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Shelley 200th Anniversary....

Shelley 200th Anniversary

12/02/2018
More than two centuries after its first publication, author Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," is being celebrated at the 51st California In....
Potter, Hawking and the Hobbit ....

Potter, Hawking and the Hobbit

25/01/2018
A rare Harry Potter book (worth £40,000) has been stolen from a Norfolk bookshop, as well as first editions of Winnie-the-Pooh, The Hobbit, a co....
Rare Book Top 10 ....

Rare Book Top 10

10/01/2018
​Another year has come to a close so here is a look back at the top 10 auction prices in the field of books and paper for the year 2017. Nothing match....
Heard and Not Seen ....

Heard and Not Seen

28/12/2017
Ask a child to name their favourite author, and Charles Dickens is unlikely to top the list. But Simon Callow, the actor and Dickens expert, believes ....
Judging books by their covers....

Judging books by their covers

21/12/2017
​Book jackets are, admittedly, a peculiar art which came into its own in the 1920s. The most memorable ones usually approach a book indirectly. In fac....
Forged Million Dollar Map ....

Forged Million Dollar Map

12/12/2017
This newly discovered print of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 map was to be sold at auction this month until experts raised concerns about its auth....