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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

OTTAVIANI, Giovanni [after Raphael]. Pillaster …

OTTAVIANI, Giovanni [after Raphael]. Pillaster no.I.

An original engraving from the first edition of "Delle Logge di Raffaelle nel Vaticano" by Giovanni Volpato after Raphael's famous decorations in the Vatican, Rome. Published between 1772-1777. 1030 x 385 mm.


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AYER, A.J. Printed books and manuscripts from …

AYER, A.J. Printed books and manuscripts from the collection of his bibliographer Guida Crowley.

Various 1936-2011.


48 items, including inscribed first editions by A.J. Ayer, Guida Crowley's bibliography of Ayer, other books on Ayer, letters between Ayer, Crowley and other friends, and manuscript …

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GRAY, John Edward. Illustrations of Indian …

after drawings by native artists

GRAY, John Edward. Illustrations of Indian Zoology; chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke.

London, Treuttel, Wurz, Treuttel Jun. and Richter, and Parbury, Allen and Co.,1830-1834 [-1835].


Large folio (472 x 330 mm), two volumes. Contemporary diced Russia, rebacked in the latter half of the 19th century, flat spines richly ornamented in gilt and with contrasting morocco …

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DIDEROT, Denis. Marine (Navy)

Diderot on the Navy

DIDEROT, Denis. Marine (Navy)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 7 Paris (1769)


Folio, 253 x 393mm. 25 pages of descriptive text & 37 loose plates with their accompanying 6 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting …

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HERBERT, James. The Complete Novels.

HERBERT, James. The Complete Novels.

[Various Publishers.]. 1974 - 2012.


8vo., 23 volumes, original cloth with dust wrappers. A near-fine set.First editions all signed or inscribed by James Herbert.The Rats (1974) Inscribed to David John Tate "To Dave, This …

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