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About us

We welcome mail order and internet customers. Many of our regular clients are based overseas and we have an excellent history of shipping books abroad speedily and fully insured.

We issue occasional catalogues, printed and online. The Financial Times declared Number 192, The Printer and The Artist, to be "compulsive reading" and our 300th catalogue, of the magnificent Simon Nowell-Smith poetry collection, was much-lauded. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. Our entire stock is available on

Anthony Rota served as President of the ABA, 1971-1972, and of ILAB, 1988-1991. Julian also served as President of the ABA, 2009-2011.

We are happy to carry out valuations for purposes of sale, insurance or probate. We are always keen to buy single books of importance, collections of first editions, scholarly works on history or literature, and entire libraries. We are also interested in original manuscripts, corrected proofs and typescripts, historic and literary autographs, books on architecture and the applied arts, and portraits or drawings of literary interest.