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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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1899-1892 38Vol The Chiswick Shakespeare Works of Shakespeare Illustrated Shaw
1899-1892 38Vol The Chiswick Shakespeare Works of Shakespeare Illustrated Shaw

Price: £2,000.00

This is an attractive set of the works of William Shakespeare.One of two hundred copies bound in Japanese vellum, though this set is unnumbered. The Chiswick edition, 38 volumes of original 39 volumes. Macbeth is absent.Volumes Include:HamletAs...

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c1851 2Vols James Boswell The Life Of Samuel Johnson Illustrated Morocco Binding
c1851 2Vols James Boswell The Life Of Samuel Johnson Illustrated Morocco Binding

Price: £325.00

A complete and very decorative four volume set of Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson, bound into two volumes.This is the deluxe and rather uncommon binding in full gilt.Boswell's Life of Johnson is widely regarded as one of the most...

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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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1722 Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders The Fortunes and Misfortunes Rare First Edition
1722 Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders The Fortunes and Misfortunes Rare First Edition

Price: £24,750.00

A very scarce first edition of this celebrated novel by Daniel Defoe.One of Defoe's most famous works, second only to Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders is a first-person picaresque novel purportedly written by the heroine herself.  Very...

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