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Dr David Pearson

SAS Distinguished Senior Fellow

David Pearson retired from a long professional career in libraries and archives in February 2017 and is now concentrating on work as a book historian.



He has published extensively on aspects of provenance, private libraries and bookbinding and his projects currently in hand include a directory of book ownership in 17th-century England. He teaches regularly on the Rare Book Schools in London and Charlottesville. He is a Past President of the Bibliographical Society and is appointed Lyell Reader in Bibliography at Oxford for 2017-18.