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Bibliophiles in St James: A walk about obsessive book collectors
Sun 28 May 2017, 10:30 – 12:00 BST
Obsessive book collectors, eccentric scholars, resourceful publishers and extravagant monarchs. This is a special walk for book lovers through one of London's most fashionable areas, St James's, telling its story and introducing some of the remarkable bibliophiles and literary figures who walked the elegant streets. Come and see where Samuel Pepys set his wig alight, the house which inspired the word 'bibliomania', the premises of the first sexologist and the only London square designed by a poet.
Guide: Anthony Davis of Booksteps is a book collector and author, educated at Oxford and London universities. He is a Fellow and Trustee of the Society of Antiquaries and a Council Member of the Bibliographical Society, as well as a qualified City of Westminster tour guide who leads tours in London for People Who Love Books.
Free but ticketed. Meeting point confirmed to attendees.
A Rare Books London Event
ATG is proud to be the media partner of the inaugural Rare Books London 2017 (24 May - 11 June) and is publishing the 2017 Books, Prints and Maps supplement. This dedicated supplement is written by industry specialists and will celebrate the rich history of book dealing and the great expertise that resides in the dealing and auctioneering community, seeking to connect the reader with leading members of the book trade. Subscribers to RBL events will receive a free digital copy of the Supplement on publication.