rare books

Bad Grammaire

Something is very strange about this title page. Amusingly so. Can you see what it is? During printing the second “M” of the second word in the title, “GRAMMAIRE”, must accidentally have been omitted (fairly embarrassing for a work on… Read More ›

Jane Eyre’s Journey in Books

Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre continues to enchant modern readers for various reasons: its intriguing blend of realism and Gothic elements; the tumultuous central romance; its keen critiques of unfair social institutions; and the eponymous narrator’s original voice, which veers between… Read More ›

Trollope’s Palliser Novels

Anthony Trollope’s series of Palliser novels, also known as the “Parliamentary Novels”, is an epic saga which charts the story of the relationship between the wealthy aristocrat and Liberal politician Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, the headstrong and mischievous Lady… Read More ›