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Jacob Rees-Mogg is a British parliamentarian, well known for his strong views on Brexit and sometimes spoken of as Britain’s next Prime Minister. Earlier this year he wrote a book entitled The Victorians. The universally hostile reviews it received (from people not noted for their political views)...
It’s official: the youngest professional antiquarian booksellers in the world are fifteen boys aged between ten and thirteen from Papplewick Preparatory School, Ascot England.
The Bibliomaniacs was founded in 2009 by the Papplewick director of studies, Jonathan Cooper, a former Sotheby’s man who...
A Symposium on Fragments (manuscript and print) will take place in University College Dublin, 17th October 2019. Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America and writer of the Manuscript Road Trip) and Christoph Flueler (University de Fribourg and Director of the Fragmentarium Project) are among...
It concerns a man (Josef Weis) composing letterpress (in either Bodoni or Antiqua) and then tightening the quoins so that the furniture and type sit firmly within the chase. While...
16/7/2019The last thing one would expect to find among the awe-inspiring mountains, the glittering lakes and cosy picture-postcard villages of the Lake District is a smart, witty, modern little museum devoted solely to the praise of a humble writing tool.Locating the The Pencil Museum in Keswick is, of...
For various reasons, each of them excellent, we no longer review general catalogues in our print issues. Single subject catalogues, however, are always welcome if they’re printed. One such came from Jarndyce in the summer: WOMEN Part IV: Books By, For and About Women.
The firm does not believe in...
Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire has resorted to crowdfunding prevent one of the author's letters being sold into private hands.
The letter in question was written by Jane Austen to her niece Anna on 29 November 1814 whilst visiting her brother Henry in London.
This year the museum...
9/7/2019On the corner of Klapparstigur and Hverfisgata, a stone’s throw from Reykjavík’s famed Harpa Concert Hall, lies a portal into the past of Iceland’s book culture: Bókin. The floor-to-ceiling storefront already alludes to what awaits inside. A miniature Santa Claus reclining on an analyst’s couch, an...
Elizabeth Winkler, in the June 2019 issue of The Atlantic asks: Was Shakespeare a Woman? The answer is definitively: Yes.
Forget the worn-out Bacon theory, ditch the Marlowe hoax, abandon de Vere and Raleigh. And, most importantly, consider a sex-change for the world’s most influential, important...
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