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 December

 

DECEMBER E-LISTS

Our first December E-list is now available, and features material covering a wide range of subjects: Modern First Editions, TV Comedy, Paris and Erotica. You can see the list here.

And a second list, featuring modestly-priced stocking fillers covering seasonal subjects like 1920s vegetarianism, antiquarian spanking, and a treatise on hanging, is now available here. Merry Christmas!

 

MILLIGANIA

We have recently added to the website a run of volumes from the library of Spike Milligan: books inscribed by their authors, presented by family members -- and in some cases annotated by Milligan himself. To see these books -- as well as our selection of original Goon Show scripts -- 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.