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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 the book Sherlockian Bookplates by W. E. Butler which contains more than 50 Sherlockian bookplates and discusses the overlapping world of bookplate collectors and "Sherlockians." 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 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
Sherlockian Bookplates
Our Price: $17.95
Legal London Engraved
Our Price: $350.00
By W E Butler.Cambridge:Silent Books, 1992. Sherlock Holmes has inspired his own iconography in bookplate design and left his own mysteries. Illustrations of more than 50 ex libris (bookplates) classified as Sherlockiana.Hardback. $17.95
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 Hilary Paynter. London: The Primrose Academy (an imprint of Primrose Hill Press), 1998. A signed limited edition of twelve wood engravings printed from the block providing a tour of the institutions of legal London accompanied by text explaining the significance of each location. Bound in patterned boards with gold lettering on buckram spine. 135 numbered copies. Individual prints available.
Signed original wood engraving by Miriam Macgregor. Signed wood engraving by Harry Brockway Cover of signed limited edition of wood engravings by Harry Brockway depicting scenes from Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Our Price: $350.00
Signed original wood engraving by Miriam Macgregor. 25 numbered copies (2nd printing) signed by the artist. This engraving is also sold  on our website as part of a beautifully bound collection of original engravings in the signed limited edition book The Engraver's Cut. Signed original wood engraving by Harry Brockway. 50 numbered copies signed by the artist. This engraving is also sold on our website as part of a beautifully bound collection of original engravings in the signed limited edition book Crime and Punishment. By Harry Brockway. The Primrose Academy (an imprint of Primrose Hill Press), 1999. A signed limited edition with fourteen dramatic wood engravings produced from the block as illustrations for Dostoevsky's novel . Bound in attractive brown patterned boards with gold lettering on buckram spine. 135 numbered copies signed by the artist. Individual signed prints available.
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 Cover of signed limited edition of The Russian Client, a legal thriller/espionage novel by Maryann Gashi-Butler limited edition of original wood engravings by Yvonne Skargon
An Engraver's Globe
Our Price: $99.00
The Russian Client
Our Price: $20.00
The Engraver's Cut
Our Price: $350.00
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.
By Maryann Gashi-Butler. Primrose Hill Press, 2011. This provocative fictional legal thriller chronicles the fall of Soviet power and the rise of the Russian oligarchs through the eyes of ordinary people swept up in explosive times. The profound disturbance of existing societal norms which undermined Russian values in the 1990s continues to haunt Russia's relations with the West today. Was the latest Ukrainian Crimean conflict inevitable? Limited edition of 50 signed copies.
By Yvonne Skargon. The Primrose Academy (an imprint of Primrose Hill Press), 2004. Thirty original wood engravings chosen by the artist printed from the block with autobiographical note. Bound in boards with gold lettering on buckram spine. 135 numbered copies signed by the artist. Individual prints available.

The Secret Lives of Bookplate Collectors

Few collectors are more obsessed with detail than bookplate collectors or more inclined to sit in amiable silence with fellow enthusiasts comparing collections. Their role in quietly furthering international cooperation is little known. Yet, it is a remarkable fact that during the past two centuries bookplate collectors have ignored cold wars and international tensions and military interventions in pursuit of their mutual respect and love of the Book to meet, to talk and to compare their collections. Read More