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The Novels of Jane Austen
A stunning set of the great Winchester Edition
ABA London International Antiquarian Book Fair
22-24 May 2014 at the National Hall, Olympia
An unparalleled choice of books, maps, prints, photographs and manuscripts, plus themed tours led by expert exhibitors. From rare fifteenth-century editions to calligraphy and ephemera, browse rare, unusual and unique items from 180 UK and international dealers. On Saturday there will be activities devised especially for children and families.¶ Read more...
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You can read. It is a great happiness. I totally neglected it while I was in business, which has been the whole of my life, and to such a degree that I cannot now read a page—a warning to all Ministers.
Robert Walpole, Lord Orford (on seeing Henry Fox reading in the library at Houghton), quoted in Edmund Fitzmaurice Life of Shelburne (1875)