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Prudence and the Crow - a bespoke monthly vintage book subscription box service in London, UK. We ship to UK, EU, SWI, Norway, USA, Canada, Japan.

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Newspaper clippings found in one of this month's #patcbox books - any of our many Scottish subscribers know any more about when these pieces from the Scottish Express might be from?! The book is from 1960... We always put #thingswefindinbooks back in for our subscribers to rediscover - definitely part of the book's history XD
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Soothe your Monday morning with a plethora of shiny green classical library #bookspines 💚
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We have a joyous amount of classical scholars subscribed; my favourite thing is that it's about 50/50 as to whether they'd like more classical reads and studies, or the complete opposite - engaging, distracting children's books and fantasy. Either way; it's always a pleasure to do our best! .
I love these editions, I really do, and am quite tempted to start a collection myself... Regardless; it's lovely to browse this collection! Here's to as cheerful a week as can be 💚📚💚~P
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#socksunday evening on the kind of day that's irritating because it's October, it looks like it's chilly, but actually it's 22°C and muggy as anything. A gorgeous read for any time though - I know I come back to Arthur C. Clarke a lot, but I think that's because he's such a competent, confident writer, it makes even the most exciting or weighty tale relaxing, as the book is simply doing its own thing, and not trying to convince the reader it's good.  This is a pretty drastic novel, which gets to the heart of space ethics. First published in 1953 (this ed. 1954), it looks ahead to the distant future of 1978, and imagines man's reach into space and the effects it would have on the very nature of humanity.
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We're well into boxing and despatch at PatC HQ, excited by the return of Riverdale and currently reading up on the Romantics of an evening. Recommended, if you have the patience and heart for it! And now to settle down with some tea and toast and space! ~P
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PSA - the despatch email for the October #patcbox went out yesterday - if you're expecting an October box, do read it (it will tell you, if in the UK, when to expect your box by), and if you are expecting an October box and haven't received the email, a) check spam, b) check you signed up before 1st Oct, c) drop us a line through our Contact Us page at www.prudenceandthecrow.com so we can check your details!
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Phew! :D We are having such fun putting these boxes together this month - we do hope you enjoy!
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Another #saturdayshelfie of #giltspines - I am twitching to sort this shelf out, but alas, it isn't mine! It's at a hotel we stayed at last week. I do really like this idea though. I don't know; I'm torn about dust jackets. I both love them as a creative part of the book, and my perfectionist streak tells me they belong right where they were put, and at the same time also become easily frustrated by their being there, especially if they're slippery. What do you do with your books' dust jackets?! If anything at all?
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Finally, if you'd like to join us for November, #linkinbio and we'd love to have you on board! A busy day of work ahead for us; we hope you'll enjoy your day as much as we do ours! ~P
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Bedtime reading... #keates #poetry #poetrybooks #bookstagram #bookish #bedtimereading #patcbox #prudenceandthecrow #romantics
From the #patclibrary today, this tiny little 1904 pocket edition of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, one of the Bard's more epic and entangled tragedies. The 1906 owner kindly popped his name inside so I can wonder about the nature of a man who lived 111 years ago; always a favourite pastime.
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The edition, as with so many of its time, does not skimp on bonus content, ripe with illustration and introduction and beautifully typeset. It's a lovely thing, reassuring as any antique to hold, and, better still, to read. .
In #patcbox news, we're still a couple of days from the start of despatch, but if you need to make any address changes for your box this month do definitely use the Contact Us page at www.prudenceandthecrow.com right now! And if you'd like to hop on board for a November box, that's the address you can sign up at as well :) We've been hugely enjoying getting things together for this month, and do hope you'll all enjoy! .
It's super grey and mild here on the edge of London today; a good day for a good read. Wishing you this! ~P
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New in the Prudence and the Crow shop - The Witches of Salem: A Documentary Narrative. Edited by Roger Thompson. Lino-cuts by Clare Melinsky.

Folio Society 1982 edition. Hardback with red slipcase.

This curious book documents the late 17th century witchcraft trials in Massachusetts, United States. Illustrated throughout with atmospheric lino-cuts.

Perfect for Halloween! £10 including postage. Link in bio.

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#socksunday and not a moment too late! This beautiful old copy of Alice in Wonderland has had a marvellous life, and you could be its next chapter - it's for sale in our #patcshop at www.prudenceandthecrow.com - I promise I didn't get any Battenburg on it! .
Crow and I have had a wonderful few days of Anniversary adventures on the Isle of Wight, and we're back and ready for the joy of the October boxing week! .
Wishing you tasty teatime and fine cakes, with the best-loved books 💓~P
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A fine use of unjacketed #bookspines - metallic fonts beneath especially good in this situation. Also, this is the same edition of Shakespeare's collected works as my mum's, which I haven't seen in a while.
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An excellent candlestick. What a cosy little reader... .
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Victorian naturalist's library #bookspines #wednesdaywithhistoricbooks #bookstagram
Just to say, we are closed for October boxes now, and all boxes bought from now on will be November ones 📚📚📚
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Magnificently spooky vintage book! Crikey; what an owl. Also just saw Stephen Fry is doing a retelling of Greek myths and legends shortly, about which we are most excited. ❤️❤️❤️~P
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