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, 10am-4pm at our saleroom, strictly by appointment, as well as events in other venues.

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Bill Lacey

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Our Decades Of Design sale results

Our September sale results are now available...

Our September auction is now available to view...

Live auctions back in August

It is that time again OUR JULY 3 -DAY...

Highlights from our June sale

Highlights from our April auction

Our April auction catalogue is now live

We would love to see your lots

Valuations days are back

Our Christmas Auction is now LIVE

Our August auction is ready to go

We are trying out a new look

WE ARE BACK AND BUSY

Collecting first editions – an investment...

Collecting children's books


Our next auction

The November Auction including The Collectors Sale : Thursday 11 November 2021

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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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