• New listing1958 DR NO- SCARCE 1ST.EDITION -1ST.PRINTING- IAN FLEMING - JAMES BOND-NEAR FINE

    Ian Fleming. printing, published in 1958. The front board is plain black. The second printing had the dancing lady silhouette on the front. There is no bumping to the corners and the boards are in excellent condition.
    £175.00
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    Personalised: NoSigned: No
  • New listingladybird books

    A set of Ladybird books from the glory days of children’s book publishing. Happy bidding.
    £2.00
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    Publisher: Ladybird Books
  • New listingTHE CIVIL WAR IN DORSET : A R BAYLEY

    THE CIVIL WAR IN DORSET 1642 - 1660 A R BAYLEY, BARNICOTT AND PEARCE 1910.
    £190.00
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  • New listing13 x Folio Society Hardback Books w/Slip Cases

    Mix of 13 Folio Society books, most 80s/90s editions. I will add further pics and details soon.
    £39.99
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    Publisher: Folio Society
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    Binding: Hardback
  • New listingThe Bumper Biggles Book by W.E.Johns

    Hardback, circa 1983, 720 pages, condition very good.
    £10.00
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  • New listingVintage Cars Book

    Lovely item. Like new.
    £2.00
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    Language: EnglishBinding: Hardback
  • New listingDOMESDAY BOOK FOLIO SOCIETY 3 Volumes in slipcase

    £21.99
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    Publisher: Folio SocietyLanguage: English
  • New listingBrand new Folio Society: Secret Garden

    Brand new Folio Society: The Secret Garden hardback book. RRP £40, so grab yourself a bargain. This book is brand new and has never been read. Would make a great Christmas gift. Please take a look at my others items, as I'm having a massive clear out of brand new DVDs, makeup, clothes and other bits. Please trust that everything I am selling is 100% Genuine as I myself have been a victim to fake goods and would not want to sell anything under false pretences. I am not a business selling products, therefore I do not offer refunds or overseas postage. Any questions, please feel free to ask, as I am always prompt with messaging back. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!
    £15.00
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    Publisher: Folio Society
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  • New listingMichael Diamond and Adam Horovitz - Beastie Boys Book; SIGNED

    For more than twenty years, this band has had a wide-ranging and lasting influence on popular culture. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.
    £68.95
    Signed: Yes
    £5.95 postage
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Rowling, J. K. Paperback Book The

    Author:Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Each month we recycle over 2.3 million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. All of our paper waste is recycled and turned into corrugated cardboard.
    £2.45
    Author: J.K. Rowling
    MSRP Previous price£6.99
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    Free postage
    Language: English
    3,488 sold
  • New listingDegas, By Robert Gordon and Andrew Forge. (Hardback 1988).

    Red cloth binding. Condition is very good with the dust jacket. 288pp., 324 Illustrations, 121 in colour. Large format. 33x26.5cm., approx.
    £10.00
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  • The Complete Illustrated Works of Lewis Carroll by Carroll, Lewis Hardback Book

    Book Binding:Hardback. Each month we recycle over 2.3 million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. All of our paper waste is recycled and turned into corrugated cardboard.
    £2.80
    Author: Lewis Carroll
    MSRP Previous price£4.99
    Publisher: Octopus
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    Language: English
    166 sold
  • New listingVintage Ladybird Book Well Loved Tales - Cinderella .

    £2.50
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    Publisher: Ladybird BooksLanguage: EnglishBinding: Hardback
  • New listingVIOLENCE IN ART.~ JOHN FRASER, Hardback Book First Edition 1974

    JOHN FRASER. VIOLENCE IN ART. Grey cloth cover hardback book with dust jacket. First Edition 1974. All pages are in good clean condition and binding is firm. IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED.
    £12.95
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    Binding: Hardback
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  • New listingA Shropshire Lad The Folio Society

    A Shropshire Lad by A.E.Housman the Folio Society, with green slipcase shrink wrapped and unopen
    £4.99
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    Publisher: Folio Society
  • New listing2 ANTIQUE DEAN'S RAG BOOKS from 1909 / 10

    2 Original Dean's Rag Books published in 1909-1910. colourful rag book in perfect condition. the edges of a few pages. Illustrated by Helen Grace. The book has 12 pages of pictures of beautifully drawn animals.
    £39.00
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    Language: English
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    Binding: Cloth
  • New listingThe Island of Sodor, Its People, History and Railways, W Awdry DOUBLE SIGNED

    Awdry and his brother George worked out details of Sodor, producing between them a comprehensive set of notes. These notes were compiled and published in this book. Signed by both Awdry brothers to a special bookplate on front pastedown.
    £285.00
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    Signed: YesLanguage: EnglishBinding: Hardback
  • 1914 World War I Outbreak Newspaper Britain Declares War on Germany II Antique

    The Cover Story is the outbreak of World War I. [6] These alliances both reorganised (Italy fought for the Allies), and expanded as more nations entered the war. It was the sixth-deadliest conflict in world history, subsequently paving the way for various political changes such as revolutions in many of the nations involved.
    £8.99
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  • New listingLarge Antique Illustrated Family Holy Bible Old & New Testaments Leather Book

    Lovely c1860 example of: Family Bible Old & New Testament No inscriptions so ready for your family tree
 Approximately 320x260x80mm
 The book is bound with embossed leather & gilt edged Pages
    £59.95
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    Top Rated PlusClick & CollectLanguage: EnglishBinding: Fine Binding
  • New listingAMERICAN NOTES BY CHARLES DICKENS 1900

    ANTIQUE BOOK THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS VOL. IX. AMERICAN NOTES AND A CHILDS HISTORY OF ENGLAND.  PUBLISHED BY THOMAS NELSON AND SONS 1900,  SHOWING SOME SIGNS OF WEAR THROUGH AGE BUT ALL INTACT AND AT THE SAME TIME GOOD FOR ITS AGE.
    £5.00
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    Click & CollectAuthor: Charles Dickens
  • 41 VINTAGE ARTHUR RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED CHILDRENS BOOKS - DVD! FAIRY TALES FANTASY

    THE ARTHUR RACKHAM. Arthur Rackham was an English artist and book illustrator born in Lewisham on 19. Overall, an absolute must for anyone with an interest in Arthur Rackham and his stunning illustrations of children’s literature and fantasy tales.
    £2.99
    Illustrator: Arthur Rackham
    Free postage
    Language: English
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  • New listingCowpers poetical works Antique hardback book

    £4.99
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    Ending Saturday at 7:37PM GMT4d 22hLanguage: EnglishBinding: Hardback
  • New listingThe Magician’s Nephew, C. S. Lewis, Bodley 1st first edition 2nd printing 1958

    The last written and sixth (penultimate) published of the seven famous Narnia books. First published by Bodley Head in 1955, this second printing dates to 1958 and is almost identical to the first printing.
    £119.99
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    Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
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    Language: EnglishBinding: Hardback
  • New listingBrand new Folio Society: Christmas Carol

    Brand new Folio Society: Christmas Carol hardback book. RRP £30, so grab yourself a bargain. This book is brand new and has never been read. Would make a great Christmas gift. Please take a look at my others items, as I'm having a massive clear out of brand new DVDs, makeup, clothes and other bits. Please trust that everything I am selling is 100% Genuine as I myself have been a victim to fake goods and would not want to sell anything under false pretences. I am not a business selling products, therefore I do not offer refunds or overseas postage. Any questions, please feel free to ask, as I am always prompt with messaging back. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!
    £10.00
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    Publisher: Folio Society
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  • New listingSpanish Armada 1893 Illustrated Old Book Vintage Edition Antique Collectible

    Please see all the pictures for an idea of the condition, which is good considering the age. Some weathering to pages and writing in the front. Binding and cover are in great condition.
    £8.00
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    Click & CollectLanguage: Spanish
  • New listingHardy Herbaceous Perennials Volume I A-K by Jelitto and Schacht

    Leo Jelitto and w Schacht. This Book is in good Condition for its age. Mum died last year and so books now need to be dispersed.
    £3.00
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    Binding: Hardback
  • New listingAntique 99

    Be sure to add us to yourfavourites list ! are not negotiable.
    £0.99
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    Ending 20 Dec at 6:50PM GMT9d 22h
  • New listingBYRON'S COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS IN 3 VOL. ROUTLEDGE - ART NOUVEAU FINE BINDING

    COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON IN 3 VOLUMES WITH BEAUTIFUL ART NOUVEAU FINE BINDING. Published in London by George Routledge and Sons, no date, circa 1896 (this edition with an introductory memoir of William B. Scott is very similar to the Routledge edition of 1896). Good to very good condition considering the age. Attractive red ribbed cloth Art Nouveau fine binding signed with designer's initials in gilt on spine, "F.C-T" with gold gilt title and blind stamping on the plate. Books measure about 8'' x 5.75''. Very rare edition. I will ship from Rome, Italy so plaese tkae in mind the time necessary for the delivery (around two weeks). See the pictures for detail and do not esitateto contact me for any question.
    £200.00
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    Language: EnglishBinding: Fine Binding
  • The Chimes A Goblin Story by Charles Dickens 5th Edition 1845

    For sale a copy of The Chimes A Goblin Story by Charles Dickens. Fifth edition printed in 1845 by Chapman & Hall London, cloth bound in red with embossed and gilt boards, gilded on all three edges,  plain end-papers, 13 engraved illustrations, decorative engraved frontispiece. Approx 17cm x 11.5cm. The cover is in poor condition, the boards are loose and the spine is torn. The book block is sound and in very good condition. Some foxing to the frontispiece paper. Contact me with any questions.
    £19.99
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    Click & CollectAuthor: Charles DickensBinding: Cloth
  • New listingOld Books collection

    Most of the books are around or over 50 years old.
    £9.99
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  • 100 RARE OLD WITCHCRAFT BOOKS DVD 1 - WITCHES MAGIC SPELLS PAGAN WICCA RITUALS

    THE WITCHCRAFT COLLECTION 1. Professionally scanned in high quality, compiled and preserved forever in pdf format on DVD DATA DISC. This disc contains 100 sought after titles providing thousands upon thousands of pages of great content.
    £3.95
    Language: English
    Free postage
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  • New listingMountaineering Bonington ASCENT signed x 3 Climbing

    ASCENT: A life spent climbing on the edge by CHRIS BONINGTON. His latest and most thorough biography. This copy issigned by CHRIS BONINGTON, DOUG SCOTT and PAUL BRAITHWAITE. There is one slight fault on the title page which can be seen in the photo.
    £21.00
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  • New listingLOT of 3 1948-1952 The Sketch Original Vintage Magazines

    February 13, 1952. - April 28, 1948. Includes important portraits and covers of the royals, Diana Wynyard, and much more.
    £9.50
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    Click & CollectLanguage: EnglishBinding: Magazine
  • New listingladybird books

    The seashore and seashore life - this book will help you to find and name some of the interesting animals and plants you will find on the seashore
    £0.99
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    Ending 20 Dec at 8:16PM GMT9d 23hPublisher: Ladybird Books
  • New listingLost Cities of the Ancient World, Folio Society 5 Book Box Set Slipcased.

    Folio Society. Lost Cities of the Ancient World. Five Book Box Set.
    £89.00
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    Publisher: Folio Society
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  • New listingBeautiful Antique 1908 Stories From The Old Testament Bible S Platt Illustrated

    Beautiful Antique circa 1908 example of: Stories From The Old Testament Told by S Platt Printed George G Harrap Co.London Approximately 190x145x30mm Very good condition
    £29.95
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    Top Rated PlusClick & CollectPersonalised: YesBinding: Fine Binding
  • Tolstoy - War And Peace - Heron Books - 3 Books Collection! (ID:3474-75)

    Binding: Hardback.
    £11.99
    Binding: Hardback
    Free postage
    Only 1 left.
  • New listingJOHN COWPER POWYS old earth-man H.P. Collins 1st edition 1966

    1ST EDITION 1966. VERY GOOD PLUS. A LITTLE LIGHT BUMPING TO HEAD AND TAIL OF SPINE AND A COUPLE OF CORNERS. VERY ATTRACTIVE. VERY GOOD MINUS. A FEW PATCHES OF FLY ' DOTS' ( AS MAIDEN AUNTS WERE ONCE WONT TO CALL THEM).
    £15.20
    Binding: Hardback
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  • New listingDown to Scratch by Abe Mitchell 1933 Rare 1st edition

    £59.95
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    Click & CollectBinding: Hardback
  • New listingBilly Childish 1st Aquarium Fine bound hardback, Sex Crimes of the Futcher.

    235 page hardback by billy childish. Billy Childish left secondary school at the age of sixteen an undiagnosed dyslexic. collectable antiquarian hardback printed in London by the Aquarium Woburn walk circa 2005.
    £24.99
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    Language: English
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    Binding: Fine Binding
  • New listingSIGNED 1ST EDITION BLOOMING BOOKS RAYMOND BRIGGS. SNOWMAN FATHER CHRISTMAS FIRST

    The book is an exploration of Raymond Briggs' artwork from leaving art school up to his more recent publications. A very interesting read with lots of Briggs' artwork on show including art fromThe Snowman, Father Christmas, Ethel and Ernest and The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman.
    £95.00
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    Signed: Yes
  • New listingStephen King 11/22/63 1st UK Limited Edition Brand-new & Sealed!

    Stephen King 11/22/63 2001 Hodder & Stoughton 1st UK Limited Edition, with DVD, in slipcase Brand-new & sealed
    £100.00
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    Author: Stephen KingLanguage: English
  • New listingPeanutborough Cucumberland Illustrated HB book signed by the author 2013

    Collectable hard back Illustrated book Peanutborough and Cucumberland. The dust jacket has a stain at the bottom and there is sticker damage to the top right corner. The book itself is in very good condition. It is signed by Benjamin Phillips with a small original illustration dated 2013. Please see photos for more information. Thanks for looking
    £9.99
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    Click & CollectBinding: Hardback
  • New listing13 Vintage Books to clear

    Peg Woffington & Christie Johnstone. The Worlds Greatres Short Stroies. Having a clear out of the loft. Great Short Stories of the World. The Age of Reason. The Son of Potrhos. The Talisman. Swift Lightning.
    £3.00
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  • New listingCASSELLS ENCYCLOPEDIA A STOREHOUSE OF GENERAL INFORMATION 8 VOLUMES c.1900

    In good condition for age. I’m listing many more antique books from my grandmothers library - please take a look.
    £25.00
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    Ending 17 Dec at 2:58PM GMT6d 18h
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    Language: EnglishBinding: Hardback
  • New listingHawker, Robert: A Commentary on the New Testament (volume 1)

    Published by Sherwood, Neely and Jones in 1815 as the First edition. In Fair condition: worn leather binding with detached back board. Prelims spotted otherwise clean inside. See my other interesting books for sale this week.
    £4.99
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    Ending 17 Dec at 8:09PM GMT6d 23h
  • New listingVintage Children's Easy to Learn ABC

    Birn Brothers, no date. Gift annotation to fep dated Xmas 1958. Large format glossy boards, bright internally. Free from scribbles and tears. Open tears to head and tail of spine and loose binding, bumping to corners, but generally fair condition.
    £1.75
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    Ending 17 Dec at 7:15PM GMT6d 22hLanguage: EnglishBinding: Hardback
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Antiquarian Collectable Books

Antiquarian collectable books that date from pre-1700 to modern times are perfect for reading enjoyment, and also for displaying in a bookcase.

Types of antiquarian collectable books

Collectable books are available in a wide variety of genres. For lovers of the poetic verse there is a selection of limited edition poetry collections.

Illustrated collectable books include classic children's annuals and colourful retro paperback collections , featuring Desmond the dinosaur.

Historical collectable books typically record facts and information about particular locations. Some include military notes and memoirs and are leatherbound.

Classic antique collectable books include hardback copies of stories by popular authors. Choose UK First editions by Roald Dahl , J.R.R. Tolkien, Truman Capote and Stephen King. Complete works in 3 parts are also available.

Rare collectable books include very early Beatrix Potter books that boast unusual features.

Leather bound essays dating back to 1840, and vintage road guides, make interesting reading material. Choose from a wide variety of topics.

Unusual collectable books include a selection of retro guides that feature colour photographs. Some books are ex library copies.

Choosing antiquarian books for display

Many antique books feature elegant leather bound covers that are perfect for showing off in a display case or bookcase. To create an impressive library collection, choose a selection of vintage and antique reading material. Select books that have an authentic aged appearance. A torn or worn cover adds to the collectable charm.

Some large size reference books make a stylish addition to the coffee table. Choose collectable books that have an interesting subject matter, illustrations or photographs.

To create an impressive library display on a shelf or bookcase, choose collectable books that are available in a complete collection and display them in an antique bookcase . Many vintage volume sets have original covers with decorative gilt details.

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