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Laurence Worms - New President of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA)

At the Annual General Meeting of the ABA on April 20, 2011, Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books was elected President. Worms has owned and run Ash Rare Books since 1971, and is known as one of the leading dealers in first editions and other antiquarian, rare and fine books, maps and prints. He represented the antiquarian book trade on the (British) National Book Committee from 1993 to 2002 and has been five times an elected member of the ABA Council. Worms writes and lectures on various aspects of the history of the book and map trades. His long-awaited " British Map Engravers : A Dictionary of Engravers, Lithographers and their Principal Employers to 1850", co-written with Ashley Baynton-Williams, will be launched at the London Map Fair at the Royal Geographical Society in June 2011.
Published on 22 April 2011
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At the Annual General Meeting of the ABA on April 20, 2011, Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books was elected President.

Worms has owned and run Ash Rare Books since 1971, and is known as one of the leading dealers in first editions and other antiquarian, rare and fine books, maps and prints. He represented the antiquarian book trade on the (British) National Book Committee from 1993 to 2002 and has been five times an elected member of the ABA Council. Worms writes and lectures on various aspects of the history of the book. His long-awaited work "British Map Engravers: A Dictionary of Engravers, Lithographers and their Principal Employers to 1850", co-written with Ashley Baynton-Williams, will be launched at the London Map Fair at the Royal Geographical Society in June 2011.

Brian Lake (Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers) will serve as Vice President of the ABA. The Officers and Members of Council 2001/2012 are:

President:

Laurence Worms (Ash Rare Books)

Vice President:

Brian Lake (Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers)

Treasurer:

Jonathan Potter (Jonathan Potter Ltd.)

Immediate Past President:

Julian Rota (Bertram Rota Ltd.)

Council

Stephen Avedikian (Cathay Bookshop)
Michael Graves-Johnston (Michael Graves-Johnston)
Jean Hedger (Jean Hedger)
Pom Harrington (Peter Harrington)
Angus O'Neill (Omega Bookshop)
Janette Ray (Janette Ray Rare and Out of Print Bookseller)
Rob Shepherd (Sangorski & Sutcliffe)
Michael Silverman (Michael Silverman)
Ian Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd.)
Roger Treglown (Roger J Treglown)

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