Editor’s Note: Fifty years ago, on Christmas Eve, this man, who was remarkable by the standards of even the most obsessive book collectors, died in the fullness of his years. The means to indulge his passion came from beer, the Kemp Town brewery in Brighton. What made his achievement extraordinary... read more
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22/10/2019Six draft pages from the original manuscript of Tolstoy's War and Peace have left Russia for the first time.The precious pages touched down in Geneva earlier this month, escorted by Tolstoy Museum Vice-Director, Nadezhda Petrova.Encased in a metal suitcase, the VIP (very important pages)...
Peter Harrington launched its latest catalogue with a fascinating ‘Drawing a Line’ exhibition at this year’s Frieze Masters on the 2nd October. Exhibiting for the second time at the London fair after last year's new exhibitor showcase, the stand doubled in size and allowed plenty of room for books... read more
The Boston Athenæum, one of the most distinguished libraries in the US and an early Boston cultural institution founded in 1807, hosts a major exhibition showcasing and interpreting the King’s Chapel Library Collection, one of the surviving treasures of 17th century Boston.
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The episode is delightfully light hearted and well informed as the presenters, John Mitchinson and Andy... read more
14/8/2019In the 15th century, with the invention of new printing technologies, a revolution swept through Europe giving rise to a rich cross-fertilization between mechanical innovation and painterly tradition. Including both printed and illuminated masterpieces, Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of...
Heritage Auctions' Comics and Comic Art Auction (1-3 August 2019) welcomed the sale of 'one of the nicest copies ever seen' of Captain America #1.
This high grade, unrestored issue features the famous Adolf Hitler cover and the first appearance of Red Skull, Captain America and Bucky, all... read more
Jacob Rees-Mogg is a British parliamentarian, well known for his strong views on Brexit and sometimes spoken of as Britain’s next Prime Minister. Earlier this year he wrote a book entitled The Victorians. The universally hostile reviews it received (from people not noted for their political views)... read more
It’s official: the youngest professional antiquarian booksellers in the world are fifteen boys aged between ten and thirteen from Papplewick Preparatory School, Ascot England.
The Bibliomaniacs was founded in 2009 by the Papplewick director of studies, Jonathan Cooper, a former Sotheby’s man who... read more