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Collectors from as far afield as China, Australia and the Middle East buy from this London-based family business specialising in rare and antique books. Its 2021 catalogue, titled Love in Literature, includes special editions of works by Sappho, Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde. Under Pom Harrington, 45, the son of the company’s founder, profits grew to £3.4 million in 2019, driven by a 41 per cent increase in the average price of the items it sold to £3,850.

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Company details
Year2021
Rank79
CompanyPeter Harrington
ActivityRare book seller
LocationCentral London
Annual profit growth41.00%
Latest profits £000s3,380
Latest sales £000s25,488
Staff40
Founded1969
Websitewww.peterharrington.co.uk

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