Exhibition runs 31st Oct - 7th Nov
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
A collection of interesting matters, relating to remarkable personages, ancient buildings, manners and customs, &c., beginning from the year 50. Also, particulars of various churches; origin of the reculvers; parochial matters relative to St. Peter's, with observations on agriculture (the result of forty years' experience); and the prices of corn, cattle, and labour, for many hundred years. Collected from manuscripts of the author's ancestors, together with those of his own, during the last fifty years. Interspersed with tours to Cambridge, Norfolk, Hampshire, Berkshire, Devonshire, and France.
This is the link to they
A few further thoughts, what Facebook did to the picture of the tower was an education to me.
Buy it now button wise here is the link for Mockett's Journal
John Mockett (1775~1848) was a farmer in the Isle of Thanet at the beginning of the 1800s. He was a churchwarden to St. Peters Broadstairs in the Isle of Thanet at a time when local government was administered by the parish so he had considerable responsibility for the care of the population and the environment. This publication is the result of a journal kept by him and members of his family. It is filled with amusing information about our history the following are some examples. When coaches first appeared in England a law was passed to prevent men from riding in them as it was thought too effeminate. When the peace was celebrated at St. Peters in 1814, 436 poor persons and stewards were seated at a table 132 feet long, with about 8 inches of table each it must have been a bit cramped, admission was by ticket all had to bring their own knives and forks.
I would say it is a book for the smallest room in the house, something to dip into on occasions rather than a cover to cover read.
Monday, 29 October 2018
Of all the questions in the bookshop, this is the second time too. "Hello Michael, I've been told you buy meat." and "Do you want to buy some meat." What can you say? Do people buy and sell meat door to door? Is it dodgy?
One aspect of having a predominantly secondhand bookshop is that, unlike most other shops, we not only sell things but buy them too. This is almost entirely books, however I do buy old local pictures particularly of Ramsgate too and thinking about this we buy maps too.
I am half expecting someone to open a coat full of watches, actually I don't suppose people use watches anymore, apart from someone without a smartphone and they must be getting a bit thin on the ground.
Essentially the message is always that I want to buy good quality books. The question, what are good quality books? Is a little difficult to answer, but something along the lines of the books owned by people who frequent good quality bookshops.
I suppose keeping an eye on our bookshop blog where we put photos of the books we price on any given day may help.
here is the link to today's
On the personal front my alma mater is giving me a bit of trouble at the moment, this means I don't have much time for coherent writing on other matters, there is a plus side to this which is that I think while a lot of people look at the pictures I put up here I don't think many read the writing.
Finally if you do have books you want to sell to me, the easy one is to send me photos of the spines of the books
Sunday, 28 October 2018
Link to pictures of the books
Next links to pages of pictures of Northdown Road in 2009