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24.07.14. On July 31st Thomson, Roddick & Medcalf will hold an extensive sale of antiquarian & collectable books covering a wide range of subjects including Scottish & Borders books (some from the estate of the late I.G. Anderson, retired bookseller of Dumfries). Also Cumbrian interest, travel, field sports & the countryside, history, military, antiquarian books (including well bound Walter Scott 1st editions), children's & illustrated books, printed ephemera & documents.  Add a comment

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While bargains are to be had at auction, for the uninitiated, I think it's worth quoting from John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors. "The novice collector does well to recognise that in a bookshop there is a strong bond of common interest across the counter, but that in the sale-room every man's hand is against him. If he is a man of spirit, he may relish the encounter; hoping to beat the professionals at their own game and be prepared to take a few knocks in the process. Yet if he is also a man of sense, he will only do so after careful reconnaissance, and then with his eyes wide open".

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