KENSINGTON CHRISTMAS BOOK FAIR

12th December 2015

07967 583148 N/A deborah@mchardybooks.com
Deborah Davis £2.00 10.30am - 4.30pm
There is a public car park immediately below the Town Hall with 460 spaces. There is also additional car parking at the Royal Garden Hotel (Kensington High Street) and in Young Street. More parking in the area can be found at www.parkopedia.co.uk
High Street Kensington.
Full Access
Cafe on site serving hot and cold light lunches, plus wine, beer and spirits.

Venue: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX , tel: 020 7361 2220

 

We thank ABE for their generous support

Exhibitors


The Antiquarian Book Company

49 Hampstead Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 5NG

Contact: Jeremy Carson

Specialisms: I buy and sell attractive and unusual books, including ms material and quirky ephemera. My particular interest is Victorian publishers' bindings, maps and stylish dust jackets.

Antiquates Ltd

12a West Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4JX

T 01929 556656
  M 07921 151496
  E tom@lintern-mole.com
  W www.antiquates.co.uk

Contact: Thomas Lintern-Mole

Specialisms: Early printing; English and continental literature; history of ideas.

Ashtonrarebooks

105 Curzon Avenue, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 4AG

Contact: Dr Les Ashton

Specialisms: Specialising in High Quality Fine Editions. Particularly Modern First Editions (Fiction), Plays (mainly 20th century), Signed and Association copies, Uncommon Editions, Children's Literature (mainly 20th century) and illustrated books. We are members of both the PBFA and ABA and practise under their guidance.

John Atkinson Fine & Rare Books

Danby House, Canal Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QN

Contact: Dr John Atkinson

Specialisms: Constantly changing stock - bi-annual catalogues. Specialists in Bondiana and rare modern fiction.

Gerald Baker

28 Beaconsfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TS

T 0117 9744319
  E ggbaker@btinternet.com
  W www.bakersbooks.co.uk

Contact: Gerald Baker

Specialisms: Railways, motoring, aviation, maritime, industrial history, canals & inland waterways, topography, interesting ephemera, official publicity of the British railway companies. Occasional catalogues on specialisms and in advance of book fairs.

BAS BOOKS LTD

533 Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N7 8NS

T 020 76070724
  M 07702893148
  E giles.bird@basbooks.net, ali.bird@basbooks.net

Contact: Ali & Giles Bird OBE

Specialisms: We purchase and sell quality fiction and scarce books, mainly from the twentieth century. We endeavour to have an unusual stock, especially of signed and association copies, or uncommon editions.

Nicholas Bernstein

2 Vaughan Avenue, London, W6 0XS

T 0208 741 7140
  M 07958 543611
  E ambersonx@outlook.com

Contact: Nicholas Bernstein

Specialisms: 18th and 19th century literature, sets, travel, cookery, fine bindings. Some philosophy, social history and economics.

Black Cat Bookshop

PO Box 8662, Wigston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE18 9BB

T 07850 795207, 07718 536357
  E blackcatuk@aol.com
  W www.blackcatbookshop.com

Contact: Philip & Karen Woolley

Specialisms: Children's and Illustrated books; Crime and Detective fiction inc. Sherlock Holmes & James Bond; British comics & Annuals; Periodicals; Observer series; fantasy, science fiction, horror; Penguins and literature; Ephemera; Leicestershire & Rutland interest.

Bond Books

10 Church Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DB

T 01258 471249
  E info@bondbooks.co.uk
  W www.bondbooks.co.uk

Contact: Karen Jakobsen

Specialisms: Art reference, particularly twentieth century art and design, and English literature.

Bookmark - Children's Books

Fortnight, Wick Down, Broad Hinton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9NR

T 01793 731693
  M 07788 841305
  E leonora-excell@btconnect.com

Contact: Anne Excell & Leonora Smith

Specialisms: Wide range of 1st editions, novelty and picture books, annuals, cards, dolls, toys and games etc. 18th century to modern. Booksearch within our specialist field.

Paul Bostock Rare Books

7 Wellington Court, East Circus Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5AX

T 07891 682171
  E paulbostock63@gmail.com

Contact: Paul Bostock

Specialisms: Antiquarian, natural history, travel, colour plate books, fine bindings & sets, manuscripts, ephemera and the interesting and unusual.

Pablo Butcher

Overy Mill, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7JU

T 01865 341445
  F 01865 340180
  E pablo.butcher@wanadoo.fr

Contact: Pablo Butcher

Specialisms: Travel, arts & exploration of India, SE Asia, Tibet, Islamic world, Latin America, Haiti. Tribal art, African ethnography, original photograph albums.

Claremont Books and Prints

40 Claremont Drive, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8BX

Contact: Suzanne & Gordon Leete

John Clifford

Lilliput House, 35 Glyde Path Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XE

Contact: John Clifford

Specialisms: Art reference, antiques and collecting, history.

Claude Cox Old & Rare Books

White House Farm, Kelsale, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2PQ

T 01728 602786
  M 07710 245262
  E books@claudecox.co.uk
  W www.claudecox.co.uk

Contact: Anthony Cox

Specialisms: Large general & antiquarian stock. Small selections from our stock can be seen at Crisp's, High Street, Saxmundham & Yoxford Antiques Centre. General Antiquarian; Printing and the Art of the Book; Suffolk Books, Maps & Prints; Bookplates and Ex Libris. Antiquarian, especially history, literature, private press, illustrated, fine printing, typography, bibliography, fine bindings, and East Anglian topography.

Nicholas Daly Books

Thwaite House, Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4DX

T 07966 935231
  E nickdalybooks@gmail.com

Contact: Nicholas Daly & Andrew Daly

Specialisms: Specialists in the Decorative and Fine Arts, including original design books, trade catalogues and auction catalogues.

C R Dennistoun

41 Rylett Road, London, W12 9ST

T 020 8743 4254
  E rylett@btinternet.com

Contact: Christopher & Romaine Dennistoun

Deverell Books

86a Memorial Road, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3LA

T 0117 9616234
  E pdhbooks@hotmail.com

Contact: Paul Deverell Hughes & Julie Hughes

Specialisms: Illustrated books, mostly children's, especially fairy books and gift books from the early 20th century. Also popular children's authors - BB, Blyton, Dahl etc.

Eclectica

48 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 8DP

T 0208 7614138
  E coupeplanning@btinternet.com

Contact: Michael J Coupe

Specialisms: Pictorial/decorated cloth bindings (especially children's), general antiquarian, and illustrated books.

Steven Ferdinando

The Old Vicarage, Queen Camel, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7NG

T 01935 850210
  E stevenferdinandobooks@gmail.com

Contact: Steven Ferdinando

Specialisms: English literature, especially Hardy, Powys & Barnes, Dorset books, travel & topography, illustrated, Irish books, children's.

Paul Foster Books

9 Anstice Close, Chiswick, London, W4 2RJ

Contact: Paul Foster

Specialisms: Bindings, art, 19th and 20th century first editions, children's and illustrated.

Foster Books

183 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR

T 020 8995 2768
  M 07876685653
  E stephen@fosterbooks.co.uk
  W www.fosterbooks.co.uk

Contact: Stephen Foster

Specialisms: General antiquarian, children’s illustrated, fine bindings, first editions.

Gage Postal Books

PO Box 105, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 8EQ

T 01702 715133
  F 01702 715133
  E gagebooks@clara.net
  W www.gagebooks.co.uk

Contact: Simon Routh

Specialisms: Large stock of theology and Church history, including antiquarian and rare Bibles.

Gresham Books

The Old Rectory, Donyatt, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0RU

T 01460 55233
  E jameskhine@btinternet.com

Contact: J & A Hine

Specialisms: Architecture, Antiquarian cookery books, Engineering. General antiquarian. Fine Bindings, Ephemera.

Peter Harrington

100 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6HS

T 020 7591 0220
  F 020 7225 7054
  E mail@peterharrington.co.uk
  W www.peterharrington.co.uk

Contact: Pom Harrington

Specialisms: Literature, 15th to 20th century; landmark books in science, economics, philosophy and the history of idea; travel, voyages, military and naval; illustrated books, including children's and photography; fine bindings and sets.

Adrian Harrington - also trading as Hall's Bookshop

20-22 Chapel Place, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1YQ

Contact: Adrian Harrington

Specialisms: Literature, first editions, children's books, library sets, occult and esoterica, Winston Churchill, Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle.

Harrison-Hiett Rare Books

Melknapsteeg 13, Hoorn 1621AK

T 0031 7748 775185
  E info@harrison-hiett.com
  W www.harrison-hiett.com

Contact: Marc & Marcia Harrison

Specialisms: We purchase any books that are of high quality and that pique our interest, but our speciality is Early Roman Catholic and Anti-Catholic books in English.

Jean Hedger

8 Cliveden Gages, Taplow, Berkshire, SL6 0GA

T 01628 603204
  E jeanhedger@gmail.com

Contact: Jean Hedger

Specialisms: Children's books, illustrated books of all kinds, reference books related to these two areas, original artwork.

Peter Hill

3 Westbourne Avenue, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7QT

T 01243 379956
  M 07703533866
  E peterhill.books1@gmail.com

Contact: Peter Hill

Specialisms: Travel, art, classical archaeology, literature.

Holybourne Rare Books

7 Market Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HA

Contact: Stephen Dick

Specialisms: General antiquarian, rare, modern first editions, children's books.

J & M Books Ltd

3 Southdale Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 4HX

T 01517 331501
  E jandmbooks@btinternet.com
  W www.jandmbooks.co.uk

Contact: Jonathan D Frost & Stella Angwalas Huson

Specialisms: Modern first editions.

Jarndyce

46 Great Russell Street (opp. British Museum), Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3PA

T 020 7631 4220
  F 020 7631 1882
  E books@jarndyce.co.uk
  W www.jarndyce.co.uk

Contact: Brian Lake & Janet Nassau

Specialisms: The Nineteenth Century Booksellers in an 18thC building: English Literature and Social History 1600-1920, especially Novels – three-deckers, yellowbacks, bloods & penny dreadfuls, Poetry, Plays, London, Language, Education, The Romantics, Chapbooks & Street Literature, Original Bindings. The leading specialists in Charles Dickens and all things Dickensian.

Jonkers Rare Books

27 Hart Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2AR

T 01491 576427
  E info@jonkers.co.uk
  W www.jonkers.co.uk

Contact: Christiaan & Sam Jonkers

Specialisms: Illustrated books, Children’s fiction, Modern first editions, 19th & 20th century literature, Signed books, Original Artwork, Important works in all fields. General and speciality high quality stock. Gift books.

Michael S Kemp Bookseller

M S & A M Kemp T/A, 19 Adelaide Gardens, Minster-on-Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3HN

T 01795 663675
  M 07711856075
  E mike@kempbooksellers.co.uk
  W www.michaelkemp.co.uk

Contact: Michael S Kemp

Specialisms: Rare, interesting and unusual books, manuscripts and ephemera. Mervyn Peake. Occasional email lists of recent acquisitions issued.

Sarah Key Books

The Haunted Bookshop, 9 St Edwards Passage, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3PJ

T 01223 312913
  M 07720146679, 07720146680
  E philsalin@gmail.com
  W www.sarahkeybooks.co.uk

Contact: Sarah Key & Phil Salin

Specialisms: We specialise in Children's and illustrated books, mainly 19th and 20th century. The shop also stocks Cambridge and East Anglian interest, fine bindings, general fiction, poetry and quirky titles, and anything we deem interesting! Valuations undertaken, showing at PBFA book fairs across the U.K.

Robert Kirkman Ltd

Kings Cottage, Eggington, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9PG

T 01525 210647
  F 01525 211184
  E robertkirkmanltd@btconnect.com
  W www.robertkirkman.co.uk

Contact: Robert Kirkman

Specialisms: English literature, Bibles, Sir Winston Churchill, John Bunyan, sets.

Steve Liddle

8 Morley Square, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 9DW

T 0117 9244846
  M 07701090518
  E mail@steveliddle.co.uk
  W www.steveliddle.co.uk

Contact: Stephen M Liddle

Specialisms: Fine books in many categories.

Hans Lindner (Antiquariat)

Spessartweg 3 - 5, D-84048 Mainburg

T +49 8751 5617
  F +49 8751 5418
  E lindner.mainburg@t-online.de
  W www.antiquariat-lindner.de

Contact: Hans Lindner

Specialisms: Children's and illustrated books, literature, Avant-Garde.

Lorych Books

Münchener Str. 1, 10777 Berlin

T +49 30-210 188 03
  F +49 30-210 188 03
  E Antiquariat.Lorych@t-online.de
  W www.ZVAB.com , www.antiquariat.de

Contact: Susanne & Ralf Lorych

Specialisms: Early printing, children's, travel & guides, colour plate books, Olympic Games, German books.

Love Rare Books

7 Hanley Gardens, Hanley Road, London, N4 3DY

Contact: Deborah Davis

Specialisms: Illustrated, Children’s, Design, Wartime Home Front, Literature, Modern First Editions Original artwork with an emphasis on the 20th century. Art and Photography.

Lucius Books Ltd

York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4AG

Contact: Georgina & James Hallgate

Specialisms: Modern first editions, literature, children's illustrated, original artwork and detective fiction.

Lymelight Books & Prints

20 Cherry Tree Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5GQ

T 01297 34568
  E lymelightbooks1@outlook.com

Contact: Nigel Cozens

Specialisms: Art, illustrated, literature including poetry, topography especially West Country, natural history, geology, palaeontology, John Fowles, antiquarian, maps & prints.

Mayfly

38 Rusthall Avenue, London, W4 1BP

T 020 8994 2258
  F 020 8932 2900
  E mayflyephemera@msn.com

Contact: John Martin & C G Martin

Specialisms: Ephemera of every description, manuscripts, newspapers.

Meridian Rare Books

PO Box 51650, London, SE8 4XW

T 0208 694 2168
  M 07912409821
  E info@meridianrarebooks.co.uk
  W www.meridianrarebooks.co.uk

Contact: Stuart Leggatt

Specialisms: Books, maps, photographs, ephemera & autographs relating to travel & exploration, scientific voyages, the Polar regions, mountaineering & big game hunting; small stock of books on 19th/20th century astronomy & physics.

David Miles Books

3 Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3ND

Contact: David Miles

Specialisms: Children's books, illustrated books, education, Kent topography.

H J Morgan

47 Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1ES

T 01767 691383
  E hedleymorgan@ntlworld.com

Contact: Hedley Morgan

Specialisms: General books, with an academic bias, in the fields of literature, history and travel.

Michael Morris

Weavers Green, Needwood, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9PQ

T 01283 575344
  E info@trademaps.co.uk
  W www.trademaps.co.uk

Contact: Mike Morris

Specialisms: Varied stock, specialising in maps, plans, charts, atlases, prints, engravings, documents and ephemera.

Edmund Pollinger

4 Stanwick Road, West Kensingon, London, W14 8UH

T 020 76022653
  M 07834 601432
  E etpollinger@live.com
  W www.etpollinger.com

Contact: Edmund Pollinger

Specialisms: Travel and Big Game Hunting in Africa and Asia and Related Exotic Colonial Cookery.

Rainford & Parris

17 Vernons Close, Henham, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 6AE

T 01279 850599
  E books@btinternet.com

Contact: Philip & Helen Parris And Justin Rainford

Specialisms: Literature, modern first editions, children's illustrated, cookery.

Julian Roberts Fine Books

Hill House, Braceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 0TA

T 01529 497271
  M 07769780919
  E jrfinebooks@aol.com

Contact: Julian & Pollyanne Roberts

Specialisms: Modern First Editions, Childrens & Illustrated, 17th -20th century Literature and selective Antiquarian. We specialise in Fine copies.

Salsus Books

42 Elderfield Gardens, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2BT

T 01562 742081
  M 07460 628069
  E salsusbooks@btinternet.com
  W www.salsusbooks.com

Contact: Dr David T Salt

Specialisms: Academic theology, Eastern churches, Catholic Apostolic Church aka 'Irvingites', Byzantine, medieval studies, tribal art. Beekeeping.

Anthony J Simmonds

66 Royal Hill, The Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, SE10 8RT

Contact: Anthony & Setitia Simmonds

Specialisms: Antiquarian, used and new books on naval, marine and voyaging.

Mark Skipper Books

Moss Green House, Bushley, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 6HZ

T 07411 296033
  E grecianbooks@yahoo.co.uk

Contact: Mark Skipper

Specialisms: First editions, illustrated books, private press, original artwork, rare and unusual literature.

Surprise Books

14 Padin Close, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8FB

T 01453 887403
  F 01453 887403
  M 07731 993306
  E surprisebooks@btopenworld.com

Contact: John Norman

Specialisms: Modern first editions particularly naval, historical and crime fiction.

Temple of Fancy - Books and Ephemera

4 Westwood, Cockwood, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8RW

T 01626 890515
  M 07989694642
  E ben.osborne1@btconnect.com

Contact: Ben & Nicola Osborne

Specialisms: Children's books, particularly antiquarian. General fiction, particularly women writers. Women's letters, diaries and travels.

TIMKC Books

5 Bon Villas, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5BZ

T 01736 365955
  M 07843412251
  E info@timkcbooks.com
  W www.timkcbooks.com

Contact: Tim Kendall-Carpenter

Specialisms: Monthly email catalogues. Specialises in poetry, contemporary fiction and signed copies.

John Underwood Antiquarian Books

Plum Tree Farm, Upgate Street, Carleton Rode, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1NJ

T 01953 860746
  E mrjunder@aol.com
  W www.johnunderwoodbooks.com

Contact: John Underwood

Specialisms: Manuscripts of all kinds and dates, antiquarian books and medieval illuminated leaves. Also woodcarvings and stained glass.

Ventnor Rare Books

Caxton House, Old Station Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1DX

T 01983 853706
  M 07976516301
  E info@ventnorbooks.net
  W www.abebooks.co.uk/booksellers

Contact: Nigel & Teresa Traylen

Specialisms: Isle of Wight, British Topography, Literature, Transport, Natural History &c.

Walden Books

38 Harmood Street, London, NW1 8DP

T 020 7267 8146
  F 020 7267 8147
  E walden_books@tiscali.co.uk
  W www.waldenbooks.co.uk

Contact: David Tobin

Specialisms: Literature, art, philosophy.

Peter Whetman

38 Burwood Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2RZ

T 020 8868 7968
  E pwhetman1@waitrose.com

Contact: Peter Whetman

Specialisms: History and topography of London. One catalogue issued per annum.

White Eagle Books

17 Rossall Crescent, Ealing (Park Royal), London, NW10 7HE

T 020 89979894
  M 07730892206
  E andrewsaidi54@gmail.com

Contact: Andrew & Lidia Szaflarski-Saidi

Specialisms: World Travel and Exploration including Central Asia and the Middle East. Military History specifically WWII. Poland. Modern First Editions mainly based on 1950s/60s/70s cinema. English Topography. White Eagle Books is a Member of the IOBA.

Wildside Books

29 Kings Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2PE

T 01323 416211
  E wildsidebooks@hotmail.com

Contact: Alan Gibbard

Specialisms: Natural history, especially ornithology, travel, general antiquarian and secondhand.

Wool House Autographic

The Wool House, Main Street, Beckley, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6RJ

T 01797 260240
  E mulhollandt@aol.com

Contact: Tony Mulholland

Specialisms: Vintage autographic material of all kinds, particularly strong in the Performing Arts (especially classical music and theatre), Science and Literary.

Zimnol Books

153 Richmond Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3AT

T 020 8744 2064
  E ritazimnol@yahoo.co.uk

Contact: Rita Atkinson

Specialisms: 20th century wood-engraved, illustrated and small press books, T S Eliot, and 20th century art books.