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Harrogate PBFA Book Fair

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Every year in March we exhibit at the P.B.F.A. bookfair in Harrogate, it would be silly not to as it’s only 18 miles away from us in York. A two day affair, actually three if you include the set-up afternoon and (for the last two years) coming the week immediately after the New York Antiquarian […]

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Proof and the process

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I’ve always loved proof copies, genuine proof copies that is from before the recent publishing phenomena of issuing limited edition “proof copies” as manufactured collectables. To me, manuscript aside (love them too!), the proof is as close as you can get to the author’s warts and all original text in book form. Pre-1970 UK proofs […]

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Sir Richard Gregory and H. G. Wells

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The thrill of the chase has always been a strong motivation in the day to day running of our rare book business. Whether it be attending an auction, studying dealer catalogues or jumping on a train, plane or automobile to follow up a lead, it’s always been the thrill of the chase. But part of the advantage of a […]

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A380 to California or On a Wing and a Prayer

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29th January: Setting off for two bookfairs in California, our books in shipping trunks were dispatched a week ago, now it’s our turn to head over the pond. We arrive at our gate to find our aircraft for the 11 hour flight to Los Angeles is a brand spanking new Airbus A380, the double decker and […]

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Biblio Baggins: Boston – Toronto – Boston, Or There and Back Again

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Setting off for a two week trip, flying into Boston then over to Toronto for the International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) on the 7th, 8th and 9th of November then back to Boston and the Hynes Exhibition Centre for the bookfair the following weekend. The thrill of stepping onto an airplane […]

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