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Catalogue announcement: Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Catalogue announcement: Anglo-German Cultural Relations

31st January 2020

This week we received the printed copies of a catalogue that has been in the works for some time, and have finally mailed them out. Published to mark my tenth anniversary as an independent bookseller, it has been years in the making.  Many people know me for selling Russian material, but in fact my interest […]

Letters from America

Letters from America

24th March 2015

This week I’m getting everything ready in preparation for the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, the weekend after Easter.  My books will go off on Thursday.  It’s always nice to take something new to a fair, so when the following came in recently I decided to keep it back for the booth in April: The title reads: […]

Rock in the USSR

Rock in the USSR

28th February 2012

This is an underground Russian samizdat translation of Nik Cohn’s classic history of pop music—first published in 1969 as Pop from the Beginning (in America as Rock from the Beginning), and then under the title Awopbopaloobop alopbamboom—produced on a typewriter with manuscript additions for any English words and names and then mimeographed.  Although the title here […]

Happy Birthday, Mr Dickens!

Happy Birthday, Mr Dickens!

7th February 2012

Today is Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday.  To mark it, I thought I would share a ‘novel’ Victorian card game published, I would guess, around 1858 (as there are no cards for Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, or Our Mutual Friend).  I’ve actually had two sets of these cards, and although the pictures were the […]