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Bound For Her Birthday

I’ve written about the bookseller Robert Bowes (1835-1919) before (you can read it all here on the blog for 26 December 2012).  An extraordinary life – born in rural poverty in Ayrshire, educated in the Cambridge bookshop of his uncles … Continue reading

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Robert Bowes

Back to the past at this Hogmanayish time of year – in search of the first Scottish president of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (International) – Robert Bowes, who became president in 1914. Bowes was born near Stewarton in rural Ayrshire … Continue reading

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