A photo taken at May’s ‘Bibliomania’ in Paris, showing Agnès Bidard, centre, a bookseller specialising in music scores together with husband, Marc Salvaggio, left, and Jean Pierre Béal, right, organiser of an annual music festival in southwest France.

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As you would imagine from the fair’s name, books, photographs, prints, engravings, manuscripts, caricatures and cartoons, magazines, ephemera, maps and posters are all on sale.

The theme of this October’s fair, which is held over five days, from October 18-22, is Slapstick, so expect plenty of caricatures, comics and satirical verse for sale.