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10 October 2017: Bath Book Fair

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9 October 2017: The Occult and Occultism

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3 October 2017: Alfred Tennyson

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28 September 2017: New in October...

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27 September 2017: Banned Books Week

 

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19 September 2017: Arthur Rackham

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11 September 2017: D H Lawrence

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7 September 2017: The Great Fire of London

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2 September 2017: The History of Magic

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31 August 2017: Recently added to our library...

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9 August 2017: Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

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21 July 2017: Educational Children's Books

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14 July 2017: Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly gargantuan gaffe of the year;...

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11 July 2017: The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde Park. It was titled ‘The...

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31 January 2017: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

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23 January 2017: Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

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16 January 2017: Blue Monday

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2 December 2016: Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss some cosy mysteries and...

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25 November 2016: Science Fiction

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4 November 2016: When is a book not a book?

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23 September 2016: Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting and exciting texts. There is a curious and fascinating detail to the title page of one of our French sets. The same...

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16 September 2016: The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on the practice of theatre. He was a pioneer in the world...

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9 September 2016: The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of which most are familiar. Its earliest reference in literature is in George Eliot's The Mill on The Floss. Here at Rooke...

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26 August 2016: Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD, and is a pretty important function of the book. Even in this supposed impending paperless society, the e-reader developers...

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15 August 2016: The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the addition of many books from...

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18 July 2016: Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of Roald Dahl. A foremost British novelist, short story writer and poet, Dahl’s works have sold...

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24 June 2016: The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but we will give him one anyway,...

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16 June 2016: Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired several lots from the...

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8 June 2016: The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly,...

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Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...