My favorite part of being a student in Heidelberg twenty years ago was the exploration of local second-hand and rare bookshops. I would dot into their basements on my way home from lectures, and in spite of my modest budget always emerge with something interesting, entertaining, or beautiful to add to my shelves, to join books rescued from family attics and flea markets. My partner and fellow-
London — UCL has opened submissions for the Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize, to encourage budding book collectors.
The prize is offered by UCL Special Collections and is open to any student studying for a degree at a London-based university.
Previously the prize was administered by Senate House Library and proved hugely successful. Eight previous winners found
The third Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize at the University of London has been awarded to Clara Tait, a part-time MSc Psychology student at Birkbeck, for her collection ‘These were the hours: Nancy Cunard and the Hours Press 1928-1931’. A runner’s up prize was awarded to Arendse Lund for a collection of Icelandic sagas in various languages.
The prize is funded by Anthony