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The Roxburghe Club was founded in 1812 and is the oldest society of bibliophiles in the world. Its membership is limited to 40, chosen from among those with distinguished libraries or collections, or with a scholarly interest in books. In this section of the website you will find a selection of Roxburghe club publications available for purchase.

The Club came into existence on 16 June 1812 when a group of book-collectors and bibliophiles, inspired by the Revd Thomas Dibdin, panegyrist of Lord Spencer, the greatest collector of the age, dined together on the eve of the sale of John, Duke of Roxburghe's library, which took place on the following day. This was the greatest private library of the previous age, and the sale was confidently expected to break all records, and it did. The diners decided that this occasion should not be forgotten and so they dined again together the next year on June 17, the anniversary of the sale, and again the year after. So the Roxburghe Club was born and its members still dine together each year on, or about, that memorable day. Please visit the Roxburghe Club website for more information: http://www.roxburgheclub.org.uk/

The Club's books are outstanding examples of fine printing - the reproductions are often by new and innovative techniques. The combination of important texts with distinguished typography has, from the beginning, commended Roxburghe books to libraries and connoisseurs alike.