Two Hundred Years of Bookselling in London

The longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world (York 1761)

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Published by Le Clerc in Paris in 1768 M. Emy’s ‘L’art de bien faire les glaces d’office; ou les vr… (Click for more)Alexander Pushkin’s ‘The Tale of the Golden Cockerel’ was first published in Russian in 1835 and wa… (Click for more)Not everyone can afford a first edition but many appreciate a vintage version of an old classic. Th… (Click for more)Hopefully the topsy turviness of an old bookshop adds to its charm? 
I can’t imagine any other top … (Click for more)Gardens throughout the country are smiling as the weather breaks (for now) and the temperature plum… (Click for more)The volumes in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Series, especially the coloured fairy tale books, are among our … (Click for more)Anatoly Vasilyevich Lunarcharsky (1875-1933) was an art connoisseur, playwright, journalist, and cr… (Click for more)‘Christopher Robin’, the latest Pooh movie from the Disney stable, premiered in the U.S. 3 days ago… (Click for more)

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