Peter Harrington is one of the best-known and most respected dealers of rare and antiquarian books in the world. Located in London, England, they are members in good standing of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and have been selling with AbeBooks for nearly two decades. They specialise in English literature, landmark books in science, economics, philosophy and the history of ideas, travel, voyages and atlases, military and naval history, 20th-century literature, photography, natural history and colour-plate books, children's and children's illustrated books, fine bindings and sets and original artwork. They offer a full bookbinding and restoration service and can assist with library projects, wedding lists and gift ideas for special occasions.
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Peter Harrington was established in 1969, exhibiting and selling at the Chelsea Antiques Market and with nearly 50 years under their belt, they truly have become one of the top trusted names in rare books. They now have two shops in London, one on Fulham Road and one on Dover Street. As well, they established the Chelsea Bindery in 2000, dedicated to restoration, preservation, and the creation of some of the finest bindings imaginable.
While Peter Harrington himself sadly passed away in 2003, his name, reputation and devotion to quality live on. His son, Pom Harrington, has run the store since 2000, and to this day it is all about the books - and the customers. If you find yourself in need of information about a rare book, advice, appraisal or anything else under the sun, Peter Harrington will be happy to help you in your quest.