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Ribbon-embossed cloth

Ribbon-embossed cloth

3rd October 2023

This is a copy of Jane and Ann Taylor’s City Scenes, or a Peep into London, brought out by London publishers Harvey & Darton in, according to the title-page, 1828, but it was probably issued about 1835. In his magisterial bibliography The Dartons: an annotated check-list of children’s books, Lawrence Darton notes four possible bindings […]

‘The jewel at the heart of English comic literature’

‘The jewel at the heart of English comic literature’

26th November 2019

In our recent e-list, we featured what the great William Trevor once called ‘The jewel at the heart of English comic literature’, and one of our favourite recent acquisitions: George and Weedon Grossmith’s The Diary of a Nobody. This copy is the first edition in book form, first issue (with the final leaf of adverts […]

Irving’s Merchant

Irving’s Merchant

11th November 2019

The Boston Book Fair is only days away and, as the trunks have already left to go on their journey across the Atlantic, we find ourselves with a little bit of time to sit down with a nice cup of tea and write a blog post. We were pleased to be able to include in […]

Memoirs of a Social Monster

Memoirs of a Social Monster

7th November 2019

Who doesn’t love a good ‘escroc’? In our most recent e-list, we included the first edition in French of the lowlife biographical Memoirs of a Social Monster; or the History of Charles Price; otherwise Bolingbroke, otherwise Johnson, otherwise Parks, otherwise Wigmore, otherwise Brank, otherwise Wilmott, otherwise Williams, otherwise Schutz, otherwise Trevors, otherwise Polton, otherwise Taylor, […]