Category Archive: Fairs

Two little block printed gems

Two little block printed gems

5th June 2019

As readers of this blog and members of We Love Endpapers know, Simon is always on the lookout for new and unusual decorated papers. Recently, he came across a fantastic example of Italian block-printed endpapers on a little Armenian book…

From the library of Edmund Burke

From the library of Edmund Burke

29th May 2019

As readers will know, we are based in Chesham, just a twenty-minute drive from Edmund Burke’s former home in Beaconsfield. Though his estate, Gregories, no longer exists…

A steel-faced etched plate, ‘From the inventor’

A steel-faced etched plate, ‘From the inventor’

24th May 2019

Printing and illustration processes never fail to interest us, so it should be no surprise that we will be bringing a printing plate to Firsts. This particular plate was presented ‘from the Inventor’ to Sir Francis…

In blind-stamped velvet

In blind-stamped velvet

15th May 2019

In anticipation of Firsts, we thought we would highlight one of our favourite ‘firsts’: a first edition, first issue of Chroniques Françoises de Jacques Gondar (Paris, Firmin Didot for Louis Janet, 1830), in a stunning blind-stamped velvet binding…

Caroline Watson, engraver to Her Majesty the Queen

Caroline Watson, engraver to Her Majesty the Queen

10th May 2019

Less than a month to go until Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair, and we find ourselves busily putting together our fair list. This year we have a variety of material we hope you will enjoy, including one of my current favourites: a striking example of copperplate engraving…

Love, Hate, Ambition, and Edinburgh

Love, Hate, Ambition, and Edinburgh

27th March 2019

Though we’ve only just returned from New York, we find ourselves preparing yet again for a fair: this time, the 2019 Edinburgh Book Fair. In preparation we have compiled an expansive list, ‘Spring Miscellany’, of the books that we shall be bringing this year, available for…