Ashton Rare Books

105 Curzon Avenue, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 4AG

Contacts: Les Ashton

Specialising in High Quality Fine Editions. Particularly Modern First Editions (Fiction), Plays (mainly 20th century), Signed and Association copies, Uncommon Editions, Children's Literature (mainly 20th century) and illustrated books. We are members of both the PBFA and ABA and practise under their guidance.

Exhibitor's Highlights

The Garden Party And Other Stories : Illustrated And Signed By Marie Laurencin


The Owl Service : Double Signed By the Author


The Pickworth Fragment : With The Scarce Publisher’s Prospectus


A Drunk Man Looks At The Thistle


The Graphic Work Of Edward Wadsworth: The Special Edition Of 50 Copies With An Original Woodcut A Black Country Village


Chanticleer: A Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press April 1921-August 1936 : Signed by all Four partners : With the Publisher's Prospectus


The Caliph’s Design : Signed By The Author


Some Tame Gazelle : With The Original First Issue Wrapper


The Wind In The Willows : The Centenary Special Edition Illustrated By Charles Van Sandwyk : With The Etching Signed By The Illustrator : With The Publisher’s 4 Page Illustrated Flyer


Ralph Steadman’s Jelly Book : Signed By The Author


A Standard Of Behaviour : Signed By The Author


The Sea, The Sea : Signed By The Author


Sula : Signed By The Author


The End Of Laissez-Faire : With The Scarce Original Wrapper


A Guide To Modern Cookery : With Related Ephemera


Oracles : The Biography Of An Art


Hermia And Some Other Poems : Number ‘1’ Of Only 240 Copies Printed : With The Full Page Wood-Engraving ‘The Bride’ By David Jones


Dream Come True


Tom Brown’s School Days : The Author Richard Adam’s Copy : Bound By Bayntum Riviere


Jephthah And Other Mysteries Lyrical and Dramatic


The Tale of Archais. A Romance in Verse


Count Karlstein : Signed By The Author


Rebecca : With A Photo And A H/W Card Both Signed By The Author