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Thumbing Through The Bible: Restoration in Miniature
By Tim / 01/04/2020

Our latest challenge for our lovely bookbinder Alison Heath was a 300 year old ‘Thumb Bible’, a mere 3.5 cm tall.

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Joining The Dots
By Tim / 01/04/2020

From our How To Read Maps series: mapping unexplored coastlines.

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Hark! The Herald Map Dealer Sings…
By Tim / 01/04/2020

A closer look at ‘Hark, Hark! The Dogs do Bark!’, one of the better known satirical maps published shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914.

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Rain Stops Play: A Brief Visit to West Norwood Cemetery
By Tim / 01/04/2020

Finding Charles Pearson at West Norwood Cemetery, which is especially rich in dead members of the map trade.

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The Contemporary Tree Sheep Reviews – Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps by Mary S Morgan, Iain Sinclair et al, published by Thames & Hudson, 2019
By Tim / 01/04/2020

Pioneering large-scale statistical maps might sound dry as dust, but as Iain Sinclair writes in his foreword to this volume, they have a ‘morbid beauty’. Sinclair is an inspired choice to lead us in to Charles Booth’s London.

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Piccadilly Tim: Exploring Hidden London
By Tim / 31/01/2020

Everyone’s a sucker for ‘lost’ or ‘abandoned’ tunnels, and we at Bryars & Bryars are no exception.

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The Contemporary Tree Sheep Reviews – Tube Map Travels: Imitations, adaptations, and explorations worldwide by Maxwell J Roberts, published by Capital Transport, 2019
By Tim / 31/01/2020

‘Tube Map Travels’ is about the unofficial maps of the London Underground, the ones which were not produced by TfL or any of its predecessors and which, in fact, TfL might like to suppress if it were possible.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Lakes
By Tim / 12/01/2020

From our How To Read Maps series: how do you map something that might not be real?

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British Map Engravers: The Boys Are Back In Town
By Tim / 27/11/2019

We must let you know about a fantastic recent development in our collective knowledge of maps.

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Filling In The Blanks
By Tim / 27/11/2019

From our How To Read Maps series: why do mapmakers leave blank spaces?

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