Christmas 2017 – Festive Rare Books and Gifts for Book Lovers
Peter Harrington Fulham Road
Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare book seller and one of the leading rare book sellers in the world, have many festive books for sale this Christmas including signed and inscribed copies and first editions which will delight book lovers of all ages. Prices start from a couple of hundred pounds and all books ordered via their website www.peterharrington.co.uk can be gift wrapped and delivered in the UK free of charge. Free shipping to the USA and rest of the world is available on orders over £200.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens which was first published in 1843 and has proved to be so popular it has never been out of print since. Charles Dickens began to write the book 174 years ago in October 1843 as his wife was pregnant with their fifth child and they needed the money. He wrote the book in six weeks and the first 6,000 copies were published on 19th December 1843 but by Christmas Eve had sold out so a second and third issue were printed before the New Year. Peter Harrington has an excellent, bright, first edition, second issue (1843) for sale for £3,750.
Peter Harrington also has a deluxe edition number 64 of 500 which was illustrated by the artist Arthur Rackham and published in 1915. It is signed by Arthur Rackham and contains a frontispiece and 11 colour plates mounted on thick brown paper inside plus black and white illustrations also by Rackham (£4,500).
Other festive favourites include:
A delightful copy of The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrice Potter which contains 26 charming illustrations also by her. It is an excellent bright, first edition, first impression, with a second deluxe binding. This deluxe binding was introduced in October 1904 and this copy has first edition sheets with the new endpaper design (£3,750).
A lovely, first edition, first printing in a first issue dust jacket of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss (1957) for £1,000.
And a beautiful copy of the classic Christmas tale The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (1985) with colour illustrations throughout by the author. An excellent bright, first edition, first printing copy, in the jacket (£500).
Gifts for Children
Gifts for Her
Gifts for Him
Peter Harrington offer an ‘unconditional guarantee’ for each item they sell on its authenticity and completeness, as described in their literature.
Peter Harrington was established in 1969 and specialise in selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. In the 1970’s Peter Harrington started a successful map and print business and in 2000 they established The Chelsea Bindery which employs some of the finest binders in the world who make fine bindings, preservation boxes and restore books.
Their four-storey double-fronted shop at 100 Fulham Road, Chelsea, has more than 20,000 volumes and 6,000 prints and old maps whilst their recently opened NEW shop in Dover Street, Mayfair, has over 7,000 books arranged over two floors. The shops are open daily from Monday to Saturday and visitors who want to buy or sell books or just browse are warmly welcomed.