Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities is currently undergoing some work. In the meantime I can be browsed on www.abebooks.com    and  contactable via jonathan@kearnsrarebooks.com

A selection of my current lists and catalogues can be viewed or downloaded here, and you can feel free to make any enquiries, talk to me about any titles you might be looking for, or request an assessment of anything you might have unearthed.

My apologies for what is little more than a placeholder website, but I hope to be able to offer something a little more exciting soon.


Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities, ABA, ILAB, PBFA: All things of interest; anything lost or forgotten, a smattering of classics and high points in all fields, pretty things, smart things, and some pretty smart things both old and new. Pirates, highwaymen, itinerant peoples, freaks and exiles, eccentrics and explorers, interesting associations, blistering stories, and the downright mad. Our interest lies in all those who travelled further than they should, saw what they shouldn’t, and didn’t necessarily live to tell the tale. This is clearly a disconcertingly wide brief, and we fully intend to cover as much of it as possible.


Books bought and sold, all assistance offered free of charge, all queries immediately responded to. Please feel free to contact us with any requests, wants or questions.