Peter Harrington

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Established in 1969, Peter Harrington has become one of the leading rare books firms in the world.

With a stock of fine books from the fifteenth to twentieth century, in a broad range of subjects, we have – over the past few years – sourced and sold some outstanding items. These include

  • James Joyce, Ulysses, one of 100 copies on Dutch paper, in the original wrappers
  • Shakespeare first folio, 1623
  • Samuel de Champlain’s very rare Les Voyages du Sieur de Champlain Xaintongeois (Paris, 1613); a pioneering work in ethnography with the first accurate mapping of the New England coast
  • Virginia Woolf’s pocket engagement diaries for eight years including that for the final year of her life
  • The publisher’s copy of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn; “the first copy ever bound”, with a unique autograph draft of Clemens’s unused dedication

Our customer service includes not only sales advice but commission bidding at auctions, library projects and others. We regularly produce fully-illustrated catalogues featuring our newest acquisitions. Each entry is fully described and carries our unconditional guarantee. We provide both domestic and international shipping and accept all major credit cards.