Fahrenheit 451 Antiquarian Booksellers

Staalwijkstraat 12, 2313XR Leiden,

Contacts: Laurens Heij

We specialise in rare and collectable books.  Specialisations include 16th-19th century books, detective fiction, bibliophile printing, China, India, Indonesia, graphic art and design, photobooks and miscellaneous/ quirky.

Exhibitor's Highlights

[Buddhism]. Thai illustrated Phra Malai buddhist manuscript, Khmer script


[Theatre. Photography]. Paris-Theatre, Journal programme hebdomadaire paraissant le Jeudi [continued as:] Paris-Portrait. Year 1-3 and 5-6. Rare extensive run of 276 issues with 276 original woodburytype portrait photographs.


Der wilde Garten. Viertes - Funftes Tausend (1928). [Extremely rare banned lesbian novel in its original expressive dustjacket]


[Hermannsburg Mission Zulu].Inncwadi yokubala. [Extremely rare - only 1 copy in WorldCat (New York)]


Dee Goong An. Three Murder Cases solved by Judge Dee. An old Chinese detective novel translated from the original Chinese with an introduction and notes. [Signed; in pristine condition with ORIGINAL PROTECTIVE DUSTJACKET].


Unique commemorative album to be presented to the London based “Arts Club” on Dover Street, Mayfair, by 30 Belgian World War I refugee artists


Strange Stories, vol.1, no.1 (February 1939). Pulp magazine


Collection of 14 theatre programmes with different spectacular graphic designs by Dolly Rüdeman, ca. 1920-1930, quarto (25 x 16,2 cm.)


Catalogus tentoonstelling der werken van Walter Crane 1 Febr. tot 1 Mei 1903. Museum van Kunstnijverheid, Haarlem. [First exhibition of Walter Cranin The Netherlands].


And The Ass Saw The Angel. [One of 75 numbered and signed copies of the deluxe edition bound in black full grained morocoo].


Napoléon le Grand. Médaillons historiques par un ancien Soldat de l'Empire. Series of 89 circular engravings (incl. title)


JHK planaxol chromatographic book


Handpainted glass magic lantern slide depicting death (a skeleton) riding a fantastic beast with a human head against a nocturnal background


. "Where the Wild Roses Grow", ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH SONG LYRIC, as recorded by Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue on the masterpiece album Murder Ballads (1996)


"Beschrijving van de Paarden Wapenzaal in de Tower te London." [A description of the Line of Kings in the Tower of London]. Original Dutch language manuscript with drawings


Signal for Invasion.


Riley of the Special Branch. [Rare first edition in original dustjacket with original inserted reply card]


G-Man. [Rare first edition in original dustjacket]


The Romance of Elaine. (More exploits of Craig Kennedy, the famous Clutching Hand detective). [Rare first edition in original dustjacket]


The Triumph of Elaine. (Further exploits of Craig Kennedy). [Rare first edition in original dustjacket]


Master i Margarita. Roman [The Master and Margarita]


Doctor Zhivago. Roman. (Title originally in Cyrillic characters). [Rare CIA funded Russian language edition 1959]


(Months of the year). "Januier" [Janvier] - "Decembre". Complete series of twelve engravings to the months of the year


Fleurs Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de la Flore et de la Pomone de l’Ile de Java


Dialogues des courtisanes. Traduit du grec par Charles Astruc. Illustrated with 35 original lithographs by Aristide Maillol


Hoe de Vogels aan een Koning kwamen. Eene Vogelgeschiedenis. Gevolgd naar een oude legende. Geteekend door: Th. van Hoytema. [PROOF-COPY handcoloured by Th. van Hoytema on large paper/ Copy of the so-called "Prachtuitgave"]


Contemporary full dark green morocco with three onlaid multi-coloured gilt medaillions, bevelled edges, spine gilt witth raised bands by Bernard H. Kiernan, top edge gilt


English Grammer for use in Russia at school and at home. [Angliyska Grammatika]. [Unrecorded Harbin imprint, not in OCLC].


Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period with an Essay on Chinese Sex Life from the Han to the Ch’ing Dynasty, B.C. 206-A.D. 1644. [Facsimile edition ca. 1970].


Le Theatre De La Guerre, Dans Les Pays-Bas, Ou Representation Des Principales Villes qui sont en Flandres (...) Part I-II.


Murder comes home. [Rare first edition in original dustjacket]


. L'an. Poemes de Thomas Braun. Illustré de Franz M. Melchers. Disbound copy with all plates and title-page placed under passepartout.


Biblia sacra [1657]. Illustrate with ca.1200 woodcuts by Christoffel van Sichem, after Dürer, Lucas van Leyden, Holbein, Penez, Goltzius (…).


SHV 1896-1996. (SHV-book or Think-book, English edition)