Tag Archives: Simon Beattie

The York Antiquarian Book Seminar – Second Edition (2015)

Another guest post  from Pauline Schol! After waiting at King’s Cross for a considerable amount of time for our train to arrive (first blamed on a ‘terrorist threat’, later referred to simply as ‘an incident’, and eventually on ‘a person … Continue reading

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A Very Shocking Shocker

It was Simon Beattie who kindly put us in touch with a dealer on the continent who had this for sale.  Not something he wanted, but thought we might.  Quite what grounds he had for thinking this, I’m not at … Continue reading

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Antiquarian

“A mere antiquarian is a rugged being” opined Dr Johnson, succinctly and meaningfully, to Boswell in 1778.  What’s in a name? – and what of the decidedly un-mere antiquarian bookseller?  A work in progress this – something which began in … Continue reading

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Ephemeral

Rather a frenetic week, but a highly enjoyable one.   A flying visit to Jarndyce in Great Russell Street to deliver a book (end up buying two and thus breaking the First Lady’s rule that for every book coming into the house … 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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Out and About : Day One

An excellent start as we call in on the ABA’s newest recruit, Simon Beattie. He amazes us with the innovative design of his catalogues. Collectable in themselves. Quaritch-trained of course, so knows his books. We leave Chesham and Metroland in great … Continue reading

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