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Biblio is proud to present our collection of rare, antique, and collectible books available for purchase from our fine and reputable booksellers. Some of the antique books showcased date back to the 15th Century, and others hold significant historical and religious value. Antique books require special care and maintenance to preserve their special characteristics, and many of them are quite delicate. Also featured are particularly special and hard to find collectible books. Though they may not be antique, first editions or first printing of popular books are often quite collectible and rise in value over time. It is important to preserve the quality of these books as well, but they are generally more resistant to damage than the much older antique books.



Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une...
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Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres.: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPAEDIA IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.

by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES.

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Contemporary binding
Edition
FIRST EDITION DIDEROT D'ALEMBERT
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Paris, France
Item Price
$80,482.50

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VERY RARE: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE, NEARLY COMPLET (LACKING 4 PLANCHES) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. I-XVII + Supplement I-IV + Planches I-XI + Supplement Planches + Table analytique et raisonnée des metieres. I-II. Paris - Neufchastel - Amsterdam 1751-80. VERY GOOD; NEARLY COMPLETE - ONLY 5 PAGES MISSING (The hermafrodite pages intact).Folio. Engraved frontispiece, 1 folding engraved genealogical table in vol. I, 7 folding printed tables, 3126 engraved plates (partly folding, double plate = 2 plates, tripple plates =3), lacking, according to plate lists, 4 plates; some spotting and browning, some offsetting, some with dampstains to margins). Including Hermafrodite pages.Contemporary marbled full calf bindings in very good renovated condition.Text with some spotting and staining, some minor marginal tears, minor notes, vol. IV… Read More
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$80,482.50
Nicholas Nickleby
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Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good +
Edition
First edition in book form
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Harlow, Essex
Item Price
$1,177.14

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition in book form. Hardcover. Good +/no dust jacket. Daniel Maclise, Phiz, Thomas Onwhyn. Breif Details of This Book:  This rare first edition of Nicholas Nickleby has the portrait illustration of Charles Dickens by Daniel Maclise and 39 illustrations by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"), numerous early issue points. Additionally, there are 40 very rare illustrations by Thomas Onwhyn who went under his name and his pseudonym, Peter Pallet. This Charles Dickens first edition, first state book of Nicholas Nickleby was published by Chapman Hall, London. There are a total of 80 plates in this Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition book. Some of the Issue Points Found in This Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition includes: Page x line 2 the second “l” in the word “will” is missing; Page xii Chapter XXV there is a comma after “London” in the text, but not in  the Contents Page; Page xiii Chapter xxxv last four letters in the word “family” are… Read More
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$1,177.14
The Darkness That Comes Before
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The Darkness That Comes Before: Uncorrected proof/ARC

by Scott Bakker

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  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Sanad, Bahrain
Item Price
$123.00

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Uncorrected and unpublished proof (marked "Confidential - Not for sale") of Scott Bakker's magnificent debut novel "Darkness That Comes Before". This copy was not available for sale to the public.Condition:Clean and unstained pages. Never read. Very light shelfwear.Collectible book.About the Book:First in the "Prince of Nothing trilogy and the first "Second Apocalypse" novel set in the worl of Earwa, Darkness that Comes before is strikingly original in its conception, ambitious in scope, with characters engrossingly and vividly drawn, and creates a remarkable world from whole cloth—it's language and classes of people, its cities, religions, mysteries, taboos, and rituals—the kind of all-embracing universe that has thrilled readers of Stephen R Donaldson and George R.R. Martin.It's a world scarred by an acopalyptic past, evoking a time both two thousand years past and two thousand years into the future, as untold thousands gather for a crusade. Travelling among them, two men and two women are… Read More
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$123.00
Doña Bárbara
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Doña Bárbara: Edicion Conmemorativa

by Romulo Gallegos

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
brossard, Quebec
Item Price
$1,850.00

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Gallegos was a Venezuelan author. This is one of the better-known novels from Latin America, a novel of good and evil. It was substantially altered multiple times during its publishing history, culminating in this author's final and definitive edition.Fondo de Cultura Economica: Mexico, 1954. Definitive edition, and 25th Anniversary Commemorative edition, Limited and signed by the author: this is copy 78 of 300. Illustrated by Alberto Beltran.
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$1,850.00
Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76
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Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76

by THOMSON, C. Wyville; MURRAY, Sir John; NARES, George S.; THOMSON, Frank Tourle, et al

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very good +
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
London, Ontario
Item Price
$160,000.00

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Her Majesty's Government, 1882-95. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. The number of copies printed was not large and most copies went to institutional libraries during the 19-year publication period. Many existing sets are incomplete. Fifty 33-cm hardcover volumes with various paginations in the original green publisher’s cloth. Narrative – 2 vols. in 3 books; Zoology – 32 vols. in 40 books; Botany – 2 vols.; Physics and Chemistry – 2 vols.; Deep Sea Deposits – 1 vol.; Summary – 2 vols. (41 vols. in 50 books). Over 4,000 illustrations, including 2522 lithographic plates (some colour or partial colour, some double page or folding), 37 photographs, 594 in-text figures, 4 fold-out charts in pockets, over 500 charts and maps, over 350 small woodcuts or decorations, and numerous tables. Illustration highlights include 30 gorgeous colour bird plates in Zoology Vol. II, human crania in Zoology Vol. X, octopi in Zoology Vol. XVI, seals in Zoology Vol. XXVI. Narrative Vol. I First and Second Parts… Read More
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$160,000.00
The House of The Seven Gables
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The House of The Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good+
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
PALM SPRINGS, California
Item Price
$875.00

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-A 1851 first edition copy of The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Published in Boston by Ticknor, Reed and Fields in 1851. Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt spine titles.The House of the Seven GablesThis is a second printing of the first edition about 2 months after the first printing.- shelf wear, some discoloration to spine and covering to the board, pencil hand writing to the inside cover, foxing.The Book is set in New England in the mid-19th century, and is this is the story of a specific house and its residents, both of which are haunted by a disturbing history that includes witchcraft and death. The distinctive seven-gabled house of the title was actually based on a real the home of Hawthorne's cousin in Salem, Massachusetts--and can still be seen and toured today.Price Slashed!
Item Price
$875.00
Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition
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Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
2nd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Elton, Wisconsin
Item Price
$1,150.00

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Cleveland, Ohio: John P. Jewett, 1853. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9 - 12" tall. Billings. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1853, second edition, first printing. First illustrated edition by Billings, both volumes bound into one. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the spine. Gilt all page edges. Rebound edition. Some leaves somewhat brownspotted, and many plates evenly browned as usual. Some heavier staining to about 10 leaves and three plates. W. all 48 full-page wood-engraved. plates, including the frontispiece. Printed the year after the first edition. No Dust Jacket. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding a secure, a scarce rare and collectible book.
Item Price
$1,150.00
Treasure Island (Second Edition)
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Treasure Island (Second Edition)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
Second Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Springfield, Ohio
Item Price
$2,958.00

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Cassell & Company Limited, London, 1884. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Book Frontispiece map plate printed in gray and three other colors (red, brown and blue). Second edition issue points (besides the fact it is stated to be the Second Edition on the title page) include: "dead man's chest" uncapitalized on pages 2 and 7, "rain" for "vain" in the last line of page 40, the "a" is missing from the phrase "at a glance" at the break between lines 5/6 on page 63, "worse" for "worst" in line 3 of page 197, the period is missing following "opportunity" in line 20 of page 178, and "Treasure Island" is listed as having 304 pages on page 4 of the publisher's advertisements. Includes 8 pages of advertisements dated with the code "5R-12.83" with the last two leaves (pp. 5/6 & 7/8) still uncut. Additional pictures available upon inquiry Size: 7.5"-8" -… Read More
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$2,958.00
THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, From Drawings Made In The United States and their territories (Volume 1, only)
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THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, From Drawings Made In The United States and their territories (Volume 1, only)

by Audubon, John James

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  • very good
Condition
Used - Very Good
Seller
Rougemont, North Carolina
Item Price
$4,800.00

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New York: V.G. Audubon, 1859. Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1859. Third edition of the Royal Octavo ( 7 x 10.75 inches). Volume One only. Publisher's deluxe full leather with title and decorative floral border stamped in blind on front and rear, gilt title, author and volume number on spine, all edges gilt, comb marbled end papers. viii, (1), 12-246 pp, illustrated with 70 hand-colored stone lithograph plates with all tissue guards present. Overall close to Near Fine. The plates are remarkably clean and handsome with bright color and only some very light finger-soiling to a few. A few text leaves have minor light scattered foxing to the fore edge margin. The binding has some very light rubbing to the tips and joints. A beautiful copy. This volume contains many of the most sought after species including Vultures, Hawks, Eagles, Owls, Swifts, Swallows and Flycatchers with such great individual plates as The White-Headed Eagle (Bald Eagle), The Snowy Owl, Barn Owl,… Read More
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$4,800.00
The Fairy Books: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive and...
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The Fairy Books: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive and Lilac

by Lang, Andrew [Editor]

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  • very good
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$13,500.00

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London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1910. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. Andrew Lang's Color Fairy Books, complete in twelve volumes, all first impressions of the first edition: Blue (1889), Red (1890), Green (1892), Yellow (1894), Pink (1897), Grey (1900), Violet (1901), Crimson (1903), Brown (1904), Orange (1906), Olive (1907), Lilac (1910). The volumes average in Very Good, with fading to spines, foxing, light edge wear, soiling, or rubbing, bookplates or previous ownership markings, and toning to pages. Tear to cloth at base of spine of The Blue Fairy Book; Inner hinges tender or exposed in the Lilac, Orange and Grey; Corner clipped from front free endpaper in The Lilac Fairy Book. A lovely set Andrew Lang's Color Fairy Books, beautifully decorated in ornate gilt stamping.
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$13,500.00
KABBALAH 23 VOLUME BOOK SET
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KABBALAH 23 VOLUME BOOK SET: Complete Set of Zohar

by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

  • New
  • Hardcover
Condition
New
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
San Diego, California
Item Price
$499.00

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BRAND NEW! UNOPENED! SHRINK-WRAPPED! 23 Volume Set!
Item Price
$499.00
Round The Moon
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Round The Moon

by Jules Verne

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
1st First Edition. Authors Copyright Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Item Price
$1,287.72

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Rare 1873 'authors Copyright edition' of 1st English edition.In presentable, well used condition as per photographs. Bumping and age marking to boards. Pages tightly bound.Collectable edition of hugely popular writer with book approaching 150th anniversary.
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$1,287.72
Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum...
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum homo: et de his que sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendum seipsum et Deum, et omne debitum ad quod homo tenetur et obligatur tam Deo quam proximo.

by De Sabunde, Raymundus (Raimundus Sabundus, Raymond of Sebonde or Ramon Sibiuda, Catalan scholar, c.1385-1436)

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Worcester, United Kingdom
Item Price
$4,646.62

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Strasbourg: Argentinae: Ex officina Martini Flach junioris, 1501. Half leather. Fine. Folio, printed in Strassburg by Martin Flach, 7 February 1501; 161 unnumbered leaves. BINDING: new Gothic hand-sewn oak binding by Arthur Green of Malvern; tawed quarter leather over quarter-sawn oak boards, quires hand-sewn on four double-cords creating four raised spine bands, board leather blind-tooled with period style rosettes and fleurs-de-lys within panel of diagonal blind triple fillets, hand-sewn Gothic double headbands of alternate hand-dyed indigo and undyed linen thread, hand-made brass hasps and clasps ornamented in period style; an exceptionally attractive recreation of a Gothic hand-sewn binding employing medieval techniques contemporaneous with the date the book was printed. COLLATION: [pi]6, a2-8, b-y6, z8, zeta6, antisigma8; leaf a1 excised and subsequent first few lines of a2[recto] redacted in black ink in the sixteenth century by the inquisitor for its heretical content (see below).… Read More
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$4,646.62
The Birds of America
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The Birds of America

by John James Audubon

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
1941
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Keswick, Virginia
Item Price
$540.00

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Beautifully illustrated in full color folio size. This book is in excellent condition with some wear to points as is to be expected. Gilt stamped front cover. Insides of cover discolored due to age.
Item Price
$540.00
Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for The People

Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for The People

by N/A

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Original, Very Good Condition
Edition
Revised Edition. 10 Volumes
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Highworth, Queensland
Item Price
$560.39

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London: W. and R. Chambers, 1880. Revised Edition. 10 Volumes. Hardcover, 1/2 Leather over stippled boards. Original, Very Good Condition. Illustrated with Maps and numerous Wood Engravings. Rare, complete set of this early revised edition in exceptional condition for age. Good Provenance, certificate of authenticity supplied, books are from the collection of an historical Australian pastoral family and have not been held anywhere else. Chambers's Encyclopaedia was founded in 1859 by William and Robert Chambers of Edinburgh and became one of the most important English language encyclopaedias of the 19th and 20th centuries, developing a reputation for accuracy and scholarliness that was also reflected in other works produced by the Chambers publishing company. The encyclopaedia is no longer produced. Before publishing an encyclopedia, Chambers produced a smaller publication, Chambers's Information for the People. This began as a serial publication in 1835. Improved two volume editions were… Read More
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$560.39