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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


[SHACKLETON, Ernest H., L.C. BERNACCHI & Apsley CHERRY-GARRARD]. The South Polar Times.

London, Smith, Elder and Son, [1907-1914].


4to, three volumes. Original blue cloth, gilt, colour illustrations to upper covers, all edges gilt, numerous illustrations and maps; inner hinges expertly re-inforced, one corner with light …

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SCLATER, Philip Lutley and Oldfield THOMAS. The …

SCLATER, Philip Lutley and Oldfield THOMAS. The Book of Antelopes.

R.H. Porter. 1894-1900.


4to. 4 vols. Original green cloth, gilt vignette of antelope to uppers, gilt rules to boards, spines with gilt rules and lettering; pp. xxxv + 220, v + 194, v + 245, v + 242, 100 hand …

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ORWELL, George. Homage to Catalonia.

Secker and Warburg, London, 1938.


8vo., original cloth with supplied dust wrapper. Boards of book somewhat soiled and rubbed with a light scrape along spine, some nicks to cloth at extremities of spine, wrapper with some …

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REDOUTE, Henri-Joseph (1766-1852). Palmier Doum …

REDOUTE, Henri-Joseph (1766-1852). Palmier Doum - Details de la feuille et de la grappe.

Stipple-engraving of the fruit and leaf of the Egyptian doum palm from the Description de l'Egypte, publisher's blindstamp in upper right corner, published by C.L.F Panckoucke, Paris, 1821-30.


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BETJEMAN, John. "Dumbleton" and …

BETJEMAN, John. "Dumbleton" and "Not so far from Evesham". Manuscript copies in Penelope Betjeman's hand.

September 1978.


In an autograph letter (also included) signed to Bevis Hillier, dated 16 September 1978, Penelope Betjeman relates how John Betjeman had dictated these two fragments of poems to her …

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