TOILERS OF THE SEA UPDATE

TOILERS OF THE SEA UPDATE We launched our campaign to persuade the Folio Society to create a limited edition of Victor Hugo's Toilers of the Sea in Guernsey last weekend. There was a piece on the Channel TV evening news, which you can see by clicking here.

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GUERNSEY LILLY AT KEW

GUERNSEY LILLY AT KEW We are delighted that the library at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have purchased a copy of the Guernsey lilly for their library. Bibliophiles may wish to know that they already hold an original copy of Douglas' work.

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SAS WAR DIARY AT DSEI

SAS WAR DIARY AT DSEI We raffled a copy of the Services Edition of the SAS War Diary at DSEI 2013 and the response was overwhelming. The draw took place at Noon on Friday 13th and our thanks go to Tim Porter the managing director of

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THE SPACE PIRATES OF ROQUAINE

THE SPACE PIRATES OF ROQUAINE I know that this is a book blog but I cannot resist bringing The Space Pirates of Rocquaine to your attention. Released this summer in a limited edition of just 500 copies this is an album to make your heart sing.

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ILLUMINATED FIGHTBOOK EXEMPLARY EDITION

ILLUMINATED FIGHTBOOK EXEMPLARY EDITION The final touches are just being out on the Exemplary Edition of the Fightbook. Each copy is bound in 300 year old oak boards with a veiny vellum spine, they look absolutely stunning. Each copy is then presented in a bespoke leather

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DIARY EXEMPLARY EDITION AT DSEI

DIARY EXEMPLARY EDITION AT DSEI The Exemplary Edition of the SAS War Diary will have its first public unveiling at DSEI, the worlds largest arms and security fair, at EXCEL in London's docklands from the 10th to the 13thSeptember.Each Exemplary will be bound in a fine

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TOILERS OF THE SEA

TOILERS OF THE SEA I have recently been chatting with Joe Whitlock-Blundell at the Folio Society. I was explaining that I had always wanted to see a full English translation complete with the 36 illustrations that VIctor Hugo bound into the original manuscript. I have long

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FROM THE LONDON ANTIQUARIAN

FROM THE LONDON ANTIQUARIAN Lots of old friends and lots of new ones at the London Antiquarian Book Fair. Derek Hood was taking his turn on the Designer Bookbinders stand and Shepherds were showing off their indestructible Explorer notebooks from their Wiltshire Barn Project, which helps with the rehabilitation of services

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