Rare books make wonderfully unique and special presents, and as the majority of ours are second-hand they are one of the greenest gifts you can buy.
We also ship around the globe and offer free shipping within the UK on orders over £50.
So really there's no excuse. It's just a matter of choosing which book is right for which person.
To help you we've hand-picked some perfect gifts for the holiday season.

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Hermes. La Beaute en Voyage

Hermes. La Beaute en Voyage£350.00

The glamour of travel and the luxury of Hermés.

When Men Wore Muffs. The Story of Men's Clothes

When Men Wore Muffs. The Story of Men's Clothes£95.00

A charming book examining the history of men's dress from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day.

The Art of Bloomsbury. Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

The Art of Bloomsbury. Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant£80.00

The extensively-illustrated hardback catalogue for the exhibition at the Tate in 1999.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; Trumpets from the Steep [A complete set of the memoirs of Diana Cooper]

The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; Trumpets from the Steep [A complete set of the memoirs of Diana Cooper]£180.00

A complete three-volume set of the memoirs of Lady Diana Cooper.

Christopher Wood. An English Painter

Christopher Wood. An English Painter£100.00

A biography of the English painter Christopher Wood.

Out of the Sixties

Out of the Sixties£160.00

A remarkable collection of photographs taken by Dennis Hopper before he directed Easy Rider.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol£350.00

A much sought-after book on Andy Warhol, being the first catalogue raisonne of his art.

Ballets Russes. The Stockholm Collection

Ballets Russes. The Stockholm Collection£60.00

Catalogue of the collection of costumes for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes held by the Dance Museum in Stockholm.

Nicholas and the Fast Moving Diesel [SIGNED]

Nicholas and the Fast Moving Diesel [SIGNED]£140.00

A signed copy of Edward Arizzone's tale of adventure.

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Landscape Townscape

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Landscape Townscape£160.00

A compendium of Cartier-Bresson's photographs of natural and urban views.

Dior by Dior. The Autobiography of Christian Dior

Dior by Dior. The Autobiography of Christian Dior£30.00

A charmingly chic edition of Dior's autobiography.

The Story of Mr Korah

The Story of Mr Korah£48.00

A charming tale told by Christabel, Lady Aberconway and illustrated by Rex Whistler.

Irving Penn. A Notebook at Random

Irving Penn. A Notebook at Random£125.00

An unique insight into the artistic processes of Irving Penn.

The Mad Silkman. Zika & Lida Ascher. Textiles and Fashion

The Mad Silkman. Zika & Lida Ascher. Textiles and Fashion£70.00

A comprehensive study of the fashion textile design firm Ascher.

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture£175.00

An illustrated study of Hockney's recent Yorkshire landscapes.

Dangerous Liaisons. Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century.

Dangerous Liaisons. Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century.£65.00

An exploration of the opulence and splendour of eighteenth century France.

Shaking in the 60's

Shaking in the 60's£120.00

An excellent copy of an amusing vintage cocktail book.

Fornasetti. Designer of Dreams

Fornasetti. Designer of Dreams£95.00

An important monograph on the designer Fornasetti.

Peter Beard. Fifty Years of Portraits

Peter Beard. Fifty Years of Portraits£280.00

A compendium of portraits and images by photographer Peter Beard.

Brandt. The Photography of Bill Brandt

Brandt. The Photography of Bill Brandt£70.00

A comprehensive overview of Bill Brandt's finest photographic work.

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