Welcome to Neil Pearson Rare Books

Neil Pearson has collected rare books for thirty years: his specialism is nineteenth and twentieth century first edition literature, with a particular interest in the expatriate literary movement of Paris between the wars. He is the author of Obelisk (Liverpool University Press, 2007), a history of the notorious Paris imprint which in the 1930s published the early work of, among others, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell and Anaïs Nin. In 2011 he researched, compiled and wrote They Were What They Were: A Catalogue of Early Gay Fiction, 1862 -1960. More information about both of these titles can be found here.

After buying books for so many years, he is delighted finally to be selling some.





In recent months we have been a little understocked in poetry, and have now put that right. We are continuing to process and upload recent acquisitions, but the website already carries much to interest collectors of W.H. Auden, John Betjeman and Seamus Heaney. Clicking on the authors' names will take you to the relevant page. We have more material than is currently listed, so do get in touch with wants lists if you have them. 



Sleeping Prince 200pxOur most recent E-list was issued just before Christmas, featuring a wide range of material to suit all depths of pocket. A link to the list will be added here very shortly.

Another list, one featuring material covering Modern First Editions, TV Comedy, Paris and Erotica, can be found here. A third, more modestly priced list, covering subjects guaranteed to lift the winter gloom -- 1920s vegetarianism, antiquarian spanking, a treatise on hanging -- can be found here




 We've Joined The Club

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We are delighted to announce that Neil Pearson Rare Books Ltd. is now a full Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association.



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