AbeBooks offers a huge selection of rare, collectable, and vintage books for sale from booksellers. You will find antiquarian books, out-of-print books, first editions, signed and inscribed copies, incunabula, limited editions, photography books, leather-bound books, and old books from the past. There are also illustrated books, small and fine press books, artist's books, and fine bindings. From books of high value to antique books of interest, we have something for every collection.
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Cosway bindings are beautiful rare books with miniature paintings inset into fine leather bindings. They are named after miniaturist portrait painter Richard Cosway. London bookselling firm Sotheran's invented the concept with Miss C.B. Currie providing the art. To learn more, we interviewed antiquarian bookseller David Brass.
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Our book collecting guide covers the basic elements of book collecting, from what to collect, to caring for your collection. We explain rare book terminology, and provide a guide to book sizes, formats, and bindings, and also offer useful information relating to old books.
Celebrate 100 years of service and sacrifice with these beautiful special editions produced by Extraordinary Editions in association with the RAF Museum. A donation from sales will be made to the RAF100 Appeal. These brand new books feature fine bindings, and include more than 650 pages of documents, orders, reports, maps, diaries, letters, and ephemera from RAF life.