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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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A Blocking of Leightons

This began as a gentle enquiry into the origins of Walter James Leighton (1850-1917), who became president of the ABA in 1909 – I’ll write more of him elsewhere, except to note that he was baptised at St. James Piccadilly, … Continue reading

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