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 children's books

We are all children at heart and at this time of year what better way to give in to the child inside than dust off those books that gave us...

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Collecting first editions – an investment...

Ernest Hemingway once said, "There is no friend as loyal as a book." And if you are one of the many investors who have watched your savings...

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Our next auction

The September Sale: Saturday 7 September 2019

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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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