Books & maps

The Fieldings books and maps department are happy to advise on a single work or an entire library or collection, from a rare 16th Century manuscript to a first edition Harry Potter. Collecting antiquarian books or selling a collection can be complex. Let our experienced valuers take the difficulty out of the process and guide you through selling, or advise you on starting a new collection. Read more

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The August Sale: Thursday 20 August 2020

Lot 997

A 1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit motor vehicle in gold finish, 6.5 litre, four door with cream…

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Lot 997

Lot 902

Ten Elizabeth II 2017 sovereigns, cased. (10)

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Lot 980

A 19th Century carved Italian marble figure of a seated young classical maiden of a young girl…

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Lot 910

An Elizabeth II 2017 five pound Tristan Da Cunha, a sovereign, a quarter sovereign and a 2018 double…

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Lot 910

Lot 890

A South Africa full Krugerrand dated 1974.

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Lot 890

Lot 891

A South Africa full Krugerrand dated 1974.

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Lot 892

A South Africa full Krugerrand dated 1974.

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Lot 893

A South Africa full Krugerrand dated 1974.

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Lot 894

A South Africa full Krugerrand dated 1974.

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Lot 894

Lot 895

A South Africa full Krugerrand dated 1974.

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Fieldings house book record - a first edition of J.R. Tolkien ‘The Hobbit’ sold for £10,000.

Bill's most memorable find - a small collection of late 19th century coloured maps of Manhattan during its development which sold for £4,000.

Bill's dream find - a full set of 19th Century John Gould’s ‘Birds of Paradise’ illustrated volumes.

A 'Cary's New and Accurate Plan of London and Westminster, sold £1,600

ohn Fogny - Bible, The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English, printed at Rhemes 1582, sold £6,500

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