This summer, put down your Kindle and pick up a piece of literary history!

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One for all the literary lovers! Chris Albury at Dominic Winter’s Auctioneers takes us through some of his favourite lots in their Printed Books, Maps & Prints auction on 21 July. It is devoted to children’s books, private press books, modern first editions and related artefacts including literary letters, toys, games and puzzles.   CA: … Continue reading “This summer, put down your Kindle and pick up a piece of literary history!”

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The First Book printed in English makes £900,000 at Auction

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If ‘multi-tasking’ had been around as a phrase in the 15th century, it would have been apt to describe William Caxton. Not content with being a successful member of the Bruges merchant community involved in the wool trade and representing his colleagues as governor of the English Nation of Merchant Adventurers, and quite possibly being … Continue reading “The First Book printed in English makes £900,000 at Auction”

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The first man to be apprehended through the use of radio

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The first man to be apprehended through the use of radio? You have probably heard the name: Dr Crippen, the notorious murderer who did away with his wife and ended up going to the gallows. Shropshire auctioneers Mullock’s have original prescription books belonging to Hawley Harvey Crippen which were used as evidence to convict him … Continue reading “The first man to be apprehended through the use of radio”

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