Tag Archives: York

William Fletcher Wodson

Vignettes of items found (and shops visited) on a recent book-hunting trip. A map this week – found and purchased on a visit to Jonathan Potter in Bath a couple of weeks ago.  Jonathan has been a friend and colleague … Continue reading

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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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Gentle start to the day as the train whisks me south along the glorious north-eastern coastline – all the old familiar sights.  I alight at York at mid-day and hasten through the rain to Ken Spelman’s on Micklegate.  Sorry to … Continue reading

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Going to the Races

Or to be more precise, going to the race-course: the two-day PBFA fair in York, held at the local race-course, with a curious backdrop of betting windows, echoes of the language of the track and a jaunty, sporty feeling of backing … Continue reading

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