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    Last updated: 10.August 2017
      Sheppard's Confidential 2017
     Richard Joseph Publishers Ltd

                       Sheppard's Confidential

The current edition, SC 525, published on 18 August is packed with the latest trade news including: Fanny Hill banned again;  BA calls for an end to Amazon's 'deeply unfair' tax advantages; Biblio and Rare Book Hub Partner to expand rare book sales; and rare books and manuscripts lost in Nepal's floods.  Also read dealers' letters about Amazon.
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