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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We offer a free valuation service every Tuesday at our saleroom between 10am and 4pm as well as regular Valuation Events in other venues.

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Meet our Books & maps specialist

Bill Lacey

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Collecting first editions – an investment...

Collecting children's books


Our next auction

The February Sale including Back to the Future: Saturday 8 February 2020

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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.

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