Books & Written Ephemera

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 collection of letters including an example by Charles Dickens which sold for £4,600 and was featured in the national press, 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 over £6,000.

Our Books & Written Ephemera valuer Glenn Pearl is available at the Auction Centre Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm.

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March 2022 sale report
March 2022 sale report

 Our triple specialist auction weekend in March included some excellent and surprising prices, despite the worry of the war in Ukraine, cost of living fears, interest rate rises, and the lingering spectre of Covid…


Geographical Fun...
Geographical Fun...


Our next Fine Art & Antiques auction includes a copy of Geographical Fun: Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries by William Harvey and Lilian Lancaster.  These witty & imaginative maps portray their country's as an anthropomorphic design depicting contemporary figures, historical elements and national symbols. 

They also tell us a lot about the Victorian British mindset!  

Dean Davey's "scrap" album
Dean Davey's "scrap" album

 An album of autographs, letters, documents, envelope fronts and ephemera curated by William Harrison Davey (1825-1917), Dean of Llandaff, to include Royalty, politicians, military officials, scientists, authors and other notable figures from the Georgian and Victorian eras.



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