About Us

Rare and Antique Books

Rare and Antique Books, originally established to sell off a substantial private collection of first edition antique books. We specialise in scarce books, many of which are valuable first editions from select famous authors and collectable children’s authors.

Our team are members of the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). By our nature, we are committed to a high professional standard of book selling.

A considerable number of our books are signed and limited editions which are ideal to add value to any book collection or to be given as an unusual christening gift, original birthday present or special Christmas gift.

Stocking popular authors

We specialise in popular authors of older adult fiction including Lewis CarrollH.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson and modern first editions by the likes of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and George Orwell.

Furthermore, we deal in highly collectable 007 James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, all of which are first editions and mostly in original non-price clipped, dust jackets.

In addition, we have a fine collection of illustrated and children’s books such as Arthur Rackham, Beatrix Potter and A. A. Milne.

What makes us special

We pride ourselves on selling our books at reasonable prices, studying the market rate to ensure we are consistently below this level. Of course, costing is often subjective and we are happy to discuss pricing. Our promise is to be decent and honest, detailed and accurate, and our customer base trusts that we act in this way at all times. We are also trusted with international sales sent securely and safely, shipped for free all over the world. We have many happy clients.

Sustainability is important to us, after all we deal in the recycling of old books. We pride ourselves in making changes to our business that have a positive effect on our environment. We recycle packaging and avoid the use of plastic wherever we can. Paper waste is reduced by our use of digital invoices although we are happy to provide paper correspondence if requested.

Please enjoy looking around our selection of books and first edition novels. We hope that you will find something to enhance your book collection or discover a unique gift.

Thank you for visiting our site and please feel free to contact us with any queries. 

Rare and Antique Books look forward to hearing from you.

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Our bookshop is on holiday from 30th June to 21st July and will not fulfil any orders until our return. We can still respond to queries via email. Thank you.