Site updated: 20 May 2024

Our latest LIST 210
is now online including special sections on
the usual selection FROM OUR STOCK
Browse everything here or download
PDF 210 in a separate window.

Still available: our Special List on
Browse here or download the
PDF in a separate window. Please note:
the pdf is about 56MB since it contains
full colour photos of all the posters.

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to our web site. Recent renovation was the first step toward a major reconfiguration of our online services – granting, in the fullness of time, complete access to our stock on-offer, online ordering facilities, and possibly online payment.

We no longer publish and send out printed lists. Pdf versions, however, will be now generated directly from records in our database, containing almost 56,000 book records.

The underlying structure of our site remains more or less the same and is still somewhat eccentric in its design and functionality. Now it has a modern ‘front end’ that should adapt and respond to a wide variety of devices and browsers. The site provides speedy access to details for all the books that have been included in our last four lists, and for many more books from our special topic sections going back many years.

New or Recent Features

  • NEW: An ‘Add to Order’ button appears whenever records are displayed. Click to add record details to a field on the ‘Order’ page. Copy and Paste your order into an email after editing.
  • NEW: Facilities to publish more frequent special-interest lists.

Earlier Developments

  • Click ‘Featured’ in a number of places to review featured items with clickable ‘previous’ and ‘next’ arrows at the top of the list of titles to the left.
  • If you click the ‘Home’ button it will not only take you home but will also clear your ‘Back’ button history.
  • List 206 introduced a ‘Back’ button (top-left after your first click), as requested by some customers.
  • As of List 205, site search is in place. Please search keywords from titles and authors in the search box above and click ‘Search’ for a details of what is possible.

Regeneration and Ming Dynasty Colour-Printed Erotica

We are pleased and excited to be able to offer our customers two major new publications which have been produced under the auspices of our founder, Christer von der Burg. Regeneration was item 26/METP02 in our List 202, and Ming Dynasty Colour-Printed Erotica is item 17/VDBMD1 in the List 203. The linked images immediately below will take you to pdf versions of leaflets detailing these two magnificent, limited-edition publications.

We look forward to your orders.
  Regeneration      Ming 

In our area of expertise we stock antiquarian, new and secondhand books, and other documentation, in any language. Since we like to keep abreast of our field and because we are constantly buying high quality, scholarly libraries, we also have a strong stock of area and cultural studies titles for the region. We work mainly by mail order. You are welcome to our London offices, but are advised to make an appointment.