We have been dealers in rare and antiquarian books and manuscripts for more than 30 years and are based in NYC at 1510 Lexington Ave (by appointment only). We work with a large number of important collectors worldwide, rare book libraries, and other institutions, and can offer you immediate and top payment for your rare books and entire libraries.   We travel nationwide for important and interesting material.  Feel free to click on our about link or contact us directly. We always try to respond within 24 hours, and for valuable books, will furnish you with actual rare book auction records so you can understand the basis of our evaluation.

We Buy Old and Rare Books

Our speciality is in old and rare books, specifically early printed books before 1800 including incunabula, early Bibles (pre-1800), manuscripts, archives, natural history books, color plate books, books on travel and exploration and much more.  If you can provide quality photos of the book(s) binding and title page with date, we are often able to make offers based on those. Sometimes, books do need to be seen in person, and in that case we are happy to provide you with our company insured Fedex account for reverse charge (upon request)

We Offer 24 Hour Free Evaluations

Our evaluations are based on years of experience buying and selling rare books and manuscripts to many clients. We rely on common pricing resources such as the American Book Prices Database for auction records, German auction databases, and other essential rare book pricing reference tools and bibliographies. We believe in complete transparency and whether you wish to sell or not, are happy to provide actual comparable auction records so you can understand the basis of our evaluations.  We try to answer all enquiries within 24 hours.

We Buy Entire Libraries

We not only buy fine and important individual rare books and manuscripts , but also entire libraries, rare book collections, and archives.  We travel nationwide sourcing important material, offer immediate payment, and handle all packing and shipping arrangements.  Our size and facilities enable us to make en-bloc offers for quality collections.

Recent Blog Posts


October 1, 2016

The Value of Old Paper – Junk in the Trunk

Since we are large buyers of old paper, ephemera and manuscripts, we always caution sellers not to throw ANYTHING out.   It is incredible the number of times I am called to an estate or library to appraise or evaluate books, and after an hour of finding little of interest or value on the shelves, I …


September 4, 2016

Value of a ‘Dust Jacket’ on a Rare First Edition

As a rare book dealer, I get calls on a weekly basis to provide valuations of first editions. These requests usually involves some household names of authors of the 20th century from Faulkner to Hemingway and Steinbeck to Fitzgerald.  One of the first questions that comes up is “does the book have the dust jacket?” …

Rare Book Value

June 24, 2016

Value of an Incunable – What’s the Real Biel?

With a specialty in early printed books, we are often sent rare books to evaluate.  One learns in life quickly enough (even as a toddler) to be suspicious of what we are told, and this carries through to the rare book trade – especially with regards to boxes, labels, and especially old bookseller descriptions.
This …

Recent Rare Book Purchases