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…

Meyrick’s Arms and Armour

Meyrick’s Arms and Armour

5th April 2019

If you’re on the mailing list, you may have already seen our latest list of recent acquisitions,which includes everything from Anderson’s Cook in the original wrappers (c.1785), to one of the earliest books to be printed in Russian Braille (1886). One of our favourites is…

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…

Elsa Béreny: 1930s German Dancer Living Her Best Life

Elsa Béreny: 1930s German Dancer Living Her Best Life

21st February 2019

As I write this the sun is streaming in the window of our Chesham office. Spring, it seems, is finally upon us, which means something even more exciting is just around the corner: the 2019 New York Antiquarian…

Countdown to California

Countdown to California

18th January 2019

Ladies and gents, the countdown has begun! If you follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook you might be wondering why we’ve been posting photos of wobbly toys and flamboyant Italian men. The answer is, of course, because we can, but it is also because…