All posts by: Amalia Kakissis

Floating colours

George Finlay’s collection of books spans from the 1790s to 1870s, a period when marbled paper flourished and when many new techniques were introduced by marbling firms keen to outdo […]

O! Sycophant!

Who are we talking to when we write in our books? George Finlay’s books are stuffed with letters from friends and endearingly tart marginalia. For the last few weeks I’ve […]

Third-hand clothes

Over the past few months, I have been working on the re-cataloguing and digitisation of the papers of the British Philhellene and historian, George Finlay, and his friend, Captain Frank […]

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