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Rare, Hard to Find Books

Primrose Hill Press prides itself on carrying a selection of cultural, legal, art history, and hobby books that are rare or in limited print. Primrose Hill Press’ focus is on specialty books that enrich and inspire like the detailed and beautiful history of wood engraving, the unique legal history of the former Soviet Union, and other niche hobbies and interests.

Experience a wide variety of topics brought to life in stunning detail with engravings from some of the most renowned engravers in the arts community, and educate yourself in the process!





Cover of limited edition of wood engravings by Hilary Paynter printed from the block and signed by the artist. Cover of signed limited edition of wood engravings by Harry Brockway depicting scenes from Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment cover of monumental, first of its kind book (480 pp.)  by Simon Brett, the renowned British wood engraver, containing a comprehensive study of wood engravers around the world with hundreds of magnificent color and black and white illustrations
The Engraver's Cut
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Crime and Punishment
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An Engraver's GLobe
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By Hilary Paynter. The Primrose Academy, 1996. Signed limited edition with wood engravings by Hilary Paynter printed from the block.
By Harry Brockway. The Primrose Academy, 1999. Signed limited edition with dramatic engravings by Harry Brockway illustrating Dostoevsky's novel, printed from the block.
By Simon Brett: Primrose Hill Press, 2002. First of its kind, comprehensive study of engravers around the world, containing several hundred magnificent color and black and white illustrations.
cover of signed limited edition of twelve wood engravings printed from the block providing a tour of the hallowed buildings and institutions of legal London by the world renowned British wood engraver Hilary Paynter limited edition of original wood engravings by Yvonne Skargon Cover of signed limited edition of The Russian Client, a legal thriller/espionage novel by Maryann Gashi-Butler based mostly in Moscow during the period of the dissolution of the USSR through 2003 featuring bookplates
Legal London Engraved
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The Engraver's Cut
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The Russian Client
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By Hilary Paynter. The Primrose Academy, 1998. Signed limited edition of wood engravings by Hilary Paynter depicting English legal institutions, printed from the block.
By Miriam Macgregor. The Primrose Academy, 2004. Signed limited edition with wood engravings by Miriam Macgregor printed from the block.

By Maryann Gashi-Butler. Primrose Hill Press, 2011. American lawyer in Moscow legal suspense thriller. Signed limited edition.
cover of the book The Life and Work of Robert Gibbings by Martin Andrews, Primrose Hill Press, the first substantial biography of Robert Gibbings with more than 400 illustrations Cover of Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia by Suzanne Massie. Cover of the book A Garden of My Own by Yvonne Skargon containing wood engravings depicting her garden
A Garden of my Own
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By Martin Andrews. Primrose Hill Press,2003. This is the first substantial biography of Robert Gibbings, the British engraver who may have done more than any other engraver to popularize the art of engraving. Contains more than 400 illustrations.
By Suzanne Massie, Simon and Schuster, 1980. A classic history of pre-revolutionary Russian culture, beautifully and vividly capturing Russia. A must read for any Russophile. Used. Good Condition. Hardback with dustjacket. By Yvonne Skargon. Silent Books, 1996. Skargon is known for her talent for creating enchanting engravings of nature and cats in particular. In this book she takes us for a delightful journey through her garden.

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