Books & Maps

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Homes and Interiors

6th Aug, 2024 9:30


Our burgeoning book department is enjoying healthy and rapid growth. We have achieved considerable success with the sale of collections of rare works by renowned authors and illustrators such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, H Rider Haggard, Arthur Rackham, Kurt Vonnegut amogst many others.

All books are carefully appraised and catalogued, with detailed descriptions and condition reports prepared by our experienced and respected specialist, Michael Kousah, prior to exposure to an eager worldwide audience.

To find out more about our forthcoming sales or talk further about potential consignments, please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialist team.

Results & Highlights

Our specialists

Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the online form to enquire about the valuation of your items. 

Michael Kousah

Michael Kousah

T: 01279 817778

Frank Barnett

Frank Barnett

T: 01279 817778

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News & Articles

Harry Continues To Cast His Spell

Sworders Books & Maps Department are excited to offer a rare paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The first edition, first impression printing of JK Rowling’s debut novel is expected to bring £2,000-3,000 as part of our 19-28 April timed online Books & Maps auction.

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A London Legacy | The Paul Bentley Collection of Atlases and Maps

We are pleased to present the collection of book dealer Paul Bentley (1931-2022) in our upcoming 10 October Books & Maps Sale,  including a copy of the most famous British atlas of the 17 century.

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