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30/5/2019For this year’s Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair, ILAB antiquarian booksellers Type & Forme (UK) and Charlotte Du Rietz (Sweden) have joined forces to present travel ‘firsts’ from around the globe in a printed catalogue on Travel & Exploration. Their stands will showcase rare travel books,...
28th May 2019 marks Ian Fleming's 111th birthday.
To celebrate our Founder's eleventy-first birthday The Book Collector is offering the Collector's Edition of Ian Fleming: The Book Collector for HALF PRICE until 3rd June (offer now expired).
This beautiful special edition is comprised of 10...
The ABA's annual flagship event, in its 62nd year and rebranded as Firsts – London's Rare Book Fair, will be opened on Friday, 7th June by Stephen Fry, well-known actor and writer and a book collector himself.
The fair will also host a special exhibition with charity partner Shakespeare's Globe to...
Tacky it may be, but those who are collectors of books are also their buyers and therefore should not sneer at a new book from Alex Johnson called Book Towns: Forty-Five Paradises of the Printed Word, published by Frances Lincoln.
It is, the blurb says, the first such directory and includes both...
Nowadays our fingers need to be super-featly to get quickly round all the possible moves on one’s device: Alt, Ctrl, Scroll, Insert and the like, sometimes three at a go.
It was not always thus.
To celebrate the olden days a film has just been released in the UK called California Typewriter...
“Eric Gill's 'Art Nonsense'” was the last thing DH Lawrence wrote before he died of tuberculosis in the South of France on 2 March 1930 at the age of 44 – and what is most striking about it is his preoccupation with God.
Not that Lawrence's concept of God was in any sense orthodox, any more than...
14/3/2019Is it serendipity or simply about time? It seems that all over the UK bibliophiles have pressed the pink button almost simultaneously. It is rare for a quarterly journal with a long lead time to run an issue that is so timely, but with The Book Collector's Spring Issue we seem to have achieved just...
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 been compiled by Theodora Robinson...
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