Books & Maps

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Tue, 3rd Aug 2021 10:00


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.

Books are entered for sale in our Fine Interiors sales, held four times a year, and our fortnightly Homes and Interiors sales.

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.

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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

Controversial Letters From A Remarkable Archive Go Under The Hammer

A letter from the Nazi high command discussing arrangements for the visit by Edward Duke of Windsor in October 1937 is going under the hammer in our timed auction of Books and Maps (ending Sunday 18 April).  The document signed on behalf of Adolf Hitler forms part of a remarkable archive related to Charles Eugène Bedaux (1886-1944) and his second wife Fern Bedaux, nee Lombard, (1892-1972). 

Charts Documenting Orkney Sea Captains’ Travels Come To Auction

A collection of over 70 hydrographic charts used by an Orkney sea captain, James Robertson Mowat in the 1880s, will be offered for sale this month. 

Here Sworders’ valuer Tim Turner shares his research on the sea captain and his voyages. 

The Book of Martyrs

For almost all of its existence, John Foxe’s (1517-87) ecclesiastical history, Actes and Monuments, has been known simply as the Book of Martyrs. The copy of Actes and Monuments included in our Books & Maps Timed sale is from the last of the four lifetime editions...