Whether they are sets arranged by a publisher or a collection crafted by hand, there are some books that were always meant to be kept together. AbeBooks offers hundreds of these 'instant collections' – some covering a specific series of books, or a subject or genre, or the works of a certain author. It's usually taken years to put these collections together but you could buy one in seconds.
Buying books by the foot is nothing new but these mini-collections are rare and desirable, and priced accordingly. You could buy several very nice cars for the same price as a complete set of first editions of the James Bond novels. This selection covers fairies, Peter Rabbit, hobbits, golf and the ultimate British bulldog.
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Please note: Quantity on rare books extremely limited; copies on display may sell quickly.
All 14 vols in the 007 series. For Your Eyes Only is signed by Fleming.
A complete set of Lang's original Fairy Books: Blue to Lilac, 12 volumes
11 volumes of Millhauser's books, all signed by the author
You can start with a new set for about $20, or with a more liberal budget pick up a set of first editions.
A complete set of George Macdonald Fraser’s Flashman novels, all 12 first edition printings
From a set of first editions to a basic new boxed set, this classic series is a collection in itself.
Complete collection of UK first editions, nine volumes in total.
A Complete Set of the 14 "Oz" Books, All First Editions.
Complete series of 11 books breaking down the swing of champion golfers. Published in 1924.
Various runs of this famous literary magazine starting from 1891.
A full set, six volumes, of Churchill’s narrative on the history of the first world war, published 1923-31.
A set of this travel guide, issues published between 1885-1971
A collection of 30 books and a playbill inscribed to Kristina Odelberg/Hedenblad, the woman whose name was used for the main female character in The Emigrant Novels.
Complete set of six first editions, published beginning 1960
Bound in green goatskin -53 vols published from 1898 to 1961.
Well over 100 feet of 19th and early 20th century Japanese prints from various artists.
Various collections from this American pulp master.
A complete set of 23 books from Peter Rabbit's Bookshelf.
A collection of 36 Typescript and Holograph Poems from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright, along with five autographed and typed letters signed to a fellow poet.
Two complete sets of Struwwelpeter glass magic lantern slides, housed in original boxes.
The complete serialisation of Dickens novel which was published between 1846-1848 in 20 parts.
21 pamphlets and documents include official signed copies of key Florida court decisions from the disputed presidential race between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden.