December 9, 2023

Wanted: Old and Rare Manuscripts

Top Prices Paid for Rare Manuscripts and Handwritten Journals by an ABAA Rare Book Dealer

As an ABAA rare book dealer, I am actively seeking to buy old manuscripts, handwritten journals, and unique sketchbooks, especially illuminated manuscripts and historical manuscripts If you have diaries, text manuscripts, or artistic sketchbooks, I am interested in purchasing these items at highly competitive prices, and often at prices higher than could be obtained at rare book auctions.

Determining the value of an old manuscript involves a detailed process. I consider various factors such as the manuscript’s age, historical significance, rarity, condition, and any unique attributes it may possess. The provenance or history of ownership can also play a crucial role in its valuation. My expertise as an ABAA rare book dealer allows me to assess these aspects accurately, ensuring a fair and informed evaluation of your items. I am a very transparent dealer and always happy to explain my thoughts behind a valuation.

I adhere to the highest standards of professionalism as an ABAA member, ensuring a smooth and ethical transaction process. If you have rare manuscripts or journals that you are looking to sell, I offer free evaluations to determine their market value. This service provides you with an informed basis for any potential sale.

If you’re interested in selling your items, please send photos to or text 646-469-1851 for a prompt evaluation. I am committed to offering top prices for items. This is a straightforward opportunity to sell your rare manuscripts and journals to a knowledgeable and serious dealer

Here is a detail from a 1920’s occult manuscript I am in love with and currently cataloging for our upcoming ABAA April NY Book Fair

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