You won't find a better selection of rare and antiquarian booksellers anywhere. Our booksellers are experts in their fields and you will find a vast array of highly collectible and valuable books on any subject. Look through our directory to find a bookseller specializing in an area that interests you most.

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Abbey Antiquarian Books are antiquarian booksellers established in the Cotswolds for over twenty years. We have general stock and specialise in early illustrated and children's books and pop-ups.

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Adab Books is located in Cambridge and their specialties are Middle East, North Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Arabia, Turkey and Balkans, Mediaeval Spain, Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan and Islam, Zoroastrianism, Orthodox Christianity.

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ADC Books: Based in Gloucestershire England, ADC searches worldwide for rare and unusual Antiquarian and modern fiction books, buyers and sellers of higher value and excellent condition books. Tolkien specialists.

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Specialization: J.R.R. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, The Inklings, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, A.A. Milne, J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, Children's, Modern Fiction.

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Addison Philips: Addison Philips Military Books, based in Croydon, in the UK, specialise in rare and used books dealing with the military history of the British Empire and Commonwealth. Almost every territory from Alberta to Zanzibar is covered, with a special emphasis on India and Pakistan, Canada, Australia, Africa, and New Zealand. Regimental histories are a speciality, with a large selection of rare items dealing with the old Indian Army. A large number of titles covering the regiments and corps of the Canadian Militia, Australian Military Forces, New Zealand Army and South African Army are available. Included are a remarkable list of war histories of units of the AIF, CEF, and NZEF and hard to find or rare titles dealing with units raised in Iraq, Jordan, and the Far East. A smaller selection of titles dealing with purely British regiments and units and genealogical subjects are also available.

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Adrian Harrington Rare Books: is located in London, and their specialties are Rare and Antiquarian Books, Voyages And Travel, Literature, Bound Library Sets, Illustrated, Natural History, Children's Books, Harry Potter, Fore-edge Paintings and Winston Churchill.

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Alex Alec-Smith Books: is located in Hull, and their specialties are Byron and the Romantic Poets, Slang Dictionaries, Bibliography and East Yorkshire Topography.

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Amwell Book Company : is a bookshop specializing in Architecture, Art, Photography, Applied Arts, Modern First Editions, Children's and Illustrated Books and other interesting and rare books.

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Andersen and Deuchar: Andersen and Deuchar of Northumberland, UK has a number of Signed/Limited Edition/Antiquarian etc books on offer plus numerous other books awaiting cataloguing which could also be included.

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Antiquariat Inlibris: Antiquariat Inlibris is located in Vienna, Austria, and specializes in early printing and rare books from the period of incunabula to the mid-19th century, as well as in autographs, manuscripts, and complete estates of important personalities of the sciences and the arts. Among our more prominent current offers are 38 partly unpublished letters by Franz Kafka (1.5 million USD), the Nuremberg humanist Hartmann Schedel's lost family chronicle in a contemporary manuscript copy (350,000 USD), and one of the earliest German editions of the "Hortus sanitatis", printed in 1486, with its landmark botanical illustrations (USD 106,000).

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Any Amount of Books: Our second-hand bookshop is in the centre of London. We have about 30,000 books. The shop is 50 yards from Leicester Square station, on the edge of Covent Garden and the Chinese quarter. We are close to many theatres and within spitting distance of Soho & Piccadilly--well worth a detour when in the mighty city.

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Specialization: Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art, poetry, scholarly/academic books, antiquarian, leather bound sets,bookplates, general stock.

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Asia Private Library: A treasure-house in The Netherlands for collectors of valuable books (rare & out of print) on the Arts and Cultures of Asia – Architecture, Religion, Ethnography, Theatre, Folk-Arts, Travel, Painting, Dance, Sculpture, Archaeology, and more! All books in good condition and at reasonable prices.

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Attic Books: is located in Suffolk England. We have a large increasing stock of rare and out of print books, first editions and collectibles, paperback and hardback - including popular fiction, childrens books and non fiction. Our free book search service can also help locate books from all over the world. Send me details by e-mail or call me and I’ll do my best to help you find a copy.

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Beaumont Travel Books: Antiquarian booksellers for over 35 years and now are well-known throughout the bookselling world for the interest and superlative condition of our stock. A member of the ABA, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of the U.K, a 50 year old collective and the ILAB, the International League of Antiquarian booksellers. These organizations, composed of the leading booksellers worldwide, require their member booksellers to have a proven track record of experience and to abide by a detailed code of ethics.

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Specialization: Travel and exploration, Military History, Middle East, Africa, The Americas, Australasia and Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Far East and Maritime.

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Bernard J Shapero Rare Books is located in London, Greater London and their specialties are Travel, Colour plate books, European literature, Natural history, Children's and illustrated, English literature, Modern first editions and Baedeker Guides.

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Bernard Quaritch Ltd is located in London, and their specialties are Antiquarian Books, Science, Travel, Art, Human Sciences, Manuscripts, English and Literature.

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Biblion: Biblion is an Antiquarian book shop within the heart of Mayfair at Grays Antique Market, London. Biblion has a large and varied collection, enough even for the most esoteric collector. The shop is particularly comprehensive in modern firsts, children’s books, illustrated books, fine leather bindings and country sport. Major dealers include Adrian Harrington, Paul Foster, Ian Hodgkins and Chelsea Books. Most of the Biblion dealers are specialists, with areas that include Judaica and the ancient Near East, bibliography, Victorian literature, science and medicine, travel and explorations and music. With only three or four of the same title in at any one time, there is scope for greater variety on the shelves – enough to suit any customer’s needs.

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Blackwell's Rare Books is located in Oxford, Oxfordshire and their specialties are Bibliography, Sets, Modern Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions, Private Press, Juvenilia, General Antiquarian and Antiquarian English Literature.

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Bookcase: is a very large secondhand and antiquarian bookshop situated in the heart of merrie Carlisle between the castle and the cathedral. Our extensive stock covers all subjects in depth, but we have particularly good selections of Cumbrian books, music ( including four rooms of sheet music), classical lps, literature, theology and history. Our antiquarian and rare bookroom is also worthy of close inspection. We sell a wide range of antiquarian maps and prints, fine art paintings and carry one of the country’s largest stocks of new classical cds.

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The Booksniffer

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Specialization: Small Press limited editions, Limited Editions Club issues, Heritage Press, Folio Society, Cheap Street, Arion Press, Franklin and Easton Press, and many signed first editions. Poetry, Fiction, Young Adult.

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Camden Books: Camden Books, established in June 1984, are specialist dealers in rare antiquarian and modern scholarly books. Our specialist online catalogues include Architecture and Civil Engineering, Economics, Mathematics and Physics, Philosophy, History of Art, Ancient History, Medieval and Byzantine History.

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Chapterhouse Books: We have recently given up selling from our own shop and concentrating on online selling. We specialize in seeking out of print and hard to find copies. Or areas of specialization are History, Biography, Military History, Equine subjects, Children's Books, Reference/Text books, Religion and Vintage Fiction.

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Charles Agvent: Established in 1987, Charles Agvent carries a diverse and select stock of 5000+ items from Incunables to Modern First Editions. Major specialties include Autographs and Signed Books (strong in Presidential and Literary), African-American Literature and History, Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Hand-colored Plate Books, and Limited Editions Club books. We are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) as well as the Manuscript Society and the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC). Please feel free to contact us with any wants or offerings.

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Cole & Contreras Books / Sylvan Cole Gallery is located in Sitges, a beautiful seaside town near Barcelona. We specialize in art books, original prints, books illustrated with original prints, bibliography, French books, and medieval literature (in fact, we have just published the first bibliography of first editions of medieval French texts).

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D.B. Waters Rare Books are based in Ludlow, England. We are established specialist booksellers of rare, signed, and collectors' quality, modern 1st editions in all genres. Books laced with contemporary and long-term appeal, distinguished by fine condition and the touch of the unique.

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David Batterham: I am a rare-book dealer in London. My business is mainly by catalogue (and ABE of course). I specialise in Caricature Journals and caricature generally; in l9th Century Trade Catalogues; Universal Exhibitions, Architecture and l9th and 20th Century Fashion Magazines, Decoration and Ornament (particularly pattern books)

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Davies Fine Books: Davies Fine Books is based in Worcester, England, but we are also part of Biblion and have a stand at the BiblionMayfair shop in London's West End. We take part in book and antique fairs throughout England and Wales, and are regularly at the monthly Bloomsbury Book Fair.

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Specializations: literature, travel, topography, natural history, gardening, illustrated books.

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Dorset Rare Books: Located in Salisbury UK, Dorset Rare Books specialises in Antiquarian, Local History and Topography of Dorset and Wiltshire, Art, and Military books.

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Elmfield Books: Elmfield Books is a Birmingham based book business and is a member of the PBFA exhibiting at bookfairs mainly in the Midlands as well as online bookselling. Although most of my stock would not be considered rare I do generally have a number of rare and antiquarian books in stock in my speciality areas of Birmingham and West Midlands topography and Food and Cookery.

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Forgotten Words I started selling books in 1975. Worked to learn for about 6 years selling books in London and running for one or two bookshops. I then started to work for various auction rooms as a freelance valuer. I have spent the best part of the past 20 years working for various auction companies as a book and ephemera valuer. I have now given that side of things up and am back working full time as a dealer.

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Fortune Greek Books : Located in West Hampstead, London, business is by post or appointment. Regular catalogues issued in the fields of 19th & early 20th century literature (including academic books), women writers & women's history, art monographs. Members: PBFA.

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Gert Jan Bestebreurtje: is located in Vianen, near Utrecht, The Netherlands. We are member of the ILAB, and have been in business since 1981. Please contact us for further details. We issue catalogues. Our specialization: Old and Rare Books on: Maritime- and Colonial History, Voyages, Travel and Exploration, Indonesia, Surinam, Netherlands Antilles. Browse or search our stock

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Grahame Thornton: Grahame Thornton, the sole proprietor, has spent 35 years in the book trade, the first 17 in academic and professional publishing, since then in retailing. He operates from home where his stock is available for viewing by appointment. Sales are through mail-order, internet and fairs.

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Specialization: Antiquarian, early Penguins, medical (new, remainder and second-hand), topography, travel, history, transport, military, biography, home interests.

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Haemersbooks carries a general stock, including books by and about T.E. Lawrence and items connected with Castle Hill Press. We sell special editions and proofs from the press through Haemersbooks. I am consulted from time to time about T.E.Lawrence items by leading auction houses and dealers. Correspondence in English or French.

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Specialization: T.E. Lawrence

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Hugh Pagan is located in London and specialises in rare and out of print books and periodicals in the field of architecture, architectural history and the allied arts. We also offer books on town planning, building construction, interior decoration and ornament, furniture, sculpture, landscape gardening and other related subjects. Illustrated catalogues are issued regularly.

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Ian Dyer Cricket Books

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Specialization: Sport: Cricket

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Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers is located in London, Greater London and their specialties are fine, rare & interesting books & manuscripts, English Literature, pre. 1920., Charles Dickens, 1st, early editions., all Dickensiana, the Romantics, 1790-1850., English Language & Education, pre. 1920, 18thC &, primarily 19thC English books, Economics, Politics, Social History, pre. 1920., Women Writers, pre. 1920., 17thC & 18thC books & pamphlets. and Plays & Theatre, pre. 1920.

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Jay's Books is an ABA and ILAB member located in Edinburgh, UK, specializing in out-of-print and antiquarian books on science and technology, natural history, botany and gardening.

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John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd, located in Cheltenham, UK, is a long-established dealer in autograph letters, historical documents and textual manuscripts, together with signed photographs and other related material having a close association with historical figures in all fields.

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Jonkers Rare Books: is located in Henley on Thames, OXON and their specialties are Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions, Jessie M King, Beatrix Potter, Children's Classics, Nineteenth Century Literature, Ian Fleming/James Bond and Agatha Christie.

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Ken Spelman Rare Books is located in York and their specialties are Gardening & Landscape, Aesthetics, Fine Antiquarian, History, Architecture, Art, Literature, 18th Century, Illustrated Books and Guide Books.

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Kennys Bookshop is located in Galway, and their specialties are Antiquarian and Out of Print catalogues on African Topography, Sociology, Politics and Literature., All Aspects of the Irish Experience, All aspects of Asian History and Society, Macro and Micro Economics. The Balkans and Middle East, Russian and Soviet History and Literature. Womens Studies and Feminism., Jewish Studies and the Holocaust. Gureilla Movements., Labour History, History of Ideas and Human Thought, International Espionage and Human Rights.

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The Little Book Store, is located in England and specialises in Children’s Illustrated Books. In addition to a general interest in different illustration styles and techniques we have a particular interest in pop-ups / movables and children’s aviation related books. We also stock a selection of non English language children’s books.

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The London Bookworm - for over 30,000 out of print and rare books and Modern First Editions for the books you thought you could never find in this wide world .

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Lloyds of Kew prides itself on its fine and varied botanical and horticultural stock. Thousands of title's available for the student, collector and gift buying public.

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Maggs Bros. Ltd is located in London, and their specialties are Travel Books, English-language literature of all periods, Continental books including incunabula, Natural History and Science, Military History, Autographs and Manuscripts, Illuminated manuscripts and miniatures, Fine printing, illustrated books and Bookbindings.

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Mark Sutcliffe: Quality stock, carefully selected. First and rare editions, signed and inscribed books, bought and sold. Lists issued. Wants lists welcome. Family business. Private premises. P.B.F.A.

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Specialization: Mystery and detective fiction, especially the Golden Age (1920-1945), The Crime Club (Collins), modern first editions, rare books, signed and inscribed books, children's books, Dashiell Hammett & Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes titles), Evelyn Waugh.

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Naomi Symes Books (of Cheshire, England) specialises in women's history, social history, labour history, Victorian studies, women writers, women's literature, suffragettes, eighteenth century, history of poverty, history of education. Established 1994. A member of the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association, we provide a friendly, helpful and efficient service to academics, academic institutions, collectors and history enthusiasts worldwide.

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Neil Holliday:I have a special interest in first editions such writers as Iain Banks, William Boyde, John Banville, J.G.Ballard, Beryl Bainbridge, Edna O'Brien, Robert Nye, Andre Brink, many others. I adhere as closely as possible to first editions, and these can range from such diverse characters as Rasputin to Terry Waite, Kruschev to Margaret Thatcher, Bill Deedes to Bill Gates, Marlene Dietrich to Mo Mowlen.

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Specialization: Modern first editions

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Peter Bell Rare Books: is located in Edinburgh, UK and their specialties are General Antiquarian, Pamphlets, Local imprints, British History, Scholarly, Sermons, Victorian, Scottish, English literature and Collections.

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Peter Ellis, Bookseller: is located in London and their specialties are Modern First Editions, Literature, Novels, Poetry, Signed and inscribed books, Twentieth-century illustrated books and History.

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Peter Harrington Antiquarian Bookseller : is located in London, and their specialties are Modern First Editions, English & American Literature, Children's & Illustrated Books, Bound Sets, Voyage, Travel & Atlases, Landmarks in Science & History, Fine Bindings, Colour -Plate Books, Fore-Edge Paintings and Original Artwork & Illustrations.

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Peter Moore, Bookseller: established 1970, is located in Cambridge UK and operates from office/storeroom premises. Stock is 50% general antiquarian and secondhand 50% Australia and the Pacific. We are members of the PBFA and BCSA.

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Post Mortem Books: a leader in the field of crime and mystery fiction since 1979. Based in Sussex, England, Ralph Spurrier the owner, has handled some of the rarest items within his specialisation over the intervening 25 years. Also the leading UK supplier of new signed first editions.

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Specialization: Crime and Mystery Fiction, Children's Fiction, Harry Potter, Naval and Military Fiction, Signed First Editions.

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R & A Petrilla: We appraise books and documents in many different fields for purposes of tax-deductible gifts, insurance, estate settlement, etc.

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Specialization: We focus on American music (folk, country & western, jazz, blues), African-American studies, 19th-century history and travel, manuscripts, and ephemera.

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The Reading Tower: Located in Bath, Banes.

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Specialization: Literature, Architecture, Early Travel, Esoterica, Classics, English History

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Roz Hulse Ltd: I have a good selection of Beautiful Books, Maps and Printed Papers. I tend to focus on Illustrated, Natural History and Private Press books, also Decorative Maps and Prints. I make every effort to have personal contact with my customers to ensure they are completely happy with the item they have purchase and the service they have receive.

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S. Miraglia: is located in 69227 Lyon Cedex 2, - and their specialties are Livres anciens, XVème et XVI ème siècle, Renaissance-Humanisme, Incunables- Erudition, Voyages and Sciences.

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Sims Reed Ltd: is located in London, and their specialties are fine art reference, monographs, modern illustrated books, catalogues raisonnes and antiquarian.

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Simon Finch Rare Books: is located in London, and their specialties are 15th-20th Century Literature, Medicine, History, Sets, Philosophy, Science, Architecture, Autographs, Humanities and Economics.

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Smitskamp Oriental Antiquarium: is located in Leiden, Zuid-Holland and their specialties are Oriental Languages & Cultures, Classical Languages and Cultures, Old & Rare books, Manuscripts, Scholarly works, Islam, The (Ancient) Near East, Central Asia and The Far East.

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Spink and Son: Spink, founded in 1666, is located in Bloomsbury in the heart of London, very close to the British Museum. We are specialist dealers and auctioneers in coins, banknotes, medals, stamps and numismatic books. We publish standard works of reference in most areas of the numismatic subject from ancient times up to the present day, and we offer an excellent illustrated selection of new and second hand major works on the subject from all around the world.

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Unsworth's Antiquarian Booksellers: Unsworth's Booksellers are located in London, selling scholarly and antiquarian books on the humanities. They specialise in Early Printing, Classics, History, Language, law and Topography, and more generally focused on the ancient medieval and early modern world.

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Tixall Rare Books: Located in the calm of the Staffordshire countryside, Tixall Rare Books has interests in all books of beauty and rarity. From the greatest works of the private presses to lesser but nonetheless significant works of book production and literary importance and fine bindings. Books may be viewed strictly by appointment and we are also happy to undertake valuations for either purchase or insurance purposes. Of particular interest are works by Edward Gordon Craig and his contemporaries.

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Wykeham Books: Wykeham Books is based in Wimbledon, London and our major speciality is bibliographies (and catalogues etc of bibliographical value), on all authors and subjects. We also have a large stock of books about books (book collecting, the book trade, history of the book, illustration, etc) and a small general stock (chiefly of literature and history). We do not have an open store as our books are warehoused, but can supply photographs of any item in stock.

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