Mellors & Kirk’s expertise in this highly specialised field is underlined by the many spectacular books that we have handled, such as this copy of Saxton’s Atlas of England Wales from the library of W A Cadbury that sold for £42,000.
English Literature and History across four centuries and collectable categories, including Natural History, Travel, Sporting and Children’s Books, Scientific and Economics, Private Presses and Fine Bindings are regularly featured in our sales of antiquarian books.
Fine and rare examples of the Bible are also offered, as is the occasional object, for example the mourning ring of the Curate of Epworth who denied John Wesley his pulpit. The owner was unaware of the historic importance of this little piece of the history of Methodism, which we sold to Epworth Rectory Museum, the former family home of the Wesleys.
Antiquarian Books are included in both our fortnightly Antique & Collectors Sales and our quarterly Fine Art Sales.
Sold for £14000
ORTELIUS (A) THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM folio,...Find out more
Sold for £3500
CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) (THYNNE'S) THE WORKES...Find out more
Sold for £6000
BIBLE. KING JAMES OR AUTHORISED VERSION,...Find out more
Sold for £1600
SYDENHAM (THOMAS) THE COMPLEAT METHOD OF...Find out more
Sold for £2500
[SHAKESPEARE (W) SECOND FOLIO]. THE MERRY...Find out more
Sold for £38000
[AUSTEN (JANE)] PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A NOVEL......Find out more
Sold for £7500
[AUSTEN (JANE)] EMMA A NOVEL IN THREE VOLUMES...Find out more