A. N. Devers

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Enid Marx working on flower and

Rare Books London is now underway, and there's an audible hum of activity in the rare book trade about ABA's 61st annual London fair running from May 24-26. 

  

Here is our second brief round-up of dealers' particular favorites offered with hope for warmer, less rainy weather and a

In just over two weeks the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association will host its 61st annual London fair, and for the first time will move to central London's Battersea Park. The three-day event will feature 170 leading UK and international dealers, and is the centerpiece of over two months of activities relating to 

I first learned about the beloved London generalist secondhand and rare bookstore Any Amount of Books' purchase of 20-25,000 publisher's file copies from artist and Marchpane rare book dealer Natalie Kay Thatcher's Instagram feed.

  

In 1932 the famed art historian Kenneth Clark, the director of the National Gallery in London, and his wife Jane Clark, commissioned Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant to produce a 148-plate dinner service for his personal household. They were not specific about what the theme or subject the plates should be, and Bell and Grant decided together upon representing famous women

IMG_2609 2.JPGFor the past year and a half I have