Two Hundred Years of Bookselling in London

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

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Monday to Friday: from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm  |  Saturday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm


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Children’s book illustration in England which, in the first half of the nineteenth century, tended … (Click for more)In April 1878 Isabella Bird was advised  to travel, for health reasons. Japan became her target. Th… (Click for more)This account of Prince Scipione Borghese’s journey across two continents in a motor car by the Ital… (Click for more)It’s been a while since we last had this book in stock; seeing it brings back memories. 
In the lat… (Click for more)We’re bang in the middle of Piccadilly, pop in and say hello some time.

We have books; and books; … (Click for more)After a long period of isolation Japan opened its borders to foreign imports in the 1850s and this … (Click for more)James Johnston compiled this book of photographic illustrations and a colour-printed map of the Car… (Click for more)One of the freshest, most joyful, and graphically successful picture books of the pre-war period wa… (Click for more)

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