Peter Harrington's latest literature catalogue "In Other Worlds - Fantasy, Science Fiction and Beyond" focuses on genres that seem a lot more real to us after spending three months in lockdown. During this strange time, many of us thought occasionally that we are living in a world we used to read...
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Join Type & Forme’s Dr Anke Timmermann FLS to explore how Joseph Banks and his associates gathered, processed, described, and drew plants from around the world on the Endeavour voyage of 1768-1771.
This is the first part of a two part video created by Type & Forme as part of their 'Banks Month'...
At 60 the Lilly Library is one of the younger, important libraries in the United States.The Book Collector has an especially strong connection with it as it has been home to our founder Ian Fleming's book collection since 1970.
This week's podcast, read by English actor Rupert Vansittart, is part...
This week, book shops and libraries across the UK are opening their doors to the public for the first time in three months.
The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked economic havoc across the nation, and the book industry has been affected as much as anyone. With bookstores and libraries forced to close...
This week book shops across the UK are opening for the first time in three months.
To celebrate we have decided to share an account of an extraordinary phantom book sale.
Titled, 'The Library of Count de Fortsas, 1840', this article was published in number 6 of The Book Collectors Quarterly, in...
All The Book Collector Podcasts are special, but this one may be more special than others.
It is Mark James, reading Anke Timmerman's article relating to Joseph Banks, the famous explorer and naturalist whose death 200 years ago is being remembered worldwide.
'A Palimpsest of Naturalists: The...
If you missed Spencer Stuart's wonderful webinar back in April - Lifecycles: Collecting and Collections, based on his three-part Lifecycles program - here is your chance to take part. The next Lifecycles virtual presentation will take place on 26th June 2020, at 1pm EDT / 6pm BST.
In 1966 a devastating flood swept through the city of Florence, destroying homes and livelihoods, and killing 101 people.
Thousands of priceless books, papers and manuscripts were reduced to mulch in the space of a few hours.
This article from our Spring 1967 issue (which was dedicated to...
250 years ago, during the voyage of HMB Endeavour, Captain James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to set foot on the eastern coast of Australia. Among them was the ship’s naturalist, twenty-seven year old Lincolnshire botanist Joseph Banks, who discovered some 1,300 previously unknown...
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