Henry Sotheran Limited

Fine Books and Prints

Welcome to Sotheran's


OXFAM. OxCrimes.

Profile Books. A Project for Oxfam. 2014.


8vo., original publisher's binding in slipcase.First edition of this anthology of crime short stories, signed limited edition of 150 copies of which 100 are available for sale. 

OxCrimes is introduced by Ian Rankin. The stellar cast of contributors includes Ian Rankin, John Harvey, Maxim Jakubowski, John Connolly, Christopher Fowler, Simon Lewis, James Sallis, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Anne Zouroudi, Phil Rickman, Mark Billingham, Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Val McDermid, Peter James, Adrian McKinty, Denise Mina, Louise Welsh, Martyn Waites, George Pelecanos, Neil Gaiman, Stella Duffy, Peter Robinson, Fred Varga, Stuart Neville, Ann Cleeves, and Walter Mosley.

Following the success of OxTales and OxTravels, this collection of crime writing is the latest Oxfam fundraiser, introduced by Britain's greatest crime writer, Ian Rankin, and featuring a compelling cast of suspects.

Download the full brochure.

Buy now from the website.


Copies of the signed editions of both OxTales (£495) and OxTravels (£250) are also available. Contact Andrew McGeachin to purchase.


A Selection of our Most Interesting Items

SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Astrarchia …

SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Astrarchia Stephaniae, Finsch.

Original lithograph by William Hart with later hand colour, as published by Mintern Bros, in Sharpe's 'A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhinchidae or Bower Birds' 1891-98. 560 x 390 mm.


Details enquire 
ASHBEE, C.R. The Masque of the Edwards of England …

C.R. Ashbee's own copy, one of 20 copies on vellum

ASHBEE, C.R. The Masque of the Edwards of England: Being a Coronation Pageant to Celebrate the Crowning of the King.

Essex House Press. 1902.


Oblong Folio, original cloth lettered in black on upper board, printed on vellum in Endeavour type in red and black. Illustrated with 18 drawings by Edith Harwood, these handcoloured and …

Details enquire 
DIDEROT, Denis. Antiquités (Antiquities)


DIDEROT, Denis. Antiquités (Antiquities)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 1 Paris (1762)


Folio, 253 x 393mm. 21 pages of descriptive text & 40 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.The 11 …

Details enquire 
ADAM, Robert. Ruins of the palace of the Emperor …

ADAM, Robert. Ruins of the palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia.

[London], for the author, 1764


Large folio. Bound in near-contemporary full calf, gilt-panelled, rebacked preserving the original gilt-tooled spine, gilt-stamped arms to the centre of the upper and lower boards; title …

Details enquire 
BIBLE, English. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old …

Bound by the 'Durham Insect Roll Binder' - or not?

BIBLE, English. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.

Cambridge: John Baskerville, 1763.


Folio (495 x 435mm).; bound by the Durham Insect Roll Binder in full contemporary morocco, boards with eleborate gilt borders, including the signatory insect roll within which is a border …

Details enquire