This catalogue is designed to give a taste of what we have on the shelves, stands and walls in the rare book room. We hope you enjoy the eclectic selection, which we think includes something for most tastes and budgets. All books are offered in £ sterling and subject unsold. Please click the button below to download a PDF version:
"Featuring pictograms representing 1960s London life."
The Daily Telegraph Picture Map of London
"Nadine Gordimer, Francoise Sagan, Thornton Wilder, Truman Capote, William Styron, Lawrence Durrell, Aldous Huxley, Robert Frost, Malcolm Lowry, Henry Miller, amongst others"
A run of Paris Review 1956-1972
First edition, signed by 33 Jazz Greats
Signatories include: Count Basie, Milt Buckner, Harry Carney, Thelma Carpenter, Cozy Cole, Buddy Defranco, Billy Eckstine, Roy Eldridge, Mercer Ellington, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hackett, Woody Herman
Original cloth with price-clipped dust wrapper, preserved in custom-made fall-down back box
First Edition of this delightful Art Deco compendium of sea travel, illustrated in colour throughout by the author, Gilbert Rumbold
Original quarter black cloth over decorated yellow boards, with the original glassine wrapper. An attractive copy
Rumbold was best known for his illustrations to the Savoy Cocktail book; appropriately this volume includes four 'Cruising cocktails', specially created by Harry Craddock
DRAKE, Francis and Katherine. Big Flight. Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1934. First edition, with Earhart’s ownership signature and printed bookplate. Earhart herself features as a character in the book, on page 269.
"Hardboiled in spots, racy in dialogue, speedy all the way..."
Dust jacket blurb, Big Flight
Minutes of the proceedings against Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, estranged queen of King George IV, in the House of Lords 1820. Two 'grangerized' folio volumes, with numerous cuttings from contemporary newspapers and reports tipped in, compiled by Robert Fleming Crooks.
The public verdict was in Caroline's favour as a wronged woman unjustly persecuted by a husband no better than she was.
A unique and assiduously-compiled primary source for this remarkable event in British history.