Author Archives: Annie Rowlenson

Elsa Béreny: 1930s German Dancer Living Her Best Life

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 Book Fair. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Countdown to California

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, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stinde in Simla

There’s nothing better than finding a cheeky marginal doodle or two, and that’s what we found when we picked up an otherwise nondescript copy of Julius Stinde’s Buchholzens in Italien at a recent fair. First published anonymously in Berlin in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kronshtadt Printing

Last Friday we posted a list of 27 books currently in stock which reflect British engagement with the Continent, and vice versa, from the 18th to the early 20th century.  Though diverse in subject, all 27 reflected a keenness, on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

English Printing in Revolutionary Paris

Given all the Brexit talk of late, we thought it might be nice to balance things out with a list of books on Britain’s relationship with Europe.  And what better book to feature than one printed in Europe by an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Inscribed to Amelia Opie

It’s Wednesday, and we’re having an Amelia Opie moment here at 84 The Broadway.  And why not?  She ticks all the boxes: Romantic novelist, abolitionist, pal of Sarah Siddons and Mary Wollstonecraft, married to a feminist, accomplished musician…the list goes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

IES takes on Women and the Book

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending a one-day symposium, Women and the Book, hosted by IES at the University of London.  David Pearson gave the introductory plenary session on women as book owners in the seventeenth century, which was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

‘What’s it like working for Simon?’

Greetings from Chesham—and hooray for a new blog post!  We’re hoping to get back to posting weekly after what has been a busy spring and summer. As I write this, Simon is cooing over one of his latest finds: a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment