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The Book-Hunters of 1888 (5)

To pick up from previous posts and continuing our journey around the sale-room, we come to: (10) Mr. W. Reeves – seated to Quaritch’s left and puzzling over the quarto currently on offer is the veteran William Dobson Reeves (1825-1907), … Continue reading

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The Book-Hunters of 1888 (2)

Returning to The Book-Hunters of 1888, following the Roberts enumeration round the room we come to: (1) Mr Snowden – The figure in the foreground at the desk, pondering a great deal of paperwork, is the auctioneer’s clerk, assiduously recording the … Continue reading

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The Book-Hunters of 1888 (1)

I spied a copy of this print in the ABA Office a few weeks ago.  The scene is in Wellington Street off the Strand and the date is 1888 – it was first published in “The Graphic” of 26th May of … Continue reading

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