No. 1, 1947
The Book Collector is a quarterly journal, in print and online, offering 192 pages per issue of wit, pleasure and knowledge on all aspects of the book through all ages. We have anything up to ten articles every time, book reviews, obituaries, prices at book auctions and a section on world-wide book chat. We’ve produced special issues on Ian Fleming (our founder), Polar Exploration and Women among Books. Our next ‘special’, on the 18th century, will be a real cracker; that’s for autumn 2020. Our online archive, which goes back to 1947, is a resource for both students and academics that’s second to none.
Our latest issue included the first of three articles on the financial value of the Watergate tapes and President Nixon’s archive; the traducing of Oscar Wilde on his 1882 tour of the US; Fanny Hill in Italy; the last of four articles on the alchemical literature of Britain; ‘Rescuing Horace Walpole’, a review; the collection of J.R. Abbey; the writings of Laurie Lee; Carl Williams on ‘Some Cannabis Ephemera of the Twentieth Century’ and an account of the library at the National Trust house, Dorneywood.