Arthur Freeman

Rare Books & Manuscripts

In more than sixty years in the rare book and manuscript trade, specializing in English and Continental literature and history under several hats – Ximenes Rare Books, Hofmann & Freeman (co‑founder of both firms), a long and pleasant consultancy with Bernard Quaritch Ltd, and since 1997 as an independent practice – we have never indulged in an Internet presence until now. As we don’t offer material for sale via collective marketplaces such as ABE or Biblio, this website will henceforth serve as our principal window for catalogues and occasional lists.

We hope, in time, to expand this deliberately minimalist site to include notices of other publications (including our own, in most cases available from our bookselling colleagues in Britain and North America), miscellaneous news, and the odd bio‑bibliographical essay when appropriate or timely.

Arthur Freeman

Janet Ing Freeman

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