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Established 1993

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 Provenance:  “The Papers of James Hilton” sold at Christie’s Los Angeles, 18th November, 1999 (lot 83).   



      One of the most celebrated and best-loved novels of the 20th century, LOST HORIZON, in 1933, introduced “Shangri-La” to the English language and remains the 20th century’s most renowned fictional vision of modern utopia...




First editions, original manuscripts, autograph letters, and other desiderata related to the life and works of English author and poet Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

  Established in 1993 and located just north of San Francisco in beautiful Marin County, we are antiquarian booksellers dealing primarily in desirable 19th Century English and American Literature, both first editions and manuscripts, with a special emphasis on superb original condition and a particular interest in the works of Thomas Hardy.


     We also have on hand a choice variety of high quality first editions representing the burgeoning collecting field of “Literature Into Film.”  Thus you’ll find an array  of quality mystery, detective, and children’s high spot fiction.


      Lakin & Marley has an unreasonably small but select stock; we prefer to buy and sell only those books which we ourselves love and can take pride in handling.  We are members in good standing of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian booksellers.


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