BUYING RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS WORLDWIDE
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We are respected members of ILAB, ( The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) whose emblem stands for integrity and professionalism in the rare book trade. We have been in rare book business for more than 35 years.
During that time we have built lasting connections with institutions and private collectors worldwide. Our carefully built relationships means we can often pay more for your material with the immediate needs of important end clients in mind. Thousands of books have passed through our hands and we are very experienced when it comes to making fair market evaluations. In these days of the internet, we do not need to see books and manuscripts in person in order to give you a preliminary idea of what your items are worth. Just send us an e-mail with the author, title and year of the book together with a few pictures and that will do the trick.
We buy antiquarian material, not second hand books. This means as a rule of thumb that we are particularly interested in books printed before 1800, travel books, important illustrated books, early printed works, incunabula, atlases and (illuminated) manuscripts. Naturally there are exceptions for important books. We also specialize in manuscript material, handwritten journals, logbooks, archives, drawing books because they are per definition unique. I started out book selling when I lived in Istanbul and developed a keen interest in all things Middle Eastern, manuscripts, books, maps, photographs. In this case it does not matter if the material you offer us is 20th century.
We can offer immediate payment and travel to the UK or anywhere in Europe in a heartbeat for important and interesting material. We have handled important estate collections and are generous with our time and expertise, whether you want to sell or not. The only thing we cannot provide are appraisals for legal and insurance purposes.
For material you wish to sell, we pay 100% of shipping costs and handle if needed any export licenses.
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