Tag Archives: Modern First Editions

No Finer Sight

“There’s no finer sight in the world than that of a handsome woman bearing cakes” – this the (completely unsought) opinion of a man in the Warkworth tea-shop.  It struck me as a deeply profound and rather moving thought.  Substitute … Continue reading

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Rare Book Week – Olympia 2014

I was asked yesterday at the ABA Council meeting if I could institute a live Instagram feed for next week’s Olympia Book Fair, synchronised to the Fair’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Or something along those lines, anyway.  What sort of … Continue reading

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Afternoon at the Hilton

Pleasant little outing last weekend to the PBFA Bookfair at the Hilton London Olympia.  A nicely themed fair, forty or so dealers, but all (or nearly all) concentrating for the day on children’s books, illustrated books and modern firsts.  Everything … 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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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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