AMONG the great treasures of the British Library are the Thomason Tracts, a remarkable collection of 17th Century Civil War-period printed pamphlets and news-sheets.
ILLUSTRATED IS a tiny scrap of paper worth its weight in rhodium, never mind gold.
SLIPWARE IS not something to be found in the unmentionables department of M&S.
WE RESIDE in Preston Watson country – the Tayside aeronautical pioneer who is sometimes (though erroneously in my view) credited with powered flight ahead of the Wright Brothers.
AN IMPORTANT cache of more than 50 letters written by the Romanov family during the Russian Revolution offered at William George’s in London has just failed to meet its reserve of £70,000.