Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy

Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy

18th July 2019

As our readers know, Simon has been enjoying putting out a theatre-themed list during the past few summers, and 2019 will be no different…

3 things we learned from #giltypleasures week

3 things we learned from #giltypleasures week

5th July 2019

As some of you have already gleaned from social media, we have been actively indulging our love of brocade paper with the hashtag #giltypleasures and encouraging others to do the same…

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…