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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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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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1798/VI Le Jardin D'Amour ou Le Vendangeur Poeme L Tansillo C F Mercier Signed
1798/VI Le Jardin D'Amour ou Le Vendangeur Poeme L Tansillo C F Mercier Signed

Price: £1,300.00

C F Mercier's translation of L Tansillo's famous work.With a charming frontispiece of the grape harvest of Nole in 1550. A male grape picker is surrounded by three women.Signed by Mercier.Prior to this translation...

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