R.A. Gekoski: Dealing in Rare Books and Manuscripts Since 1984

One of the world's leading specialist dealers in modern English, Irish and American Literature, including first editions,
association copies, manuscripts and archives, and artworks with literary associations.

Established in 1982, R. A. Gekoski Booksellers is one of the world’s leading specialist dealers in modern English, Irish and American literature, including first editions, association copies, manuscripts and archives, and artworks with literary associations.

Based in Wiltshire, we source material of the highest quality, rarity, and scholarly and collecting interest. We are particularly interested in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Irish literature (Yeats and Wilde); twentieth century modernism (Conrad, Pound, Joyce, Eliot, Beckett); expatriate small press publishers in Paris (Black Sun, Obelisk Press); the Bloomsbury Group in both its literary and artistic guises; and also later twentieth century British and Irish poetry (Larkin, Hughes, Plath and Heaney). We specialise in association copies of important American and English books.

We have a long-standing interest in buying and selling literary art, a category which for us includes: pictures and other images of, and by, literary figures; pictures of and by members of the Bloomsbury Group; Eric Gill, David Jones, and their circle; Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism.

We exhibit at the New York and London bookfairs.

Services offered by R. A. Gekoski Booksellers include valuations, auction commissions, as well as institutional placement of significant archives. We are always interested in purchasing books, letters, manuscripts, photographs and artworks.

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DARKE PUBLISHED IN US - November 8 2017

DARKE PUBLISHED IN US - November 8 2017

Darke will be published in the US on November 8 2017.
CANONGATE ACQUIRES RICK GEKOSKI’S DARKE

CANONGATE ACQUIRES RICK GEKOSKI’S DARKE

Jenny Todd, Publisher at Canongate, has acquired World Rights in DARKE, Rick Gekoski’s debut novel, from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge and White. Jenny Todd says: “DARKE is a stunning and distinctive novel full of living, learning and reading....
Peter O'Toole personal archive aquired by University of Texas

Peter O'Toole personal archive aquired by University of Texas

I'm pleased to say we that acted as agents for the April 2017 aquisition of Peter O'Toole's personal archive by the University of Texas. The personal archive of Peter O’Toole, including bundles of letters, unpublished manuscripts, photographs and props,...
British Library acquires archive of Dame Joan Bakewell

British Library acquires archive of Dame Joan Bakewell

We are pleased to announce that we acted as agents for the sale of Dame Joan's papers to the British Library. Joan Bakewell is one of the most important cultural figures of the post-War years. A journalist, broadcaster, writer and eminent member of...
Ransom Center Acquires Archive of Kazuo Ishiguro

Ransom Center Acquires Archive of Kazuo Ishiguro

I'm pleased to say we acted as agents for August 2015 sale of Kazuo Ishiguro's remarkable archive to the University of Texas.

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