Blasts from the past

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Well, that’s one way of looking at it. I’ve been lucky enough to be on the peripheries of the antiquarian book world for over a decade now and never cease to be amazed by the treasures unearthed by Maggs Bros. In putting together their latest catalogue, I’ve been able to drool over some incredible images – from as far back as 1455. Can’t imagine much of what’s made today will still be hanging around in 2581!

The beguiling cover image (there was no debate over his suitability) is one of the earliest lifesize depictions of a fish (1553). Isn’t he handsome? And look at these piggies and the little devil in the detail…

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