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Hidden Treasures (2)

The final day of the recent CILIP ‘Hidden Treasures’ conference (see previous post) took place in the friendly and familiar surroundings of the British Library. A few words of welcome from Dr Kristian Jensen, éminence grise at the BL, on … Continue reading

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Cataloguing for Booksellers

There are days when I gasp in admiration at the sagacity, sophistication and sheer scholarship of some of my colleagues in the rare book trade. A perfectly catalogued book is a beautiful thing. There are other days (I am afraid … Continue reading

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I was rather hoping that my somewhat provocative remark a few weeks back about no-one at the York Fair having seen an earlier pictorial British dust-jacket would elicit some challenges.  It didn’t take long.  Peter Allen of Robert Temple Booksellers (http://www.roberttemplerarebooks.co.uk/) … Continue reading

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