Tag Archives: Jonathan Potter

William Fletcher Wodson

Vignettes of items found (and shops visited) on a recent book-hunting trip. A map this week – found and purchased on a visit to Jonathan Potter in Bath a couple of weeks ago.  Jonathan has been a friend and colleague … Continue reading

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Fred W. Rose (1849-1915)

Fred W. Rose is of course widely known for his Victorian satirical caricature maps. Reproductions of his Serio-Comic War Map for the Year 1877, with its alarmingly tentacled Russian octopus, are nowadays one of the British Library’s best-selling lines. You … Continue reading

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Past Presidents

I know that some of you appreciate and enjoy the occasional post I put up both here and on the ABA website about various past presidents of the ABA (at least one person has told me so).  What you may … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes

“Having a day off?”, enquired Jonathan Potter, going on to add that now I worked from home he supposed every day was a day off.  I take his point, but that’s not quite how I see it: the sad and … Continue reading

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The Ducking Stool

It’s often the telling detail that counts.  The detail in this case was pointed out to me by Philip Burden (Clive A. Burden Ltd.) at the London Map Fair last weekend. A tiny ducking-stool tucked away on the outskirts of … Continue reading

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Surfari

Plans to pick up the safari during Anne’s half-term week put into disarray by the realisation that there is an ABA Council meeting in the middle of it.  All that remains is a flying visit to Dublin to see our … Continue reading

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