A Most Rare Compendium: An 18th-Century Guide to Magical Treasure Hunting?

We do not know who owned the manuscript before 1928, when A Most Rare Compendium was sold to the Wellcome Library by the Viennese antiquarian bookseller V. A. Heck for 1,200 Swiss francs (48 pounds sterling). Heck’s sales announcement describes it as an “exceedingly curious” and “artfully illustrated Höllenzwang manuscript” that “undoubtedly” originated in Austria circa 1760, […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-31 08:48:15 UTC ]
News tagged with: #rare compendium #18th-century guide #wellcome library #exceedingly curious #undoubtedly originated #bookseller

Other Publishing stories related to: 'A Most Rare Compendium: An 18th-Century Guide to Magical Treasure Hunting?'


A Magic Beyond: A Guide To Harry Potter Music

Here's all you need to know about Harry Potter music, including who wrote it, where you can buy it, and where to see it live. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-17 11:34:55 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #harry potter


Edelweiss, Edelweiss? Julie Andrews Loves Reading About 18th-Century Plant Hunters

“I’m fascinated by stories of how the various plant specimens we take for granted today were originally discovered,” says the actor, whose latest book is “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-05 10:00:03 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #latest book #memoir #granted today


New Archer launches with treasure hunt and National Gallery partnership

Pan Macmillan has launched a major marketing campaign for Jeffrey Archer’s new novel, including an online treasure hunt and partnership with the National Gallery. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-06 16:21:32 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #pan macmillan #national gallery #jeffrey archer


Century bags Gary Lineker and Danny Baker football guide

Penguin Random House imprint Century has snapped up Gary Lineker and Danny Baker's football guide, Behind Closed Doors.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #closed doors #danny baker


Dynamo to release magic guide with Blink Publishing

Blink Publishing is to release a fully-illustrated guide to modern magic by magician Dynamo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #blink publishing


Darwin's great-great-grandson opens 'treasure trove' of rare books

Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson has created a “treasure trove” of rare, first edition and antiquarian books from the archives of his emporium store in Somerset. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #antiquarian books #treasure trove #charles darwin #rare books


Century over the moon for guide celebrating women pioneers in space

Century has acquired Women in Space, a book by spaceflight expert Libby Jackson chronicling the lives of 50 inspirational women, including astronauts, scientists, engineers and other pioneers of human space exploration. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Harry Potter's magic: Documentary looks at 20 years since the boy who lived revived magic

In the 20 years since Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone – the first novel in JK Rowling's global publishing phenomenon – was released, the bespectacled boy wizard has achieved many, many revolutionary things. Most importantly, he has transformed children's passion for reading – and... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jk rowling #harry potter


7 Books About Magic Schools for Every Reader

Though Harry Potter might be one of the most easily recognizable books about magic schools, there are many books that go beyond Hogwarts. Find them here. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-02 10:36:55 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #harry potter


Sir David Jason signs Century deal for new autobiography

Century has snapped up a third volume of autobiography by Sir David Jason, called A Del of a Life: Lessons I’ve Learned. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 20:49:31 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ve learned


Unique Magical Cities You Might Want To Visit

Taking a look at some of the most magical cities in science fiction and fantasy books for your next trip across the page. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-26 10:42:56 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #science fiction #fantasy books #magical cities


Penguin Business is to publish 'hilarious' and 'relatable' guide to working

Penguin Business will publish Cate Sevilla's guide to working titled How to Work Without Losing Your Mind.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-22 19:49:13 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #penguin business


A Look Inside the 21st-Century Comics Shop

Comics retailers are embracing new titles, welcoming new readers, and shifting to a curatorial approach to stocking. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #comics retailers


In 16 centuries of Islamic history, gilded kingdoms and faded glories

Justin Marozzi explores a misunderstood civilization through the stories of 15 cities. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-19 23:49:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


How America’s Oldest Bookstore Has Survived Across the Centuries

The tale of the Moravian Book Shop isn’t straight-forward. Founded in 1745, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it’s said to be the oldest continuously-running bookstore in America, yet it’s largely under the radar. It’s not a grande dame to whom homage must be paid; it’s never been the epicenter for... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-16 08:49:30 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookstore #grande dame #oldest bookstore


10 SUCH A FUN AGE Book Club Questions And Reading Guide

Read Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid and want to share with your book club? Use these Such A Fun Age book club questions to get the conversation going. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-13 10:41:42 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book club #kiley reid #fun age #reading guide


Yellow Kite to publish King's professor's guide to ageing well

Yellow Kite has acquired a book on "the art of healthy ageing", The Lazarus Strategy: How to Age Well and Wisely, by 84-year-old Dr Norman Lazarus.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 23:22:32 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #yellow kite


Heartwood takes on Marco Polo travel guides

Heartwood Publishing is taking over exclusive licensing and distribution rights in the English speaking world for MairDumont’s Marco Polo travel guides. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-09 15:50:41 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Century pre-empts high-concept love story 'for "Fleabag" generation'

Century has pre-empted a high-concept love story "for the 'Fleabag' generation" by debut author Emma Hughes in a two-book deal.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-03 06:09:58 UTC ]
More news stories like this |