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Only a couple of days to go until the opening of this new fair. Please find below a link to my  fair catalogue containing 43 items.


The fair has received some excellent covering this week, including the article below featured in the Financial Times

The link below will take you to the fair catalogue, providing a taster of some of the amazing items on display.




Short Bulletin of Small Folios

Well October is almost upon us and the nights are drawing in. In the midst of having a general tidy up, and getting myself ready for exhibiting at a new London Bookfair in October – INK LDN (October 20th -22nd), I realised that I have accumulated a small number of ‘Small Folios’ thus prompting the following list. For each, the authors have made excellent use of the various illustrative mediums at their disposal, and so in a way, it forms a short adjunct to my list last October with its theme of ‘infographics’.

I hope you find it of interest

A List of Folios

INK LDN – Exciting New London Art Fair


I am delighted to announce that between October 21st-22nd 2016 I will be one of the inaugural exhibitors at INK LDN – the exciting new London art fair dedicated to books, photography, graphics and paintings – ‘a celebration of the use of ink’.

The fair is being held in the wonderful surroundings of Two Temple Place, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment, and one of London’s architectural gems.

Please see my Gallery section for a short list of books likely to be on display. If you would like tickets please contact me, and for more details about this new event please go to: Twitter @inkfair



New Release

~New Release ~

ODONTOLOGIA: Rare and Important Books in the History of Dentistry.

The Swedish Dental Society, founded in 1860, accumulated an important historical collection of over 850 odontological books, the majority printed before 1920, and which today forms one of the major special collections deposited in the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library in Stockholm.img188

With the present richly illustrated and annotated catalogue, compiled by Ove Hagelin and Deborah Coltham, we hope to make this collection better known to dental practitioners, the academic world, librarians as well as to book collectors. The catalogue comprises 208 pages and 161 illustrations with descriptions of 65 books including the earliest printed works from the sixteenth century entirely devoted to dentistry, as well as on how to cure toothache, on extraction, and on the replacement of false teeth. The collections includes first editions of several odontological classics, from Eustachi’s Libellus de dentibus (1583) through to Jackson’s Orthodontia of 1904 on the regulation of teeth, and including the most famous of them all, Pierre Fauchard’s Chirurgien Déntiste, Paris, 1728. Each item is given a bibliographical description and at least one page with a historical commentary on the author and the importance of his work,

Copies available for order and purchase £45

Catalogue 5 and the 55th New York Antiquarian Book Fair

After a busy couple of months cataloguing I am delighted to say that a pdf copy of my latest Catalogue 5 is now available to download. A number of items included in the catalogue will also be on show at Stand C13 at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. The Fair runs from April 9th -12th and I look forward to seeing you there. If you would like a ticket please let me know.

Catalogue 5

Chelsea Bookfair

Though not exhibiting this year, I will be heading along to Chelsea Town Hall next week to enjoy the wonderful annual book fair. A lovely occasion to see some great books, and catch up with the book collecting fraternity.




The boxes have been unpacked!

I am pleased to say that I am now, finally, happily ensconced in my new home, and have just about emerged from under the pile of boxes and flat-pack furniture. Normal service will soon be resumed. Watch this space for a forthcoming October Bulletin.