Katherine Purcell, one of the directors of London-based jeweller Wartski, identified the enamelled plaque inlaid in the cover of the lavishly bound author’s copy of ‘Les Emaux Cloisonnés Anciens et Modernes’ by Philippe Burty (1830-1890) as a work by Alexis Falize. It features the Shinto deity...
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Another extract from our popular Polar Special Issue from Autumn 2018.
This article explores the life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, who, at 24 years old, was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition.
In 1922, encouraged by his friend George Bernard Shaw, Cherry...
Following the success of our podcast on the Hyde Collection, written by Donald and Mary Hyde and read by Kate Rooksby, we have decided to follow it up with this; the obituary of Mary Hyde, or Mary, Viscountess Eccles, as she became following her second marriage.
This obituary was written by Nicolas...
Maggs Bros Ltd., with Tattersall Hammarling and Silk, are proud to launch “Calligraphic Bar Code Services ™”, the ultimate inventory solution for rare-book and manuscript librarians, high-end antiquarian booksellers, and discerning private bibliophiles.
Combining cutting-edge computer technology...
Read by Kate Rooksby, this is article from Donald and Mary Hyde, written for The Book Collector's Autumn 1955 issue.
This was the sixth entry for our Contemporary Collections series and offers a lovely example of mid-twentieth-century book collecting.
Mary Hyde's obituary, written by Nicolas...
In this article from our Polar Special Issue from Autumn 2018, Bryan Oates reflects on the life, adventures and collections of his famous Great-Uncle, Captain Oates. The man who uttered the famous last words; "I'm just going outside, and I may be some time..."
The article is written, and read, by...
'Printing and the Mind of Man; The Inside Story' written by P. H. Muir regarding the renowned exhibition in London in 1963 which illustrated the impact of print on the evolution of civilisation.
The article appeared in The Book Collector's Spring issue in 1967.
It is read here by The Book Collector...
The New York Antiquarian Book Fair has just celebrated its sixtieth anniversary at the Park Avenue Armory, the unique Manhattan venue in which the fair has been held for nearly thirty years. Two hundred of the world’s best booksellers gathered beneath the barrel-vaulted drill hall roof. For most,...
Break out the Book Collector socks! It's time to get comfortable as you listen to the very first Book Collector Podcast!
This new audio series brings our archived articles to life, drawing on sixty-eight years of literary heritage. It's free and accessible to all, making it a 'must-have' for the...
The winner of the University of Oxford's 'Colin Franklin Prize for Book-Collecting' has just been announced by the Bodleian Libraries. The prize is awarded each year to a student of the University of Oxford for an essay about a treasured book collection.
Named after Colin Franklin, bibliographer,...
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