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The Ephemerist

Good news for our ever patient members who are looking forward to once again perusing the pages of the society's much admired journal.

The Spring 2017 issue of The Ephemerist is now scheduled for publication in the middle of July, and together with the Summer issue, will be despatched by the end of July.

Please accept our apologies for the delay.



London Map Fair

17 & 18 June 2017

Image of GlobesThe largest Antique Map Fair in Europe, established 1980. We exhibit at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).

This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world.

A very large selection of Original Antique Maps will be available for sale, ranging in age from the 15th C. to the 20th C., covering all parts of the world and priced to suit all pockets: from £10 to £100,000.

  • Royal Geographical Society
    1 Kensington Gore
    London SW7
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Image: HOMANN, Johann Baptist. Sphærarum Artificialium Typica... Nuremberg, c.1730.


World War Ireland

Until 2018

In summer 1914 a war broke out in Europe that would change the world forever. In Ireland, many supported the cause and joined up or travelled to serve in nursing and auxiliary services. Others objected to the war on moral, social or political grounds. By the time the conflict ended in 1918, its impact had been felt through the length and breadth of the country.

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World War Ireland is a free exhibition at the National Library of Ireland(NLI) that focuses on the unique aspects of the Irish WWI experience and draws on the NLI's collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons, handbills and leaflets dating from 1914-1918. With original artefacts, first hand personal accounts and eyewitness testimony, World War Ireland brings visitors dramatically inside the lives of those who experienced WWI.


Michael Twyman: Hullmandel’s stones at Kingston Lacy

Association of European Printing Museums

Take the opportunity to read the paper - "Hullmandel’s stones at Kingston Lacy" - given by Ephemera Society President, Michael Twyman, at the conference of the Association of European Printing Museums in November 2016: From stone to chip: Alois Senefelder and the invention of printing in an international context, Nederlands Steendrukmuseum, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, 3-5 November 2016. It is a summary of a much longer and fully documented article, not yet published.

Association of European Printing Museums




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