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From The Shape of Things to Come to Lord of the Rings, fantasy and science fiction throws light on our society and the problems it faces. But for the book collector, the problem is to get to grips with this huge and exciting field. Sammy Jay, Literature Specialist at Peter Harrington London, guides you through the vastness of time and space… “The human imagination is an extraordinary thing – it is the engine that has...

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Rare bookseller Peter Harrington‘s latest literature catalogue is its first to specialise in fantasy and science fiction, with rarities spanning a broad selection of popular and specialist genres. A rare first edition of Mary Shelley’s The Last Man in original boards is a timely highlight of the selection, with the novel set among the last survivors of a global pandemic at the end of the 21st century. The last time another copy of this rarity...

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Exceptionally rare works by Khalil Gibran, T.E. Lawrence, Ulugh Beg and Ibn Sina headline rare bookseller Peter Harrington’s new catalogue of Islamic and Arabic books. Peter Harrington’s Abu Dhabi 2020 catalogue contains a selection of 85 books and manuscripts that offer an enticing selection of some of the most sought-after and desirable works by leading lights of the Islamic and Arabic-speaking world. According to Pom Harrington, owner of Peter Harrington, “Our Abu Dhabi 2020 catalogue...

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In its latest catalogue, Fifty Fine Items, Peter Harrington Rare Books has included some fascinating volumes with interesting inscriptions by Charles Dickens, HG Wells, DH Lawrence, Ian Fleming and Oskar Schindler. Among others the catalogue contains a superb presentation copy of Oliver Twist, inscribed by the author to his close friend William Charles Macready on the title page: “W.C. Macready from his affectionate friend Charles Dickens Christmas 1841.” Macready was an actor and theatre-manager and was...

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Peter Harrington Gallery is launching a new modern and contemporary prints catalogue containing 69 rare and limited edition prints by artists including Salvador Dali, Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, L.S Lowry, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. Kevin Finch, manager of Peter Harrington Gallery says: “We are very excited to launch this new catalogue which contains a wide range of fabulous items for sale, many by very well-known artists. Signed prints offer an exciting and more affordable...

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Rare bookseller Peter Harrington is offering for sale a remarkable collection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books. To be shown at the Masterpiece antiques event in London, the collection includes first editions signed to Winston Churchill, Robert Kennedy and others, and has been valued at £2.5m. Described as the most significant Ian Fleming collection ever to appear on the market, it contains inscribed first editions of every James Bond book published in the author’s lifetime....

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On the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, Peter Harrington is offering a rare collection of Brontë sister books for sale. Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, is marking the momentous occasion by offering a first American edition of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, alongside an exceedingly rare collection of poems published by Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë and library sets of the sisters’ novels. First published in 1847, Wuthering Heights shocked readers at...

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To mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, the U.K.’s largest rare bookseller, Peter Harrington, will offer several of his books for sale. The books will include an ‘exceptional’ rare first edition of the first volume of Marx’s great work, Das Kapital, of which only 1,000 copies were printed. Within the theoretical text—whose title translates to Capital: Critique of Political Economy—Marx famously proposed that the exploitation of labour was the motivating force of capitalism....

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