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Triplets is a compilation of three children's stories comprising ‘The Baby's Opera’, ‘The Baby's Bouquet’, and the ‘Baby's Own Æsop’. The book was published by George Routledge & Sons Limited in 1899.  The book features original designs in colour by illustrator, Walter Crane (1845-1915), and is printed by Edmund Evans. This is copy No. 252 of a limited edition of 500.

Publication date: 20 May 2021

Shan's Diary

Llyfrau Prin Cyffredinol Mawr / General Rare Book Large PN981 .L4 1694 During the Covid-19 lock down 2020 I decided that it would be the perfect time to undertake a course of study. What better way to spend the lockdown than acquiring new knowledge and skills? I was lucky to be sent a link to a free course run by Trinity College Dublin, the home of one of the best book collections in Ireland. The free online courses that caught my eye was “THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD: 1450 TO 1800.” What a wonderful way to occupy myself during this enforced isolation studying and reaffirming information while immersing myself in the fabulous collections held at the prestigious college. As I worked through the four-week course I kept a diary which I would like to share.

Publication date: 8 March 2021

Capten Thomas Brown (1785-1862) A System of General Ornithology 1827

Capten Thomas Brown (1785-1862) A System of General Ornithology 1827 This beautiful book is an edition of what is possibly one of the rarest ornithological publications ever. It contains six hand colored lithographed plates depicting little known birds which include Merops (bee-eaters), Picus (woodpeckers), Trochilus (hummingbirds), Alcedo (kingfishers), Strix nyctea (the snow owl), and Mycteria australis (Australian black-necked stork). Clad in later added hardback binding is the original printed wrappers. The author of the book was Captain Thomas Brown.

Publication date: 9 November 2020

A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle

A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle. A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle One of 150 copies, on vellum, published by ASHENDENE PRESS 1903 By Dame Juliana Berners

Publication date: 20 October 2020

Robbers in London

An enquiry into the causes of the late increase of robbers, & c. An enquiry into the causes of the late increase of robbers, & c., with some proposals for remedying this growing evil. In which the present reigning vices are impartially exposed; and the laws that relate to the provision for the poor, and to the punishment of felons are largely and freely examined. Henry Fielding 1707-1754. London, Printed for A. Millar Archives General Rare Book HV6665.G7 F58

Publication date: 29 June 2020