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Founded by Ian Fleming in 1952, The Book Collector is the leading literary journal commenting on all aspects of ‘the book’; publishing, paper, bindings, design, manuscripts, collections, first editions – everything.

As a subscriber, you can enjoy four handsome, 192pp issues per year, posted to your door. Featuring fascinating articles from international experts, book reviews, sales results, exhibition details and more. The range and sharpness of the writing will attract all who are interested in our literary heritage.

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  • In Her Own Words: Works By Exceptional Women



    Peter Harrington is holding an exhibition of its latest catalogue at 43 Dover Street, London W1S 4FF until Friday, 15th March. In Her Own Words: Works by Exceptional Women is the first catalogue focused solely on women by the UK's largest rare bookseller and has...

  • Nymphes and their Other Names

    by Victoria Dailey


    During the course of my research into women and prostitution in Paris after the French Revolution, I became aware that a large number of synonyms for “prostituée” existed and that not only were they colorful, often bawdy and sometimes charming, but also, their number was vast. I began to compile...

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  • Alanbrooke: A Life In Books

    West Coast Rare Books
    Date uploaded: 12/3/2019
  • In Her Own Words

    Peter Harrington
    Date uploaded: 25/2/2019

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