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Books and Maps

At Bourne End Auctions we value and auction a wide selection of books and maps from the 17th to the 20th century, rare and antiquarian books to modern first editions, travel, children’s and illustrated books and library collections.

With 11 antique and collectors sales throughout the year and weekly general sales, many of which include a variety of books, Bourne End Auctions are well positioned to handle the sales of these items.


Mark Baldwin

01628 531500




Departmental Highlights

128 mar 2012Hammer Price £240 : Limited Edition 155/500, A hand Cut Paper book by Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat with gilt decorated boards, illustrated by F Sangorski and G Sutcliffe.
57 june 2013Hammer Price £300 : A selection of mainly early 20th century childrens books to include Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol, illus. by Blanche McManus, pub. M F Mansfield and A Wessels, New York 1899.
56 june 2013 (3)Hammer Price £90 : The Channel Islands – a Deluxe limited edition signed by Henry Winbush (illustrator), pub. A & C Black 1904, 47/300 with presentation inscription by Charles Greenwood alluding to his visit to the Channel Islands in 1904.
78 june 2013 (2)Hammer Price £70 : The Builders Practical Director or Buildings for All Classes, illus., pub Leipzig & Dresden, circa 1855.


55 june 2013 (3)Hammer Price £70 : J R R Tolkien – Lord of The Rings three volume book set, early editions circa 1961/62, with dust wrappers and The Hobbit, a Puffin paperback circa 1961.

Hammer Price £340 : A 1966 World Cup Final football program along with ticket stubs for all London games and an unused ticket for the Final and an Official programme for the whole tournament.

185april 2012 (3)Hammer Price £140 : A set of five Japanese cloth bound books, the pages painted with fish and other sea fauna, plants and other wildlife, signed to front cover of each book.

Hammer Price £130 : A 1605 John Speede map of Oxfordshire.