Category Archives: Writing/Books

Pieter van den Keere engraver

It is not often I come across pieces which are extremely old but this past week I did. They are a set of six small maps of Scotland with their written description on the back. Nowadays they are known as … Continue reading

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Portraits of Eminent PaintersTel: email:

Every once in a while, I come across a book that I think is special. Today , we look at a book published in 1739. Although the book is not in great shape. It is intact. It contains the an … Continue reading

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Tabular Estimate of some leading members of the House of Commons

Quite a while back, I bought a number of pieces as a job lot. I was not actually sure what I might find when I had the time to look thoroughly at the individual pieces. This chapter is about one … Continue reading

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John Clare poet

One might consider a chapter on a poet to be out of place in a blog about collecting art I have a previous chapter on Robert Bloomfield (rural bard). So when I came across a hand written edition of ‘The … Continue reading

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John Rippon, Hymnologist

#JohnRippon (1751-1836) was born in Tiverton, in Devon, educated in Bristol at the Baptist College, and became pastor of the Baptist Church in Carter Lane, Tooley Street in London (later removed to New Park Street)  at the age of 22. … Continue reading

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Robert Bloomfield – The Rural Bard and Peasant Poet

Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I am an eclectic collector but even the items I acquired a while back will stretch your concept of art.  I was convinced to buy these pieces because they … Continue reading

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