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.
SEBAG-MONTEFIORE (Charles) with ; ARMSTRONG-TOTTEN (Julia I.). (2013)
A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801-1924Enquire
A Study of the Art Market in Nineteenth-Century London. Small Folio. 300 x 248 mm. 464pp. Printed on Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper by the Beacon Press in Sussex. Bound in full red buckram by Ludlow Bookbinders in Shropshire. The Roxburghe Club,
EVANS Mark editor. (2010)
Art Collecting and Lineage in the Elizabethan Age: The Lumley Inventory. Roxburghe Club, 2010Enquire
Facsimile and Commentary on the Manuscript in the Possession of the Earl of Scarbrough.Folio. 168pp colour facsimile and 80 comparative illustrations. Red buckram. The Roxburghe Club,
FIRBANK (Robert) (2001)
Letters to his Mother. 1920 - 1924. Ordinary EditionEnquire
Illustrated with colour plates from dust jackets and frontispieces by Augustus John, C.R.W. Nevinson, Michel Sevier, Robert Locher and Charles Shannon. Bound in brown buckram, with dust jacket. Printed by the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. Roxburghe Club:
Letters to his Mother. 1920.1924Enquire
8vo. Illustrated with colour plates from dust jackets and frontispieces by Augustus John, C.R.W. Nevinson, Michel Sevier, Robert Locher and Charles Shannon. Bound in green buckram. Quarter green morocco, buckram covers.Printed by the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. Printed by the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona.
SKINNER David introduction (2003)
The Arundel Choirbook. London, Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1. A Facsimile and IntroductionEnquire
Folio. Quarter leather bound, wood boards; 190 colour plates (50% of original size); 310 x 410mm. London: Privately printed for the Duke of Norfolk for presentation to the Roxburghe Club,
BYRON (George Gordon Noel, Lord). (2016)
The Brush has beat the Poetry! Illustrations to Lord Byron's WorksEnquire
Small 4to. XII, 136pp. [Text: 206 x 165 mm]. Bound in green cloth, the covers bloked with a gilt panel with a gilt initial "B" with a baron's coronet in an oval cartouche in the centre; spine blocked and lettered in gilt; based on the original binding of c. 1822.
London: [by Smith Settle, West Yorkshire] for presentation to the Roxburghe
GARDYNER Thomas, Monk of Westminster Abbey (1985)
The Gardyners Passetaunce [c.1512]. Edited with an introduction by Franklin B. Williams, JrEnquire
With notes on the two unique editions in Westminster Abbey Library, descriptions of the bindings in which they were preserved, and the other items found in these bindings by Howard M. Nixon.
Image of a bust of Henry VIII by Torrigiani as frontispiece, facsimiles of the Pynson edition in full and the existing fragments of the Goes edition, images of bindings and other fragments in the text. Pp. xvi, 75. 4to., original brown cloth in mint condition. London, Printed for presentation to members of The Roxburghe Club.
TREVILIAN (THOMAS) (2000)
The Great Book of Thomas Trevilian. A Facsimile from the manuscript in the Wormsley Library. With a study by Nicolas Barker. For presentation to the members of the Roxburghe Club, 2000. 2 VolumesEnquire
A Facsimile from the manuscript in the Wormsley Library. With a study by Nicolas Barker. For presentation to the members of the Roxburghe Club, 2000.Royal Folio, 19 x 11.75" (480 x 300mm). 2 volumes, 252 320 pp. Full red buckram with red leather lables and boxed, by Shepherds. Printed by the Merrion Press and the Westerham Press.London: Maggs Bros Ltd,
MORTLOCK D. P..; ROXBURGHE CLUB (2006)
The Holkham Library: A History and DescriptionEnquire
56 colour illustrations, many full page. Pp. xvi, 140. One of 200 ordinary copies. Small folio, original full green buckram. blocked in gilt on upper cover and spine. Presented to the Roxburghe Club by Lord Leicester.