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This Week in Dover Street: Darkness, Ruins, and Soviet Tanks

This Week in Dover Street: Darkness, Ruins, and Soviet Tanks

May 6, 2015.

    Here at Peter Harrington Dover Street we like to showcase the very best in rare books, encompassing everything from the keenest heights of political economy to the most nostalgic depths of children’s literature. There really are some astounding things here and, since it would be a little selfish to keep them all to

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This Week in Dover Street: Christopher Robin, Nicholas Bentley’s political cats, and a useless piece of bibliomania from Philip Larkin.

This Week in Dover Street: Christopher Robin, Nicholas Bentley’s political cats, and a useless piece of bibliomania from Philip Larkin.

April 20, 2015.

    Here at Peter Harrington Dover Street we like to showcase the very best in rare books, encompassing everything from the keenest heights of political economy to the most nostalgic depths of children’s literature. There really are some astounding things here and, since it would be a little selfish to keep them all to

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This Week in Dover Street: Yeats’s Zodiac – Dorian Gray’s Yellow Book – and Joyce’s Devil’s Cat.

This Week in Dover Street: Yeats’s Zodiac – Dorian Gray’s Yellow Book – and Joyce’s Devil’s Cat.

March 30, 2015.

  Here at Peter Harrington Dover Street we like to showcase the very best in rare books, encompassing everything from the keenest heights of political economy to the most nostalgic depths of children’s literature. There really are some astounding things here and, since it would be a little selfish to keep them all to ourselves,

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This Week in Dover Street: Kay Nielsen, Anders Petersen & Kung-Fu.

This Week in Dover Street: Kay Nielsen, Anders Petersen & Kung-Fu.

March 21, 2015.

Here at Peter Harrington Dover Street we like to showcase the very best in rare books, encompassing everything from the keenest heights of political economy to the most nostalgic depths of children’s literature. There really are some astounding things here and, since it would be a little selfish to keep them all to ourselves, we

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This Week in Dover Street: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Katherine Ainslie & Whitney Darrow Jr

This Week in Dover Street: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Katherine Ainslie & Whitney Darrow Jr

March 9, 2015.

Here at Peter Harrington Dover Street we like to showcase the very best in rare books, encompassing everything from the keenest heights of political economy to the most nostalgic depths of children’s literature. There really are some astounding things here and, since it would be a little selfish to keep them all to ourselves, we

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This Week in Dover Street: Woodstock, Cecil Beaton and The Little Prince

This Week in Dover Street: Woodstock, Cecil Beaton and The Little Prince

March 2, 2015.

    Here at Peter Harrington Dover Street we like to showcase the very best in rare books, encompassing everything from the keenest heights of political economy to the most nostalgic depths of children’s literature. There really are some astounding things here and, since it would be a little selfish to keep them all to

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Holly’s Christmas Blog – Truly Festive Children’s Stories

Holly’s Christmas Blog – Truly Festive Children’s Stories

December 18, 2014.

I don’t know about you but I really do believe this is truly “the most wonderful time of the year”. Call me corny! Call me nuts. Call me a red-nosed bookseller if you like! For me there is still magic to be seen, joyfulness to be heard and wonder to be felt by anyone who

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Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

November 14, 2014.

In his “Commentary on a Non-Existent Self-Portrait”, Gustav Klimt wrote: “I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women…There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night…Whoever

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Doré’s London

Doré’s London

November 7, 2014.

Gustave Doré’s illustrations of Victorian London are not only singularly beautiful, but revealed to his contemporaries the harsh reality of life in this vibrant city. Although it was not a depiction of London which was received well by British critics, the Frenchman succeeded in creating a timeless vision of the city before him.   Doré’s

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The Moral Alphabet: A is for Admiration

The Moral Alphabet: A is for Admiration

October 18, 2014.

The Moral Alphabet is a whimsical romp from A-Z which has delighted children and adults since its publication in 1899. Written by Hilaire Belloc, the anglo-French writer, Peter Harrington has acquired a copy originally belonging to much-lauded Great War poet Rupert Brooke.   Brooke was an ardent fan of the work of Belloc, and his

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