Books and Printed Ephemera


The world of books is an exciting and growing part of our auctions, interest has always been strong for early books, but there has been a marked increase in the desire for more recent First and Second edition books, as seen in our most recent book auction where we featured The Eames Lounge Chair, An Icon of Modern Design, Merrell Publishers, 2006 which sold for £120, Harry Potter, The Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling, 1st edition making a huge £650, and the 19th century Fairyland, Pictures from the Elf World by Richard Doyle, Longmans, Green Reader & Dyer, London 1870, colour illustrated plates I to XVI engraved by Edmund Evans selling for £380.

Harry Potter, The Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling, 1st edition making a huge £650

As well as books, the category of printed ephemera covers all sorts of items such as photographs, postcards, cigarette cards, autograph books, indentures, military documents, maps and more.

All books and printed ephemera are carefully appraised and catalogued, with detailed descriptions and condition reports prepared by our auctioneer, Jessica Wall, prior to exposure to an eager worldwide audience.

We can advise on current market value and most importantly, help you achieve the best possible results by accessing our world-wide database of collectors, enthusiasts and dealers.

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