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Interpretatio preclara The new history of the Trojan Wars, and Troy’ Our latest Modernisms catalogue featuring Stein, Yeats, Cocteau, Pound, Picasso et al, is now available in digital form. To receive catalogues as they are released, join our mailing list. Download pdf. Blackwell’s Rare Books buys and sells rare and collectable books in all fields, especially modern first editions, private press and antiquarian books on subjects from literature and philosophy to medicine and topography, including early printing and fine bindings.

The very first Blackwell bookshop opened in Oxford in selling rare and second-hand books. It has since grown to become the UK’s leading academic bookseller, and we carry on the original tradition at the same location – now much expanded, and a Grade II listed building. We issue printed and illustrated catalogues of rare books several times a year, and exhibit at book fairs in the UK and the USA. On our website we invite you to browse and order from our stock , learn more about us and enquire about books you wish to sell.

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Recent Acquisitions View all. Fisher, Mrs. Barnes, Julian – Flaubert’s Parrot. View all 65 products. We’re always looking to buy antiquarian books especially fine bindings and library sets. Jan 26, May 28, Feb 14, Our Monthly “Recent Acquisitions” Email Sign up to be notified every month of additions to our rare bookshop. If you really need a documented estimate of a book’s value for probate or insurance purposes then visit your local rare bookshop and pay for a formal appraisal.

Condition is very important and will greatly influence value. A beaten-up old book that is falling apart will have little value. First editions are sought-after by book collectors and a first edition is usually more valuable than a later printing. A first edition signed by the author will have even greater value. For hardcover books published from the 20th century onwards, the presence of a dust jacket and its condition also greatly affect value.

If you are having difficulty understanding some of the terms used by rare booksellers, refer to our glossary , which also includes a guide to used book conditions and book sizes. Search for books Author. How to search on AbeBooks to find the value of your book:. Key factors that influence book values. Play Now. Video Companion. How much is my old book worth? Collecting guides Book collecting.

Discover more beautiful books. See all features. A book in poor condition can lose its value — pages or illustrations should not be missing or damaged.

The condition of your book is therefore crucial to increasing your chances of selling an antiquarian book at a good price. First of all, find out what type of book you own, how old it is and identify its publisher. An original edition or handwritten text will not have the same value as a copy or a reprinted book.

A famous author or a particular theme may be more sought after by certain bibliophiles. Letters, paintings and watercolours are also rather popular with collectors. The popularity of books that bring together purely historical and legal texts is currently declining. However, contemporary books are also of great interest to collectors, namely rare books, collections, and modern illustrated books in limited editions.

Certain collections and first editions can be real treasures for collectors. Do pay attention to the print run of your book. It is rarely mentioned in books from the end of the 19th century. This information is still crucial — the more your work is part of a limited edition, the more valuable it will be. Although this domain may appear to be very well-organised, the classification of such works is not officially regulated. It is primarily the know-how and expertise of enthusiasts and specialists that determines the value of noble literary works.

Calling on a book expert is highly recommended for the purchase or sale of rare, antiquarian or collectible books. Mr Expert and our team of specialists will assess a broad range of works for sale: first editions, comic books, artistic bookbindings, early printed books, period bindings, one-of-a-kind books, artistic books, manuscripts by famous people throughout history etc.