Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Having a break again ...

I'm having a lot of health tests at the moment and moving into my new flat has been put back to mid-October. I am still posting news on
Back when life is not so damn hectic.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Having a break again ...

Sorry I am just too busy till early October with all sorts of things.
I'll still post news on my Facebook page
Back when live is not so damn hectic.

£100 Victorian oil painting sells for £185,000 at auction

A pensioner couple who bought a Victorian oil painting for less than £100 were said to be ''amazed and delighted'' yesterday when it sold at auction for £185,000.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011


Grant, Henry, MARIQUITA (London: Emily Faithfull, Printer & Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863). First edition, 21.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark crimson morocco w/gilt title & reeds-&-waterlilies design by John Leighton (signed w/his initials) to fr. cover, gilt design repeated to rear cover, gilt title, ruling & design to spine, decorative gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., cream ep.s, silk ribbon marker, 302 [xii] pp. + tissue-guarded frontis leaf w/mounted sepia photograph by John Beattie of a portrait, & Errata slip facing p.274. One of 123 deluxe morocco copies printed for the Royal Family & subscribers (another 224 cloth-bound copies were distributed) at the publisher's Victoria Press. With note signed by the publisher tipped in to fr. ep. Binding Very Good (extremities & spine moderately rubbed & darkened); contents Near-Fine (darkened spot to bottom of final 2 leaves). See W.E. Fredeman, "Emily Faithfull" (in The Library, June 1974), p.163 (#53). (Inv. #665) C$300

Sunday, September 11, 2011