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M Richardson Rare Books

With the future of fairs uncertain at the moment, you can see a handful of our many books on this site. Better still, you can search most of the books we have in stock on our Abebooks storefront. We are constantly adding new stock online so do also contact us if you don't find what you want there. Copy this link: If there are any of these that you'd like to see photos of or ask for more information on then please do get in touch. M. Richardson Rare Books was formerly known as Mr. Books Bookshop and located on Tonbridge High Street in Kent, England for over 12 years up until July 2017. The shop is still there under new owners so, due to the sale of the bricks and mortar side of the business, it made sense to change our name to reflect this change of direction. (And we had to because the new owner liked the name so much it went with the business sale!) We now trade mainly online and at PBFA fairs up and down the country from our new base nestling in the foothills of the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds. We also exhibit at Bloomsbury Book Fairs in London a few times a year, and occasionally have a small selection of fine books for sale at select antique centres, such as Hemswell, in Lincolnshire. Whilst we don't specialise in anything in particular we do lean towards certain subjects such as collectable modern fiction and children's books, and also have many fishing books and topographical books & ephemera. But really we just sell rare and fine books on many subjects. The stock is being constantly replenished so it's always worth visiting us at one of the fairs. We travel far and wide to purchase quality collections so please feel free to call us.

Collection of British & Foreign War Medal Ribands which belonged to JFC Fuller


Collection of exactly what it says in the title. War medal ribands which are slotted in, three ribands to a strip, mostly six to a page. Starting with, and by way of example, "The Most Noble Order of the Garter 1334". Absolutely wonderful collection over some 13 pages housed in a blue cloth binding with gilt title lettering on the front and spine. Spink & Sons advertisement at the rear, promoting their Numismatists & Medals catalogue. Laid in is a promo leaflet for Decorations Etrangeres. A unique piece with great provenance having been given as a present by A.W.F. Fuller, the British anthropologist and ethnographic collector, to his brother, almost certainly therefore J.F.C. Fuller, the famous and infamous military historian, tank warfare pioneer and, later, right wing sympathizer. The light pencilled gift inscription reads: "Hoping it will be useful, from Walter 10/2/1906. This is one of a collection of books acquired from the descendants of Fuller. In all a unique piece.