Special Collections

In this section, we upload all our catalogues divided by theme.

The catalogues are all available to download in .pdf . For enquiries about any of the titles within these catalogues and to check their current availability, please contact us. We will be happy to provide the information required.


New York International Antiquarian Book Fair List

Our selection of manuscripts, artworks and books exhibited at the 64th New York International Antiquarian Book Fair 2024

Rare Books £ 1000 and under

An eclectic selection of items from our stock from the 16th to the 20th century, all £ 1000 or less.

California International Antiquarian Book Fair List

Our selection of manuscripts, artworks and books exhibited at the 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2024 in San Francisco.


A fine collection of early printed works, including a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible.

Firsts Rare Book Fair, London, 18-21st May 2023

Our selection of manuscripts, and books exhibited at Firsts 2023,  at the Saatchi Gallery.

Firsts Rare Book Fair, London, 15-18th September 2022

Our selection of manuscripts, books, autographs, and artworks exhibited at Firsts 2022 at the Saatchi Gallery.

Chelsea Rare Book Fair: London, 29-30 April 2022

Our selection of books that will be exhibited at the Chelsea Rare Book Fair in April 2022.

English Literature

A fine and varied selection of English Literature items from our stock.

Winter Miscellany 2022

A fine miscellaneous selection from our stock.

Firsts Rare Book Fair, London, 21-24 October 2021

Our selection of books and artworks, which will be exhibited at the London Firsts Fair at Saatchi Gallery in October 2021

Firsts Online May 2021 Highlights

Our selection of books and artworks, which will be exhibited at the London Firsts Online Fair 20-25 May 2021 


Highlights 2020 Catalogue

A fine selection of exquisite manuscripts, autographs, incunables, books and artworks from the 15th to the 19th century. Including a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible (item n. 6); a mid-15th century sumptuously  illuminated Breviary of the Augustinian Abbey of Saint-Loup (item n. 1); an autograph poem by William Wordsworth (item n. 3) and a fine contemporary portrait of Charles Dickens (item n. 16).


Travel Books, Prints and Photographs


A varied selection of books, photo albums and prints including Bartolomeo Platina’s Vitae Pontificum with ms. note written in 1522, commemorating the momentous return to Europe of Capitan Juan Sebastián Elcano on the ship Victoria which completed first ever circumnavigation of the globe in history (item n. 48), George Catlin’s Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians (item n. 18), Jean-Nicolas de Parival’s Les Délices de la Hollande, an avant-la-lettre guidebook to Holland (item n. 44) and a magnificent copy of Giuseppe Zocchi’s Vedute of Tuscan villas and surrounding areas (item n. 57).




A fine selection of books ranging from £100 to £5000, including the 1540 edition of Alciati’s Emblemata, Joseph Barbou’s 1755 edition of Caesar’s commentaries, the first edition of John Horsley’s Britannia Romana and the first Nonesuch edition of Herodotus’ History.



Here you will find a fine selection of incunables, including a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, a magnificently illuminated large folio edition of Pliny’s Natural History, Domenico Cavalca’s Pungi Lingua and a richly annotated copy of the Sententiarum libri IV by Petrus Lombardus.




 Catalogue of Magic and Occult Books and Drawings


The catalogue is divided in three parts: Printed books from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, here you will find a variety of rare and fine books on witchcraft and witch-trials, Satanic possession and magic, including works by Ficino, Iamblichus, Sinclair, Mather and Hutchinson; Modern editions, including the Golden Hind signed by the editors  Clifford Bax and Austin Osman Spare and a rich and varied selection of books by Aleister Crowley and John Symonds; Drawings by Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare and James Boswell.




60th New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, 5th – 8th March, 2020. List of Books and Artworks


Our selection of books and artworks, which will be exhibited at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair from 5th – 8th March, 2020. Please visit us at booth A14 at the Park Avenue Armory. We will be delighted to welcome you.


Price List

A Catalogue of Recent Acquisitions (2019):


A selection of great new entries, including one precious leaf from a 1455 Gutemberg Bible; two spectacular incunabula and other rare religious and political writings.


Catalogue of Medical, Anatomical and Dental Books:


A collection of medical writings, including a very rare English ms. about astrological medicine (no. 3); a unique presentation copy of Neander’s Tabacologia (no. 10) and Robert Hooke’s famous collection of scientific observations (no. 12).

Sets & Periodicals:


This catalogue displays our collection of full sets of volumes from celebrated authors. From the collected works of Aristotle printed by Aldus’ heirs (no.1) to Crowley’s The Equinox in ten volumes (no. 8), this catalogue offers access to the complete works of some of the greatest writers of the past.


Natural History Catalogue:


One of our best-represented subjects, the catalogue about natural history presents some exceptional work such as the first edition of Bloch’s Ichtyologie (no. 2); Grew’s Anatomy of Plants (no. 15) and the very rare account of the nature of Antigua by Lydia Byam, with original coloured plates (no. 4).


Illuminated Manuscripts & Miniatures:


Our catalogue of illuminated manuscripts and miniatures includes an exceedingly rare breviary made for the Abbey of Saint-Loup in Troyes, home of one of the finest workshops of the late fifteenth century (no. 2).


Crowley and Crowleyana:


Aleister Crowley (1875 – 1947) is considered one of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century because of his contribution to modern magic and the great influence that he had over occult studies. Here, we present unpublished and extremely rare material by Crowley himself; and other fundamental publications regarding his life and secrets. An unpublished, Baudlairian sonnet in French (no. 1) and a charcoal view from the Thelema Abbey near Palermo (no. 12) are among the most significative pieces of this collection.

Church and Religion
Inscribed Works