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, Laurence Durrell and Ana├»s 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.



News For September



A complete run of the original recording scripts of the third series of Monty Python's Flying Circus, EPISODE TWO SIGNED ON THE DAY OF ITS RECORDING BY TERRY JONES, MICHAEL PALIN, ERIC IDLE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN.

This month, the surviving members of Monty Python's Flying Circus perform their last ever live shows at London's O2 Arena. Playing to 16,000 people a night, their final prolonged squawk will come on Sunday 20th, after which live Python performances will shuffle off their mortal coil and cease to be. But the show's incalculable influence on the comedy writers and performers who came after it will prove timeless. Here is an extremely rare chance to acquire a complete set of scripts from the show's third series, INCLUDING THREE SKETCHES WHICH WERE RECORDED BUT NEVER BROADCAST, AND WHICH ARE NOW LOST.

For a complete description of the scripts, with accompanying images, click here.





 We've Joined The Club

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We are delighted to announce that Neil Pearson Rare Books Ltd. has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association.