London International Antiquarian Book Fair

Alas, we’re not in London for the Olympia fair, but we can take a look at the available treasures nonetheless. The fair opened late today and runs through Saturday.

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From Peter Harrington, a second folio of Shakespeare bound in
red goatskin by Riviere & Son in the nineteenth century. £235,000

293.jpgFrom Jonkers Rare Books, twelve issues of the Strand
Magazine
, featuring the original Sherlock Holmes stories. £6000

297.jpgFrom Jonkers Rare Books, an original manuscript of a Charles Dickens
story, bound with related correspondence in red morocco. £45,000


277.jpgFrom Jonathan Potter, a large-scale map
of eighteenth-century London. £5000

289.jpgFrom Jonkers Rare Books, a two-page autograph letter from George
Orwell to a friend, written while researching his book, Down and Out in
Paris and London
(read more in June’s auction report). £12,500


Auction Guide