About Us



non·pa·reil [non-puh-rel]


1. having no equal; peerless.


2. a person or thing having no equal.

—-3. a small pellet of colored sugar for decorating candy, cake, and cookies.

—-4. Printing.

——–a. a 6-point type.

——–b. a slug occupying 6 points of space between lines.

With over 40 years of experience in sourcing rare and collectable photographic book stock and prints from father to son, the Liverpool based on-line bookshop www.nonparielbooks.com was established in 2013 as a vehicle to turn this interest and passion into a business.


Direct contact – david.lockwood@nonpareilbooks.com


In the past few years we have sourced and sold outstanding items such as::

      • Antlitz der Zeit – August Sander, 1936
      • Vietnam Inc. – Philip Jones Griffiths, 1971  (very rare hardback)
      • The Seventh Wave – 2000, Trent Park and Narelle Autio (signed by Trent Park and Narelle Autio)
      • 50 Photographs  – George Dureau, 1985 (special slipcase edition of 100 signed by George Dureau and Edward Lucie-Smith)
      • Les Nus De Drtikol – Frantisek Drtikol, 1929 (very rare first edition folio of 30 prints)
      • William Eggleston’s Guide – William Eggleston, 1976  (signed)

This website is a showcase for a selection of the best and most interesting of the books or prints collected or for sale by Nonpareil Books. For safety, security and support, our customers can currently only purchase books and prints through our e-commerce shop on the Untitled-3 online marketplace and when you click on a book page you will be taken its page on AbeBooks where it can be purchased and when you click on a book page you will be taken its page on AbeBooks where it can be purchased. Please click here for full listing – Nonpareil Books Full AbeBooks Listing



Notable Sold Books


Bill Brandt ‘The English at Home’ (1936 1st Edition) – Sold

This is a very good copy of a notoriously fragile and highly sought after ground ...
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Bill Burke ‘I Want To Take Picture’ – Sold

The book is in 'near fine' condition and has just a trace of surface wear ...
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David Bailey ‘Goodbye Baby & Amen’ (signed by Bailey and Terence Stamp) – Sold

This is a very rare and unique original 1970 1st Corgi edition softcover as it ...
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Diane Arbus (1st Edition) ‘Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph’ – Sold

The classic Aperture monograph that established Diane Arbus' prominence. Book is in good general condition ...
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Ed Van Der Elsken ‘Love on the Left Bank’ – Sold

 One of the first photobooks to record the nascent flowering of rebellious youth culture in ...
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theatres – Sold

This lavish book is the only complete collection of Sugimoto's renowned Theatres photographs. First edition ...
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John Barrington ‘Anthropometry and Anatomy’ (signed and bound in burgundy leather) – Sold

First 1953 Deluxe Edition hardback uniquely bound in burgundy leather with gold embossed lettering to ...
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John Gossage ‘The Pond’ – Sold

'John Gossage's The Pond was ground breaking when published in 1985 and remains one of ...
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Karel Hajek ‘Norimberk: Zlocin A Soud’ (Nuremberg: Crime and Court) – Sold

A striking and vital pictorial documentation of the 1945/46 Nuremberg trial in the aftermath of ...
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Kate Moss ‘Kate’ (with signed print) – Sold

This is the rare 1995 1st edition hardcover which comes with the original signed print ...
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Kishin Shinoyama ‘Olele Olala’ – Sold

Shinoyama's inimitable look at the decadence of Rio de Janeiro at Carnival time. First edition ...
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Kohei Yoshiyuki ‘The Park’ – Sold

First edition hardback, unopened and still in publishers shrink wrap, but with very small bump ...
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Les Krims ‘Fictcryptokrimsographs’ (signed) – Sold

This first edition softcover is in near fine condition with a small amount of edge ...
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Martin Parr ‘Small World – A Global Photographic Project, 1987-94′ (signed) – Sold

Parr's investigation looks at tourism worldwide. First edition, hard cover in near fine/very good general ...
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Masahisa Fukase ‘The Solitude of the Ravens’ (with slip case) – Sold

This is the beautifully reproduced 2008 Rathole Gallery limited edition of 1000 housed in slipcase ...
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