Specialist books to include early and rare antiquarian volumes, modern first editions, manuscripts, maps and general written ephemera are included in our quarterly Fine Art & Antiques sales. Lower value volumes and bindings are included in our three-weekly Home & Interiors. Please note that the majority of mass-produced books no longer have any value at auction, and we would advise contacting us prior to bringing books to the Auction Centre for sale.
Recent highlights include a near-complete set of Wisden Cricketers Almanacs which sold for £7,800 and a collection of Beatrix Potter first editions which, along with other children’s volumes, totalled other £6,000.
Our book consultant Guy Pratt is available at the Auction Centre by appointment or can visit you in the comfort of your home for larger collections.
Entries close approx 4 weeks prior to Fine Art & Antiques sales, and one week prior to Home & Interiors sales.
Viewing – Fine Art & Antiques: The Thursday & Friday prior 10am-7pm and the morning of the sale from 9am
Home & Interiors: the day prior 10am-7pm and the morning of the sale from 8.45am
Turning over a new leaf…
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Cook as our new book consultant.
We are pleased to host a talk with author Helen Barrell about Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor to coincide with our auction of his professional and personal effects