Tag Archives: London Rare Books School

London Rare Books School 2017

I’m always telling people that booksellers learn something new every day – and it’s true, they do.  There is no upward limit to how much one might know about all of the books on all of the subjects written and … Continue reading

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London Rare Books School – 2013

A couple of appearances for me on the maps course last week, but a full-time commitment to the Modern First Editions course this week.  Booksellers generally love talking, of course – especially about books (and even more about themselves) – … Continue reading

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City of Encounters

We were examining the history of the dust-jacket at London Rare Books School last week – and then I took the students on the Modern First Editions course down to Cecil Court to look at some books and booksellers in … Continue reading

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Grand Masters

Busy again this week at the London Rare Books School.  The Modern First Editions course this week.  Lovely to see the students held rapt for ninety minutes by the grand master of the game, Rick Gekoski, as he produced some extraordinary … Continue reading

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Spoonerism

Teaching at the London Rare Books School this week and next.  Good to see some colleagues again – Professor Nicholas Pickwoad – who better in the whole, wide, world to learn from about European bookbinding?  And the same is true … Continue reading

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Mayfair

A busy week – but aren’t they all?  A meeting of the ABA Website Committee – very happy to welcome Justin Croft to join us on that.  His new post on his own blog, by the way, a riveting account … Continue reading

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On Green Dolphin Street

One of the questions I toss in the air to the students at the start of the annual course on Modern First Editions at the London Rare Books School (link to the right) is this:  When a bookseller pencils a … Continue reading

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Wary, Not Weary

The draft minutes of the Presidents’ Meeting in Weimar (see below) report me as saying that I am “weary” of giving advice to people on what books they should or should not collect.  Not quite true – I believe I … Continue reading

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