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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

California Book Fairs

I am heading out to California this weekend for Rare Books San Francisco – a new book fair  in the heart of San Francisco – details here

From the 9th to the 12th I will be exhibition at the 55th Californian Antiquarian Book in Pasadena – details here

If you are in the area I would love to see you there – otherwise a fully illustrated catalogue of what will be with on show is available here


Boston Book Fair Catalogue

This weekend we are exhibiting at the 44th Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, showing some exciting new stock including Kelmscott, Ashendene, Doves and Golden Cockerel Press books including excellent copies the three great Gill and Gibbings books – ie Troilus & Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales and The Four Gospels.


We have some fine bindings on view – see the wonderful De Coster and Dumas binding above – and several beautiful manuscripts and paper samples.

Please come and visit us at stand 417 if you are in Boston or if you want to look at the catalogue please click here




Above is the link to a brand new e-catalogue of an extensive Golden Cockerel Press collection of a London Gentleman. The collection includes 109 items from the press amongst which is an excellent copy of Gill’s Four Gospels, a specially bound copy of Endymion with wood engravings by John Buckland Wright and numerous other specially bound copies. For anyone wanting to start collecting Golden Cockerels or wanting to fill in some gaps, this is the perfect opportunity.