Adrian Harrington began trading in 1971 as part of Harrington Brothers, in the Chelsea Antiques Market on London’s fashionable King’s Road. In 1997 the business moved to our present address in Kensington Church Street, where many of London’s finest antique dealers can also be found. It is a most attractive part of London, close to the vibrant, lustful heart of Notting Hill Gate but still giving the impression that to live here you should by rights have a magic nanny with a parrot-headed umbrella and that your family car must be a 4×4 large enough to take part in the Normandy Landings.
We deal in a wide selection of literature, modern first editions, leather bound library sets, voyages and travel, children’s and illustrated books and fine and rare antiquarian books in all fields. We also offer a full and expert bookbinding and restoration service.
On top of these departments each and every one of us has their own particular areas of obsession and desire; our occult and esoterica department (affectionately known as the Cupboard of Darkness) is particularly fine. We are unashamedly obsessed with Ian Fleming and James Bond, bizarre nineteenth and twentieth century weird tales including the spawn of M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, the delicious Dr. Polidori and All Who Follow After (which I think was an H.P. Lovecraft short story), we are fond of Rock and Roll and we are always suckers for a fine binding or a towering classic be it Kerouac, Pope, Wilde, Yeats or J.K. Rowling.
Or you can just ask us.