Two Hundred Years of Bookselling in London

The longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world (York 1761)

ABA ILAB-LILA 2-5 Sackville Street | Piccadilly | London | W1S 3DP

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‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’, which was Frances Hodgson Burnett’s first novel, originally appeared in s… (Click for more)Frank Cheyne Papé (1878-1972) is one of the great illustrators of the Golden Age, but not one of th… (Click for more)Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book, published in 1916, actually began life as a Russian story book.

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Suppose we women should dispe… (Click for more)If there were a best in show award for the most impressively turned-out antiquarian scrapbook this … (Click for more)Twentieth-century classic firsts including John Wyndham’s sci-fi novel ‘The Day of the Triffids’ (1… (Click for more)"I persisted because I was dry and had no better ideas… my considered opinion was that I had writte… (Click for more)Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson, was Poet Laureate when he penned the series of narrative poems in blank… (Click for more)

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