Tag Archives: Bath

Jacob Abraham (1772?-1845)

A little quiet on the blog of late, but not for want of activity.  I’ve been working hard both on the online supplement to British Map Engravers and the planned supplementary volume on American Map Engravers.  I spotted this delightful … Continue reading

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Hours of Work

A very pleasant afternoon out in Bath last week – an outing with a group of rare book librarians for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Bayntun-Riviere bindery at George Bayntun’s on Manvers Street.  The tour was arranged as … Continue reading

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George Gregory of Bath

Just away to the Edinburgh Book Fair – looking forward to seeing lots of friends there – both old and new.  A full report on that next week.  In the meantime, another past president of the ABA – with many … Continue reading

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Avon Calling

Booked into the Avon Gorge Hotel in Bristol – well, Clifton, really – on Tuesday.  Room with a view over the Gorge turned out to be a standing-on-one-leg and seriously neck-craning affair – but a quiet (if forceful ) word … Continue reading

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