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(Not) on Choir Tour

(Not) on Choir Tour

6th August 2020

This week I should have been singing at Ely Cathedral with a group of friends called the Pearce Singers, a choir which arose some years ago out of those of us who used to sing with Tring Parish Church Choir when we were growing up. Back in the 1980s and early 90s, we would go […]

Fun and games in the British Museum Reading Room

Fun and games in the British Museum Reading Room

25th October 2017

I’m just putting together my list for the forthcoming Boston Book Fair, as my books will be leaving early next week.  It’s always nice to be able to show new stock, freshly catalogued, and I shall have quite a bit with me.  As a taster, here’s one little item which caught my eye over the […]

The new opportunities of lithography

The new opportunities of lithography

25th November 2016

I’m currently putting together a list on Music, to be sent out next week.  One item in particular brings together a number of things which interest me: a) music, b) illustration, c) lithography, d) provincial imprints, e) private printing: Lithography, as Michael Twyman notes, was largely neglected by British music publishers in the first four decades […]

Channelling Burns

Channelling Burns

29th April 2014

Mina S. Seymour is probably not someone you have heard of before.  I certainly hadn’t when I came across the following book recently: Privately printed, it contains over 150 poems ‘by’ Robert Burns, as received by Seymour, an American medium at the end of nineteenth century.  Lily Dale was a spiritualist community in south-western New […]