John Drury Rare Books


John Drury Rare Books
John Drury Rare Books was founded by David Edmunds in 1971. We have been a member of the ABA and ILAB for over thirty years. The firm has always specialised in antiquarian and rare books, pamphlets and broadsides mainly printed between about 1600 and 1900 in the human and social sciences. We usually also stock a small number of manuscripts and autograph letters in these same subject areas. Although most of our books tend to be in English, we also frequently have in stock material in other languages.

We work from home in rural Essex. Prearranged visits are welcome, and, with prudent timing, visitors can usually expect a half-decent working lunch. Our cottage is in East Anglia on the Essex / Suffolk border and there is a marvellous view of the Stour Estuary Nature Reserve. 


 Strandlands, Wrabness, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2TX