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Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects

Welcome to Rooke Books antiquarian bookseller.

We specialise in rare and hard to come by works on all subjects over the last 500 years, together with modern first editions and decorative sets and bindings.

We sell throughout the world and dispatch to all five continents each week.

Please feel free to browse and contact us with any questions, though please note that we do not buy books directly.

 

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c1800 Moore's Irish Melodies Illustrated by D. Maclise New Edition London
c1800 Moore's Irish Melodies Illustrated by D. Maclise New Edition London

Price: £495.00

An exquisite, illustrated edition of Moore's Irish Melodies. Illustrated by D. Maclise. From the Preface: "Whatever merit there may be in interpreting the voice that spoke in my country's music, lending it a vent in verse, and...

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1931 Far Away and Long Ago Early Life W.H.Hudson Bayntun-Riviere Limited Edition
1931 Far Away and Long Ago Early Life W.H.Hudson Bayntun-Riviere Limited Edition

Price: £795.00

An insightful autobiography from naturalist and ornithologist, William Henry Hudson, beautifully bound in a Bayntun-Riviere binding. Limited edition of 110 copies on large paper, of which this is number 102. Illustrated with wood-engravings...

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1808 18vol The Works of the Rev Jonathan Swift Thomas Sheridan John Nichols
1808 18vol The Works of the Rev Jonathan Swift Thomas Sheridan John Nichols

Price: £550.00

A collection of the written works of Jonathan Swift, the eminent eighteenth-century satirist. A new edition, corrected and revised by John Nichols. Eighteen volumes of nineteen only (missing volume II). John Nichols (2 February...

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1979 A Gentleman Volunteer George Hennell Peninsular Glover Zaehnsdorf SIGNED
1979 A Gentleman Volunteer George Hennell Peninsular Glover Zaehnsdorf SIGNED

Price: £770.00

A limited edition and signed copy of this work tracing the letters of a Napoleonic war officer, in a beautiful Zaehnsdorf binding. First Edition. The half title has been signed by Michael Glover and Sir Anthony Read who wrote the...

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