Two Hundred Years of Bookselling in London

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

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After his success illustrating Dickens’s ‘The Chimes’ for the Limited Editions Club of New York, in… (Click for more)Come have a browse in our ever-expanding antiquarian travel department. Georg’s new catalogue is du… (Click for more)A large collection of first editions in Reverend Awdry’s Thomas the Tank Engine series is just goin… (Click for more)As a piece of royal propaganda Eikon Basilike is in a league of its own. Forgiveness from beyond th… (Click for more)Did you know that the little Llewelyn Davies boy who gave his name to J.M.  Barrie’s most famous cr… (Click for more)Another peep into our history:- ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ In 1878 Charles… (Click for more)One of the prettiest and most desirable little sets of Shakespeare I’ve seen in a while.

Issued in… (Click for more)A startled, but self-satisfied, look on the face of this stately cameleopard suggests that he’s yet… (Click for more)

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  • So it seems that a good book is a boon to mental health - we could have told you that! #books #amreading #therapyabout 23 hours ago
  • THINGS WE ARE TAKING TO THE BOOK FAIR: Books Nervous staff Regret for our past mistakes Flashcards on normal human… AM May 17th
  • We're breaking an old habit and turning up to the @ABARareBooks fair in Battersea on the 24th-26th. If you see us t… AM May 15th
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  • How to identify a book on angling 1850-1950 at a glance: -Seems apologetic from a distance -Author has double-barr… PM May 12th

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