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.


Change of telephone number

Between June 27th and July 26th I will be slowly moving house. My PO Box business address will remain the same, though I will have a number telephone number in due course. In the meantime I can be reached by email or on my mobile. Hopefully full normal service will be resumed after July 26th!

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

I am delighted to be exhibiting once again at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair next week. It would be lovely to welcome you all to Stand C23. For an illustrated list of my selection please click on the following pdf link. NY2013




“It is exciting in a way you probably don’t expect when you just hear the word “Book Fair.” Well, to me it is just as exciting as sitting in the dark of the theatre and watch a horror film!  This experience is not horror. But it’s just as exciting!” – Yoko Ono, Book Patrol


From April 11-14,  Book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory.  Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair,  bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera.


On Sunday, April 14 from noon to three, attendees can bring items to Discovery Day, an opportunity to get expert advice and informal appraisals.


What:   The New York Antiquarian Book Fair


Where: The Park Avenue Armory


643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street, New York City




When:  Preview Thursday, April 11 5-9 p.m.


Friday,      April 12 noon- 8pm


Saturday,   April  13 noon-7pm


Sunday,     April  14 noon- 5pm