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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.

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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

BEER, Wilhelm and Johann Heinrich MÄDLER …

BEER, Wilhelm and Johann Heinrich MÄDLER. Mappa Selenographica.

Berlin: S. Schropp and Comp. 1834.


103 x 103cm, four linen-backed quadrants mounted in twelve folding panels in custom-made blue cloth boards; lithograph map at a scale of 38 inches to the lunar diameter; reinforced splits in …

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ANON. Messageries Maritimes, Steps in the right …

ANON. Messageries Maritimes, Steps in the right Direction.

Original lithograph in colours, as published by Hill, Siffken & Co., Grafton Works, printed in London, c.1935. 1010 x 630 mm.

The Messageries maritimes was a French merchant shipping company. In 1977 it merged with Compagnie générale transatlantique to form the Compagnie générale maritime.


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LEONARDO DA VINCI. The Codex Atlanticus of …

LEONARDO DA VINCI. The Codex Atlanticus of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Firenze, C.E. Giunti-Barbera; New York and London, Johnson Reprint Corporation, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1973-1975.


Large folio (610 x 446 mm) Twelve volumes bound in full brown leather, gilt-lettered spines; a total of 2136 colour facsimile plates, reproducing the original drawings to the recto, and …

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'a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power'

BIBLE, ENGLISH, KING JAMES ('GREAT SHE BIBLE'). The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised by his Maiesties Speciall Comandement.

London: Robert Barker, 1613-1611.


Folio (390 x 260mm). Contemporary full English calf, boards panelled in blind with rolls with foliate corner-pieces, roll-tooled borders in blind, skilfully rebacked with compartments of …

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GOULD, John. The Birds of Great Britain

GOULD, John. The Birds of Great Britain

Published by the author. 1862-73.


Imperial folio. 25 parts in 5 volumes. Bound by George Gregory of Bath in half green morocco, spines with gilt raised bands, lettering and elaborate tooling, in a custom-made (c. 1990 …

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