Saturday, November 24, 2012

Anthony Reid's Lake Dawn



In every field of collecting there are some uber-collectors whose collections and/or passion for their collections becomes legendary. The late Anthony Reid for much of the Twentieth Century, was probably one of those in the field of gay book collecting. His home near Ringwood in the New Forest was called Lake Dawn and, as my informant on this matter points out, probably because of that impossibly romantic sounding name, many might have assumed it was a mansion. In fact, it was the somewhat less imposing bungalow above. It turns out that Lake Dawn is to be sold and replaced, according to the particulars on a Hampshire Estate Agent's website, with a the modernist wonderland pictured below... (hat-tip: pjpost)

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