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Type & Forme

Mark James FLS
Anke Timmermann PhD, FLS
Office No 4, Grantham Museum, St Peter's Hill
Grantham, NG31 6PY
United Kingdom
Opening Hours
Book room open by appointment.
+44 (0) 7933 597 798

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Type & Forme ABA PBFA, specialises in rare and antiquarian books and manuscripts. We also advise on auctions and undertake commission bids, and assist with collection development and management. Established by Mark James FLS and Anke Timmermann PhD (Cantab.), FLS, Type & Forme is more than just a bookshop: we also research, present and publish on rare books and their history.

Type & Forme is located in Grantham, the Lincolnshire town in which the young Isaac Newton was first educated, and the home to famous historic libraries, from the 16th-century chained Trigge Library at St Wulframs (originally just 240 titles) to the library of Belton House (ca 11,000 volumes). Our book room and office at the Grantham Museum, in the historic heart of Grantham, may be visited on appointment, and we also exhibit at national and international book fairs.


  • Bibliography
  • Literature
  • Modern first editions
  • Natural history
  • Science and technology
  • Travel

Other Specialities

Manuscripts, Early Printing, English & International Literature, Private Press & Artists' Books, Performing Arts, Photography, History of Ideas, History of the Book, Food & Drink

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