Peter Grogan

Peter Grogan

Phone: 07810 766737 in the UK, or +44 7810 766738 for international enquiries.
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Saturday, 15 August 2015 16:43

Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives

The contents of my current catalogue are the best guide to my specialist areas within literature in English of the late-19th and 20th centuries but – at the inevitable risk of erring on the side of exclusion – some of them are: Modernism (especially T.S. Eliot, James Joyce and Ezra Pound), the Bloomsbury Group, Irish literature, poetry (especially World War I, Philip Larkin, W.H. AudenJohn Betjeman and Ted Hughes), Joseph Conrad, Evelyn Waugh and his circle, Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde and the 1890s, George Orwell, theatre.

Signed, inscribed and association copies, rarities and letters within each of these areas are a particular interest.

As the co-author of “William Golding: A Bibliography 1934-1993” (André Deutsch, 1994), I am always interested to hear of interesting possible additions (or corrections).

Online Stock:

I occasionally place selected items with the specialist online marketplace for rare books, Abe Books.
Please click here for details of my current online stock.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:05

Rare Books - Manuscripts - Archives

I have been dealing professionally in rare books, manuscripts, archives and – for want of a better phrase - literary art for over 25 years and am proud to be a member of both the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

My speciality is in late-19th and 20th century literature in English – Oscar Wilde-and-after sums it up – with a particular interest in Modernism. I have a wealth of experience in collection development for private individuals including - when the time comes – dispersal. I work closely with many Special Collections librarians around the world on the acquisition of material ranging from single letters to complete authors’ archives and also offer an appraisal service.

I exhibit at three or four major rare book fairs per year, details of which are posted at the bottom of this page once they have been confirmed.

Enquiries are always welcome from private collectors at every level – both buyers and sellers – who are in need of honest advice, encouragement or consolation and from libraries and other institutional repositories. Please see contact details below.


I also carry a fairly substantial selection of stock with Abe Books, which can be purchased direct.

Click here to view my latest selection.

On writing

I have been writing about drinks since 2000, mainly for newspapers and magazines, and also through my blog, which is being updated alphabetically here (see below).

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