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Paris Book Fair 14-16th June

I am thrilled to be exhibiting at Le Salon du Livre Rare at Le Carreau du Temple this weekend, alongside Thomas Heneage at stand D8. All the fair details can be found here.

I will be showing illustrated and private press books, artists’ books, bookbindings and prints from France, Germany and Great Britain.

My list can be seen here or if you click on the image below (one of a series of images for each month on letter paper by Guy Arnoux)




Spring has sprung and I will be in New York to enjoy Rare Book Week and the splendid fair at The Armory, Park Avenue. Some of the greatest books available to buy anywhere in the World will be on show and I can’t wait to see what is on offer.

If you can’t make it you can see a small part of it here – over 80 very recent acquisitions – some superb Private Press books including both the deluxe English edition and the German edition of the Cranach Press Hamlet (very useful to see the two of them together and appreciate the variations), some really fine Golden Cockerels, an inscribed Kelmscott Press Hand and Soul, a whole case of fine and designer book bindings. I also have a remarkable 19th century Scottish Bible salesman’s sample book, several paper samples and some really good illuminated ms. from the late 19th and early 20th century including a remarkable and large scale ms. of Baudelaire by the francophile artist Bulwer-Lytton.


Tokyo Book Fair, 15th-17th March 2024

Next weekend I will be exhibiting in Tokyo for the first time.  I will be at Stand 8 in the Tokyo Traffic Hall so if you are in town, I look forward to seeing you there.

One of the books coming with me is one of the 30 special hand-coloured copies of the Golden Cockerel Press Song of Songs illustrated by Eric Gill. This one with a letter from Robert Gibbings to the purchaser Thomas Balston…for more details and the full catalogue, click on the image below…



California Book Fairs – Private Press, Fine Press, Artists’ and Illustrated Books

Over the next two weekends I will be exhibiting over 100 books at the California Book Fairs – Rarebooks LA on 3-4 February in Pasadena and at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair at Pier 27, in San Francisco, 9th-11th February

To see the over 100 books on show please click here

Highlights include a Cranach Press Hamlet, the Golden Cockerel/Gill Four Gospels, several Hammer Creek Press titles, modern illuminated manuscripts, some superb examples of bookbindings, paper and textile sample books, numerous private press books including rare Ashendenes and Golden Cockerels including the rare hand-coloured Song of Songs and Vale Press on vellum.
We will also be showing rare prints original drawings by Eric Gill, some 19th century paper dolls, a slate carving with the words of Emily Dickinson and an 18th century pocket sundial.
If you are in the area and would like a ticket to the fairs, please do let me know.

Private Press, Fine Press, Artists’ and Illustrated Books at the Oxford Fine Press Fair – December 9th-10th


We will be exhibiting at the Oxford Fine Press Fair this weekend and bringing some really superb Private Press books including the Golden Cockerel Press Canterbury Tales and Troilus, the Cranach Hamlet, a Kelmscott Nature of Gothic and books from the Doves Press, Essex House Press, Gregynog Press and Cresset Press.

There will be numerous books illustrated with wood engravings by the greatest engravers including Eric Gill, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes, Agnes Miller Parker, David Jones, Reynolds Stone, Clare Leighton amongst others. Lucien Boucher features with his eye catching or eye popping lithography.

Although we haven’t been able to do the photography in time as the majority of these books are brand new in stock, a good list can be seen here….

If you are in Oxford during the weekend please come to visit us at stand 36.


I will be exhibiting at the wonderful Salon du Livre Rare in the Grand Palais éphémère this weekend (21st-24th September).

If you are in Paris, I will be at stand i8 – if not please do find my fair list…CLICK HERE

Eragny Press, Queen of the Fishes…the first book from the Press

Max Ernst’s surrealist masterpiece of a novel, entirely created in collage – in a remarkable binding

Tzara’s late book of poetry with a striking lithographed cover by Leger – inscribed by the author

‘This Other Eden’ or Life in England – a new catalogue to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new catalogue which we put together to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio

The catalogue has 118 items in 6 sections including Gardens and Country Houses, The English Pastoral Tradition, Natural History and Animals, English Counties, Towns and Cathedrals, London, English Literature and The Monarchy and the Old School Tie.

To read it please click on the cover above or follow this link: click here


New York Antiquarian Book Fair

This weekend I am in New York, exhibiting at the 63rd New York Antiquarian Book Fair.  The fair is open from Friday to Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory. If you are visiting, it would be lovely to see you at stand E7.

I am showing a wide selection of private press and illustrated books, fine bindings, alphabets, fine press and artists’ books. If you would like to see the fair list please click here