List 97: Last Orders – a final selection from our stock

Hugh Pagan has decided to retire from active participation in the antiquarian book trade,in which he has worked since January 1973, initially as an employee and director of B.Weinreb Architectural Books Ltd, and from the end of 1986 onwards as managing director of his own firm, Hugh Pagan Limited. He will from now onwards be concentrating on his non-book trade interests, and the present list is the last one that will be issued by Hugh Pagan Limited.

Hugh Pagan Limited has issued over the last thirty-seven years 75 illustrated catalogues with extensive scholarly descriptions of all books featured in them, together with 97 numbered lists in which the books have been catalogued to similar standards. The present list rounds off the firm’s cataloguing output by offering a final selection from our stock.

Some of the titles chosen for this short list (54 items) are titles which for one reason or another have never been offered by us for sale, while others are titles now being offered, as a final gesture of goodwill, at lower prices than they have been offered by us historically. All are however, in our view, books well worth having, and we hope that many of them will find good long-term homes with our customers.

Hugh has been most grateful to his customers for the interest that they have taken in the books that he has offered for sale over this long period. It has always given him very considerable pleasure to fill gaps in the holdings both of private collectors and of institutional libraries, and he would like to take this opportunity to record his thanks to all those who have at any time purchased books from Hugh Pagan Limited.