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

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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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American Relief Administration European Childrens Fund.

Broadside measuring 310 by 475mm. Printed in English & Hungarian. Creased from old folds, corners torn from pins. Hungary, c.


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Haslinger Breviary, the earliest fly-fishing patterns
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Private Viewing: Museum quality collection of objects, books and photographs
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Twentieth Century Japanese Photography.