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Maggs Bros. Ltd. - Dealers of Rare books and manuscripts since 1853.

People say life is the thing but I prefer reading.Logan Pearsall Smith

Maggs Bros Ltd has been dealing in rare books and manuscripts since 1853. Our staff is organized into nine different departments, each offering a different expertise.

We are based in a fine Georgian townhouse in London’s Berkeley Square, and from there run an international business, travelling frequently throughout the world to buy, to sell and to advise.

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Forty Years Among the Wild Animals of India

from Mysore to the HImalayas.First edition. Profusely illustrated with 25 maps & 103 plates (67 coloured). Small 4to. A clean & bright copy in full modern dark green morocco. [2], iv, [2], 668pp. Allahbad, Pioneer Press,


Featured Items

Haslinger Breviary, the earliest fly-fishing patterns
Click here for a description of the Haslinger Breviary, which was discovered to contain the oldest known collection of fly-fishing patterns.
Maggs Opium Collection
Click here to see a short video on the collection.
Inscribed Books
We've just published the first in a series of inscribed books catalogues from one private collection. Click here to download a copy.
Japanese Photography
Twentieth Century Japanese Photography.