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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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‘An artist full of charm and verve’

Apologies for the recent lack of blog posts.  Things have been so busy: exhibiting at the Boston book fair, processing some recently acquired collections, trying to find someone to come and work for me, and preparing for California.  In cataloguing … Continue reading

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Fun and games in the British Museum Reading Room

I’m just putting together my list for the forthcoming Boston Book Fair, as my books will be leaving early next week.  It’s always nice to be able to show new stock, freshly catalogued, and I shall have quite a bit … Continue reading

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The first dog drama

This is a copy of the first edition of a hugely-successful play, published 1803, thought to be the first ‘dog drama’, which began a vogue for the use of trained animals on the London stage. Playwright Frederic Reynolds (1764–1841) wrote … Continue reading

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‘Somewhat removed from the text of Shakespeare’

This was fun to catalogue.  Not only because it’s a triple bill (500 × 735 mm), but because it promotes an extravaganza at London’s Olympic Theatre in April 1853, the highlight of which was a Macbeth burlesque by Francis Talfourd (1828–1862). … Continue reading

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‘A refined image of disability’

The full caption reads: ‘ ‘This extraordinary young Man was born Dec.r 18. 1769, at Hook, in Hampshire, without Arms or Legs, as here delineated, occasioned as his Mother supposes by a Fright she suffered when pregnant with him.  Notwithstanding these … Continue reading

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