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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.

 

 

Featured Books

1908 Sebastian Melmoth By Oscar Wilde Third Edition In Paper Wraps
1908 Sebastian Melmoth By Oscar Wilde Third Edition In Paper Wraps

Price: £130.00

Sebastian Melmoth by Oscar Wilde, containing The Soul of Man. First published in 1904 and here reprinted from the Fortnightly Review with the permission of Chapman and Hall. Third edition. In original paper wraps. Wilde was released...

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1811 A Tale of a Tub Jonathan Swift First Novel Coloured Plates
1811 A Tale of a Tub Jonathan Swift First Novel Coloured Plates

Price: £250.00

A smart copy of Jonathan Swift's first and most challenging satire. With seven hand-coloured plates. The Tale is a prose parody which is divided into sections of "digression" and a "tale" of three brothers, each representing one...

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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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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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