‘A letter from the Lazaretto’ was researched, written and is read by Sheila Markham, the librarian at the Travellers’ Club in London. This piece, which has not yet appeared in The Book Collector, looks at quarantine conditions for 19th Century travellers, including those kept in isolation at the...
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Book dealers around the world have adapted to life in Corona quarantine. One of the projects which probably best sums up how dealers have embraced the current situation and embarked on a catalogue project across two continents is the aptly called 'At Home with Books'. A collaboration of Heather O'...
Katherine Purcell, one of the directors of London-based jeweller Wartski, identified the enamelled plaque inlaid in the cover of the lavishly bound author’s copy of ‘Les Emaux Cloisonnés Anciens et Modernes’ by Philippe Burty (1830-1890) as a work by Alexis Falize. It features the Shinto deity...
Another extract from our popular Polar Special Issue from Autumn 2018.
This article explores the life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, who, at 24 years old, was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition.
In 1922, encouraged by his friend George Bernard Shaw, Cherry...
Following the success of our podcast on the Hyde Collection, written by Donald and Mary Hyde and read by Kate Rooksby, we have decided to follow it up with this; the obituary of Mary Hyde, or Mary, Viscountess Eccles, as she became following her second marriage.
This obituary was written by Nicolas...
Maggs Bros Ltd., with Tattersall Hammarling and Silk, are proud to launch “Calligraphic Bar Code Services ™”, the ultimate inventory solution for rare-book and manuscript librarians, high-end antiquarian booksellers, and discerning private bibliophiles.
Combining cutting-edge computer technology...
Read by Kate Rooksby, this is article from Donald and Mary Hyde, written for The Book Collector's Autumn 1955 issue.
This was the sixth entry for our Contemporary Collections series and offers a lovely example of mid-twentieth-century book collecting.
Mary Hyde's obituary, written by Nicolas...
In this article from our Polar Special Issue from Autumn 2018, Bryan Oates reflects on the life, adventures and collections of his famous Great-Uncle, Captain Oates. The man who uttered the famous last words; "I'm just going outside, and I may be some time..."
The article is written, and read, by...
'Printing and the Mind of Man; The Inside Story' written by P. H. Muir regarding the renowned exhibition in London in 1963 which illustrated the impact of print on the evolution of civilisation.
The article appeared in The Book Collector's Spring issue in 1967.
It is read here by The Book Collector...
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