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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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1967 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1st UK Edition Roald Dahl Illus Children
1967 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1st UK Edition Roald Dahl Illus Children

Price: £300.00

A first UK edition of this popular children's story.Illustrated throughout by Faith Jacques.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of an eccentric chocolatier...

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1833 3vols Letters of Horace Walpole Signed Note Earl of Orford
1833 3vols Letters of Horace Walpole Signed Note Earl of Orford

Price: £900.00

A very rare autographed ticket from Horace Walpole.Three volumes of the correspondence between Sir Horace Walpole and Sir Horace Mann.Edited by Lord Dover. Collated, complete, with an illustrated frontispiece to volume I. Walpole's...

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1744-1746 8vol The Harleian Miscellany Collection of Pamphlets Harley Selbourne
1744-1746 8vol The Harleian Miscellany Collection of Pamphlets Harley Selbourne

Price: £4,500.00

An attractive and scarce eight volume set of the Harleian Miscellany.The first edition, without the title to introduction by Samuel Johnson.Complete in 8 volumes.Interspersed with historical, political and critical notes with a table...

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1868 2 Vols. Charles Darwin The Variation Of Animals And Plants First Edition
1868 2 Vols. Charles Darwin The Variation Of Animals And Plants First Edition

Price: £1,200.00

A first edition of Charles Darwins follow-up to On The Origin Of Species, in two volumes, which contains extensive study of plants under domestication. In chapter XXVII Darwin gives a description of what he called pangenesis,...

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