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Beloved by bibliophiles for nearly seventy years, The Book Collector is a quarterly journal and digital archive filled with erudite articles, beautiful illustrations, reviews, news, auction results and more.
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Beloved by bibliophiles for nearly seventy years, The Book Collector is a quarterly journal and digital archive filled with erudite articles, beautiful illustrations, reviews, news, auction results and more.
Subscribe at www.thebookcollector.co.uk

    Ian Fleming - The Notes (John Hayward) by John Pearson

    Ian Fleming - The Notes (John Hayward) by John Pearson

    'Ian Fleming – The Notes' is a collection of notes by John Pearson, taken during his research for his 1966 biography of Ian Fleming, 'The Life of Ian Fleming'.

    Pearson had been Ian Fleming’s assistant at 'The Sunday Times' and later became the third official author of the 'James Bond' series, and wrote 'James Bond: The Authorised Biography of 007' in 1973.

    This podcast is taken from a chapter of 'The Notes' regarding John Hayward. Hayward was Ian’s editor at The Book Collector and the two men didn’t always see eye-to-eye. Their strained relationship is captured perfectly through Pearson’s insightful notes taken during an interview with Hayward in 1965.

    We are thankful to Queen Anne Press for giving us permission to make this Podcast.

    It is read by James Fleming.

    http://www.queenannepress.co.uk/

    • 19 min
    Obituary of William Dailey, by Victoria Dailey

    Obituary of William Dailey, by Victoria Dailey

    This obituary for William (Bill) Dailey was written for our Spring 2018 issue.

    Bill was a bookseller and long-time ABAA member(W&V Dailey, later Dailey Rare Books), and his sudden death in December 2017 was a great loss, and cause of great sadness to many.

    In a tribute written for the ABAA, John Windle said "Bill had an eye for the unusual, the strange, the weird even, in books, art, and people. He wasn’t much of a shopkeeper but he filled their bookshop... with some of the most-interesting books and artwork I’ve ever seen."

    This obituary is written and read by Victoria Dailey, Bill's former wife and business partner.

    • 16 min
    Percy Muir & John Carter, by Nicolas Barker

    Percy Muir & John Carter, by Nicolas Barker

    Percy Muir and John Carter were both hugely influential to The Book Collector, and the post-war book world in general.

    "If the book trade was the vehicle by which they left their mark, it was a mark that extended far beyond the trade, influencing collectors and libraries and through them a world that stretched beyond the boundaries of academic life to those who never knew or have even heard of them."

    This article was written as a tribute to them by Nicolas Barker for our Winter 2004 issue, 25 years after the death of Percy Muir, and approaching the centenary of the birth of John Carter.

    The Book Collector Archive holds many of their most important works: www.thebookcollector.co.uk/archive

    • 22 min
    'The Lamb House Library of Henry James' by H. Montgomery Hyde

    'The Lamb House Library of Henry James' by H. Montgomery Hyde

    Written by H. Montgomery Hyde for The Book Collector’s Winter 1967 issue, this article details the Lamb House library of Henry James, Hyde's distant cousin.

    Hyde was an author, biographer, book collector barrister and politician, serving as Ulster Unionist MP for Belfast North. He was considered the most vocal of any MP on homosexual law reform in the 1950s and ultimately lost his seat as a result of his outspoken campaigning in favour of the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

    • 10 min
    Obituary of Eric Korn, by Ian Jackson

    Obituary of Eric Korn, by Ian Jackson

    "Nice chap. Shame about the books."

    This obituary for the 'hypnotic, manic and unrelenting' Eric Korn appeared in our Winter 2014 issue. Written by Ian Jackson, it is a witty and heartfelt gem of a tribute to this unique character from the world of book collecting.

    It is read by John Windle.

    • 26 min
    Josiah Kirby Lilly, by David A. Randall - Part 2

    Josiah Kirby Lilly, by David A. Randall - Part 2

    This is part two of the Josiah Kirby Lilly article by David Randall, from our Autumn 1957 issue. It is read by James Fleming.

    • 16 min

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