitions of British pictorial bookplates, contemporary ex-libris (1980-1982), the work of Leo Wyatt, Japanese bookplates, the work of Anatoli Kalashnikov and bookplate design in the Soviet Union. The Oxford Congress was also the first in which a bookshop was organised - an idea taken up in later congresses.


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