The York Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing and bookselling in the electronic age.The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field.
CURRENTLY ON HOLD. We are pleased to offer for sale the following collection comprised of over 100 books on venereology , spanning almost four centuries, and of considerable scholarly and historical interest. The collection includes several works by some of the pioneers in the field, and throws a light upon the complex medical, social, moral, and even political dimensions of the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and in particular upon syphilis and gonorrhoea.
The books are priced individually, and in due course may be available for purchase as such. However, at this stage priority will be given to a sale of the whole collection. Notable faults have been highlighted in purple. A number of books have Institutional ex-libris markings and these have been highlighted in green. The catalogue is available to download in my catalogue section.
Only a few days to go until the opening of Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair. With more than 150 international exhibitors offering an array of rare books, maps, manuscripts, art and ephemera, there really should be something for everyone! I will be exhibiting at Stand D08 and very much look forward to welcoming you to the stand – please do come and say hello. I will have a varied selection of material – including a number of items relating to Women in Science and Medicine.
This year the fair will be opened by actor and book collector Stephen Fry, and visitors will have the chance to view a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio along with other historic books and items from the Globe Theatre.
Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair at Battersea Evolution is open:
Friday 7 June: noon – 8pm (£20 admission)
Saturday 8 June: 11am – 7pm (free admission)
Sunday 9 June: 11am – 5pm (free admission)
To register for complimentary tickets on all days visit: www.firstslondon.com
Battersea Evolution, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW
FREE shuttle bus operates between Sloane Square and the Fair
As one of a series of informal talks organised at the Battersea Book Fair in May, I was asked to talk about the growing number of Women in the Book Trade. Over the last few years, the Antiquarian book trade has benefitted significantly from the recruitment of a number of highly intelligent, articulate, and passionate young women, who have either joined some of our larger established firms, or else have set up under their own steam. The drive of this younger generation of trailblazers, who are more attuned to calling out inequality and imbalance, is certainly helping us to find our ‘collective voice’ and women in the trade are certainly being listened to more, though the trade has not been without many influential book women over the years, and in my talk I attempted to highlight some of the leading lights of our profession – both past and present. What struck me, as I put the talk together, was just how many women dealers are operating at the very top of their fields, and who are respected for their expertise, wealth of experience and knowledge, honesty and integrity. Apologies to all of those who I may not have mentioned.
I am delighted to be exhibiting at the ABA Rare Book Fair London, being held for the first time at Battersea Evolution. I will be at stand P02 and very much look forward to welcoming those of you able to attend.
Admission is free of charge, though to download tickets and for more information about the fair please go to:
Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 May 2018
Queenstown Road, London SW8 4NW
My books have left, and snow permitting, I will be joining them next week! Very much looking forward to welcoming visitors to Booth C26. I am once again sharing with my colleague Leo Cadogan. The fair runs from March 8th-March 11th at the iconic Park Avenue Armory.
Friday 17th November 16.00 – 20.00
Saturday 18th November 12.00 – 19.00
Sunday 19th November 12.00 – 16.00
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Central Ferry Pier No.8, Man Kwong St
Less than a week to go until INK FAIR London – one of the newest and most exciting rare book and art events in the country. Around thirty dealers will once again be exhibiting at Two Temple Place, the wonderful Gothic mansion on the Embankment, and only a short walk from Temple Tube Station.
To obtain a complimentary general admission ticket please type in the following in your search engine: inkfair.london/Coltham
Autumn Miscellany – is a short list of some of the items on display.
I am very proud to announce that I have been elected to stand on the ABA Council. I look forward to working together with colleagues to help promote our wonderful profession.
I am delighted to announce that my books have now set off for the prestigious New York Antiquarian Book Fair term paper next week. I can be found at Booth C31 and it would be lovely to meet you if you are able to attend. Please contact me if you would like a ticket.
The fair takes place at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue & 67th Street, New York City.
Recent Acquisitions List (a fair list in disguise):
Short title list of the items on display: NYShorttitle
For more details of the fair please go to:
www.nybookfair.com #NYAB17 & @NYBOOKFAIR