Bookstores specializing in Manuscripts

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Adam Weinberger Books

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NY, New York, United States

Adam Weinberger is an ABAA rare book dealer specializing in pre 1900 material, both books and manuscripts. We have a gallery in NYC by appointment at 1050 Second Ave @ 55th . If you have books to sell, please contact us at RareBookBuyer.com or webuyrarebooks@gmail.com. We are always happy to offer FREE EVALUATIONS of any rare books or manuscripts

Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur

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Den Haag, Netherlands

We have a large collection antique books, prints, manuscripts and other related documents. Our website www.arinevandersteur.nl has many additional photo's available.

Bernard Quaritch Ltd

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London, London, United Kingdom

One of the world's oldest and best-known firms of booksellers, Bernard Quaritch Ltd has been dealing in rare books and manuscripts of all periods and in all subjects since 1847.

Archives, valuations, & auction commissions. Catalogues issued regularly.

Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.

Cadyville, New York, United States

Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd. (incorporated 1989) is a general antiquarian book store which buys and sells collections and individual items of significance. Booksellers Ric Zank and Daniel Meunier each bring to the business over 18 years of experience in seeking out and offering for sale unusual, uncommon and rare books, autographs, and ephemera in all fields. Our office is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and frequently later. An answering machine will take your message after hours and when we are out of the office.

Bristow and Garland

Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

Long established antiquarian & secondhand booksellers and dealers in autographs and manuscripts.

Charles Agvent

Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, United States

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Christian White Rare Books Ltd.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Christian White Rare Books buys and sells books and manuscripts in the best condition we can find them. We love manuscripts, annotated books and association copies. We serve collectors of all ages, means and taste, and have built relationships with libraries and librarians in the UK, the USA and across the world. We all need books!

Cimelio Books

Cascais, Portugal

Eclectic set of books, with emphasis on books of Literature and Poetry, History, Monographs, Art and many other subjects of interest.

De Wolfe and Wood

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Alfred, Maine, United States

Founded in 1993 De Wolfe and Wood RareBooks is located in the small Maine town of Alfred. We have have an open shop and stock books, ephemera and antiques.

Dean Cooke Rare Books Ltd

Bristol, United Kingdom

Private premises. Dealer in manuscripts, archives, and annotated books.

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

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Armadale, Victoria, Australia

Douglas Stewart Fine Books is an antiquarian bookseller based in Melbourne, Australia. We buy and sell books both locally and around the world, working closely with clients to understand their collecting priorities and to source appropriate material. Our clients include libraries, galleries, museums, private collectors and fellow members of the trade.

Douglas began buying and selling books in 1995, while still in high school. He is a member of the major international trade associations, and his business is conducted according to their high ethical standards. For many years Douglas has been a Board member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB); he is also a Mentor for the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

Douglas is currently the President of ANZAAB.

Our stock at Douglas Stewart Fine Books is diverse: we have rare books across all fields, but our strengths are in travel and exploration – particularly of Australia and the Pacific – and Australian art. In addition to rare books, we deal in all types of heritage material, including photographs, manuscripts, maps and globes, and fine art. Every month we issue a new online catalogue of New Acquisitions, and recommend that you join our email list to be the first to see what's available. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any works you see online – we are always happy to assist with your enquiries.

We love meeting new people and welcome visitors to our shop, which is open six days a week. If you cannot make it to Melbourne, you can find us at major fairs in London, New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Hong Kong or Sydney. We're pleased to invite you to any of these exhibitions as our guest.

Last, but not least, we buy books – from important single items to entire libraries – and we'd be pleased to provide advice on the best way to sell your collection.

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

gallerybfa

Prospect, Pennsylvania, United States

Always Institution Friendly! U.S. located seller residing in Pennsylvania. We specialize in Historical Americana including books, archives, U.S. flags, maps, manuscripts, broadsides, vintage photography and more.

George Robert Minkoff, Inc.

Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States

Early Printing, Literature and Illustrated Books.. By appointment only.

Hellmut Schumann Antiquariat

Zürich, Switzerland

We sell and buy rare and fine books, first editions, nice bindings, incunabula and early printing.

Henry Berry, books/ephemera

Southport, Connecticut, United States

independent antiquarian bookseller with more than 20 years experience, consultant and consigmor for auctions in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Langdon Manor Books LLC

Houston, Texas, United States

We are full time antiquarian booksellers, specializing in African-Americana, Western Americana, American Personal Narratives, Compelling Photo Albums, American Social Movements, Manuscripts and Outsider Books.

Le Manuscrit Français

Versailles, France

Le Manuscrit Français specializes in the sale, purchase and expertise of fine manuscripts and autograph letters. We attach a great deal of importance in the choice of our documents, and strive to stand out by offering both rare and important autographs.

Libri Antichi Arezzo F&C Edizioni

Arezzo, Italy

We are located in Arezzo, Tuscany (Italy). Our family has been collecting old and rare books for over a decade. We have decided to sell a part of our collection, and we are ready to offer incunables, manuscripts and volumes dated back to the 1500s. All our descriptions are endowed with a broad bibliography.

lizzyoung bookseller

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Food History, Cookbooks & Cocktail books, Cultural History, Medicine, Health, Women, Manuscripts & Ephemera

Lucius Books

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York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Our shop is located in central York within a stones throw of the historic Micklegate Bar and walls. We are open seven days a week and carry a high quality stock specialising in but not limited to first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens / illustrated books and original art. Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.Lucius Books is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) trade associations. If you are unable to make it to the shop then our stock is available to view on our website at www.luciusbooks.com

Michael Laird Rare Books LLC

Lockhart, Texas, United States

Welcome to Michael Laird Rare Books, LLC. We specialize in fine and rare books, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, fine and historic bookbindings, and illustrated books of every description. Michael Laird is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), and the Appraisers Association of America (USPAP compliant, and AAA certified in the appraisal of Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books). Michael Laird earned his masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1989) and has more thirty years experience in the antiquarian book trade. He is the principal Rare Book and Document appraiser at Winston Art Group (New York) and Gurr Johns (New York). From 2002 until 2013 he taught advanced graduate level courses in Rare Books and Special Collections (Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, and the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information).

We invite you to browse through a selection of our inventory: we strive to present the greatest historic detail and bibliographic accuracy, even for lesser priced - but no less interesting - items. We are happy to provide further images of any item: please inquire.

Order with confidence: we select every item with great care and discernment; moreover, we examine every page of every book. We are always interested in purchasing fine and rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera; please inquire. We very much appreciate your interest in our work, and your patronage. Thank you!

Muir Books

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

MUIR BOOKS. Western Australia's largest and leading rare, secondhand, antiquarian and out of print bookshop, established in 1973 and managed by Rob & Janet Muir together with Tara Surry. We have over 50,000 books in stock. We are located in Perth (precinct of Northbridge), walking distance from the State Library, Art Gallery and Museum.

Musinsky Rare Books, Inc.

New York, New York, United States

Musinsky Rare Books offers uncommon printed books and manuscripts in the humanities,
largely from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, and mainly from Continental
Europe. We look for printed books and manuscripts produced by or for less powerful social
strata -- women, the poor clergy, children -- but we also approach the historical book
as a crafted object, and thus offer examples of early printing and books of significance
for their illustrations, typography, or bindings.

Nicolas Malais - Cabinet Chaptal

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Paris, France

We are booksellers in Paris, where our shop is located near the Luxembourg gardens.If you wish to receive our monthly catalogs (by email) - manuscripts, annotated books, literature up to the 20th century, curiosities & archives, please write to : librairiemalais@yahoo.fr

R & A Petrilla

Roosevelt, New Jersey, United States

Established 1970, we are generalist antiquarian booksellers. We specialize in old and unusual books, manuscripts, and ephemera. We no longer sell at book fairs. Please see the catalogs on our website, or browse our stock for your interests. We are grateful for your orders. Thank you. -- Bob & Alison Petrilla Professional affiliations: American Antiquarian Society, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA, Library Company of Philadelphia, Philobiblon Club.

Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

Alfred, Maine, United States

Rabelais is always serving up fine books about food, drink, farming and gardening. We carry a sizable stock of rare books, alongside prints, photographs and ephemera, all concerned with the pleasures of the senses.

Rare Books Le Feu Follet - Edition-Originale.com

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Paris, France

Rare Books Le Feu Follet brings together a wide range of hard to find, valuable rare books, including incunables, manuscripts, limited first editions, fine bindings, inscribed books and autographs. Over 25.000 books in all the fields of knowledge: literature, science, history, art, esoterica, philosophy, travel and more. Our books are searchable by field of interest. We also give expert advice and buy rare books - from a single volume to a set or even en entire collection.

Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts

Sherman Oaks, California, United States

Founded in 1970, Rootenberg Rare Books has served a large international clientele of collectors as well as private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts, and in collection development. We are among the leading specialists in the fields of science, medicine, technology and natural history. We also maintain high quality rare books and manuscripts in diverse subjects including travel and exploration, literary classics, economics and philosophy, Americana, and modern first editions, many inscribed. Our expertise and familiarity with these subjects allows us to acquire and house major collections in these fields. We are dedicated to our customer's specific needs, and look forward to developing long term relationships by keeping you informed about significant materials in your areas of interest. Rootenberg Rare Books consists of three generations: grandmother, father and daughter, and is located minutes from West Los Angeles, near UCLA and the Getty, as well as a second location in Durham, North Carolina. We always welcome visitors, though appointments are suggested. We occasionally issue finely printed and illustrated catalogues as well as specialized subject lists, and are constantly adding existing and new material to our website. We exhibit at several national and international book fairs during the year, represent clients at auction and offer appraisal and other professional services. We are always interested in purchasing single items or entire collections, and would be pleased to consider any materials you wish to sell. Special requests and specific wants will be given particular attention. We are always available, via phone, fax or email, to answer questions, search for a specific title, or provide information on our inventory.

Sam Gatteno Books

Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States

An on-line business.

Sims Reed Rare Books

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London, United Kingdom

Sims Reed Ltd. (Est. 1978, St James's London) specialises in rare books related to art and architecture and stocks a wide range of material in the following categories: Antiquarian, Illustrated Books, Contemporary Artists' Books & Multiples, Periodicals, Architecture, Photography, Applied Arts, Manuscripts and Ephemera.

SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS

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LONDON, Greater London, United Kingdom

RARE BOOK AND PRINT SELLER FOR OVER 30 YEARS SPECIALISING IN PRIVATE PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ARTISTS' & FINE PRESS BOOKS, FINE BINDING, LETTERING, TYPOGRAPHY PRINTS &C WE ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT OR CHANCE 7 DAYS A WEEK, DAY & EVENING, WE ARE MEMBERS OF PBFA, ABA & ILAB

Stellar Books & Ephemera, ABAA

Moab, Utah, United States

Stellar Books & Ephemera specializes in the unusual--be it books, photography, manuscripts, letterpress printing or anything else that catches our eye. We maintain wants lists, provide reciprocal dealer discounts and provide dating for institutions.

The Old Mill Bookshop

HACKETTSTOWN, New Jersey, United States

Founded in 1978 by James Cummins, the firm has grown to include two New Jersey locations as well as the main store at 699 Madison Avenue. The Madison avenue store is an oasis for book-lovers, a quiet and pleasantly furnished book room with a carefully chosen, expertly catalogued and broad-based selection of fine and rare books, autographs, manuscripts, and works of art.

Thorn and Vellum

GUILFORD, Connecticut, United States

We buy and sell rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera, with a special interest all things feminine and femme. Our stock ranges from early gothic novels and embroidered bindings to silent film advertising ephemera, pulpy romance novels, and everything in between.

W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

Brooklyn, New York, United States

W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera specializes in printed and manuscript materials relating to the book arts, social movements, and unusual collections, exhibitions, and performances. We also provide USPAP-compliant, IRS-qualified appraisals and a variety of consulting services for both institutions and private collectors. Member, ABAA & ILAB.

WALDEN Rarebooks

ORLEANS, France

First edition. Literature. Rare books & fine bindings.

Zinos Books

St. Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota, United States

Internet and catalogue based bookseller in rare and antiquarian books