Plans for the year

New year, new opening times!

We can now announce with greater confidence that we will be open much more throughout the year!  

It’s very satisfying to be able to concentrate our attentions on our own version of a gallery. The mix is broad with 17th century maps rubbing shoulders with 21st century original prints and many other items. It’s carefully curated with rare and out-of-print books sitting alongside hand-printed lighting, fine textiles, British-made ceramics, fine bears, greetings cards and antique furniture and fittings. We believe that it works and we hope that you will too.

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Recent additions to our website:

A signed copy of ‘Farmer Giles of Ham’, the first book that Pauline Baynes illustrated for J. R. R. Tolkien:
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The Island Of Sodor Signed By Wilbert And George Awdry:

A fine copy with its original wraparound band of the detailed account of the mythical ‘Island of Sodor’, the home of ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ signed by both the Reverend W Awdry and his brother George:

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The Tintin Model Cars 1/24 Scale: The Complete Set:

A brand new and unopened complete set of the 1/24 scale models of the vehicles driven by Herge’s characters in the adventures of Tintin. We are confident that we are the only place in the world at the present time where a set such as this is available. We have many other Tintin-related items in stock including first editions, figures, posters and the limited edition ‘Icones’ series of models.

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Clicking the ‘Recently Added’ button on the home page our website is also a good way to view our newly listed items.

We have a lot to catalogue this year and if you like what we do, it will certainly be worth checking up on us a lot more regularly.

Social Media

We use our social media accounts to provide updates on stock that we have listed to our other portals such as eBay:

Here are a few more of our most recent listings:

Annual Report And List Of Members 1893-1898:

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Published by Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club, UK, 1883-98. First editions thus. Original wrappers bound in contemporary green cloth, upper board with blocked design in black depicting mountaineers, with club motif to lower board by Goodall & Suddick of Leeds. Top edge gilt, the remainder untrimmed. Size: 16cm x 23.7cm. Bound with Charles Pilkington’s. ‘Mountaineering without Guides. The Conclusion of a Lecture to the Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club, given on October 27th, 1896’ published in Leeds by J. Whitehead & Son, 1897 which also retains its original printed wrappers. Other ephemera relating to the Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club is also bound in including a copy of a letter from Edward Whymper accepting the offer of becoming an honorary member of the club, an original copy of the club rules from 1892 with a card containing a list of the original members, a folding sheet advertising an 1895 lecture by Hermann Woolley titled ‘The Alps of the Central Caucasus’ and a few other cuttings. The Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club was formed in 1892, only the second English mountaineering club after the Alpine Club. This collection of reports and ephemera formerly belonged to Lewis Moore, one of the original members listed in the first report, and bears his name to the front blank and to the verso of the front endpaper. There are numerous neat annotations made by Moore throughout the reports, often adding more information about a climb, most notably in the report for 1894-95 in which he refers to new work being done in the Alps, the examination of Manchester Hole and the preparatory work done by members of the club for Martel’s first descent of Gaping Ghyll. Moore has neatly added the names of those involved. Binding nice and firm. Pages very nice and clean. Spine very slightly sunned with minor fraying of the cloth to the base. A very good indeed, tight, clean copy of a unique early account of this famous club.

Other additions include some of the most beautiful and early maps that we have offered for sale alongside other rare maps of the African continent.

In addition, many new items including small pieces of furniture, bears, globes, lampshades and quality gifts are available to view in our gallery so please pay us a visit. It’s worth contacting us beforehand if you’re planning a special trip. Our newsletters should be a lot more regular now and we hope that you’ll enjoy seeing what we’re up to.


Daniel And Helen Hornsey