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Graham York Rare Books
225 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LB, UK.
Tel: 01404 41727 or 07831 138 011
Established in 1982, I have over 20,000 books in stock, including large collections on Spain, Gypsies, Travel, Local History, Literature, Theatre, Music, Art, Architecture, Cookery and a particular leaning for the works of George Borrow.
Currently cataloguing a huge collection relating to the Spanish Civil War. Let me know if you'd like details, and please take the time to opt in to our mailing list as per the new legal requirements for database protection, if you have not already done so.
Our latest catalogue, Catalogue 110, Recent purchases, contains a rare seventeenth century German almanac, signed Spanish Civil War material, fore edge paintings, Kelmscott Press Shephearde's Calender, Spanish travel, Spenser's Faerie Queene, a Manuscript account book, Kingdon Ward's Land of the Blue Poppy, an eighteenth century Mexican broadside, an eighteenth century cookery book printed in Dublin, fine bindings, natural history, literature etc.
Honiton Charter Day on July 21st 2018 celebrated the 761st anniversary of the Royal Charter granting the rights for a regular market in Honiton.
For Honiton's Hot Pennies Day we will be displaying a painting of the Hot Pennies Day at Honiton Fair from 1981 which was rescued from refurbishment at the White Lion. Painted by Andrew Stacey and David Johnson, this features hot pennies, the horse fair, Gypsies, prize-fighting, the Mayor, the Town Crier and various other unidentified but known faces. Come and help identify them.
D. Agustin Duran. (Compiler and Editor).
ROMANCERO DE ROMANCES. CABALLERESCOS E HISTORICOS. ANTERIORES AL SIGLO XVIII, QUE CONTIENE LOS DE AMOR, LOS DE LA TABLA REDONDA, LOS DE CARLO MAGNO Y LOS DOCE PARES, LOS DE BERNARDO DEL CARPIO, DEL CID CAMPEADOR, DE LOS INFANTES DE LARA, &C. PARTE II.
1832, Madrid, Imprenta de Don Eusebio Aguado, Parte II only, pp247 + over 50 pages of manuscript notes by Richard Ford, half calf over marbled boards.
Richard Ford (1796-1858), Hispanophile, traveller, critic, art connoisseur, author of The Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain, wrote extensively for the Quarterly Review, the Westminster Review and the Edinburgh Review. A note in ink in Ford's hand on the endpaper reads, "There are a few MS notes & material, at the end, which were jotted down while I was preparing to review Lockhart's Sp Ballads in the Edinburgh & Westminster. R.F." Many pearls of wisdom from Ford's pen including "To judge fairly of translation it is necessary to have the original near us. The great difficulty is to perceive fidelity in the copy, with the freedom & unconstrained flow of the original". "Men are born poets, they are taught to be mathematicians. The earliest poets are the best, they have expression".
Hinges weak but holding, spine and boards slightly faded, contents good.
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Interesting trip back from Belgium in December - here's the road out of Brugge.
The shop is normally open for business from Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am until 5.00pm.
Click on the travel blog link above to read about our recent road trip to Budapest, or Maastricht and Edinburgh.
COMITATUS SOMERSETTENSIS. SOMEREST-SHIRE.
THE COUNTIE PALATINE OF CHESTER.
1638-1644, Amsterdam, Dutch text on verso, 550mm x 420mm, hand-coloured, cleaned and pressed, making very attractive maps. GBP 500.00 each.
Johannes Janssonius Jr., (1588-1664), was the son of the bookseller and publisher, Johannes Janssonius of Arhem.
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