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The auction house is busy growing a specialism in rare vintage books and antiquarian books and volumes. The department is supported by expert valuer, Rob Kerr, and you can expect to see a strong, interesting selection of lots every few weeks in our weekly auctions of antiques, vintage, collectable and clearance items.

Rob is also working closely with our lead auctioneers, creating a new section for higher value volumes within our popular two-day auctions of antiques, collectables and curios held on the first Monday and Tuesday of the month on a bimonthly basis.

Highlights may include: William Gilpin’s 18th Century, two-volume illustrated ‘Observations, relative chieply to Picturesque Beauty, made in the year 1772, on several parts of England; particularly the Mountains and the Lakes of Cumberland and Westmorland’; seven folio volumes of ‘The Statutes at Large, Containing all the Public Acts of Parliament &C, London: 1734-1759’; a selection of signed Alfred Wainwright volumes; or a first edition of Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’.

Rob is always on hand for expert advice and can provide fair and accurate assessments of condition and estimated value. Why not sign up for an account today, so you can receive the latest news and updates for our antique book auctions!

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Rob Kerr

Consultant Book Valuer

Rob is an expert in volumes of all types. He provides valuations and catalogues the regular book and antiquarian volumes sections in our weekly and two-day antique book auctions.

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Recent Highlights

Lot 977, First edition, first impression, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Hammer Price £6000.
Lot 1042, Snape, Andrew – The Anatomy of an Horse, 1683. Hammer Price: £1,300.
Lot 963, Ephemera/Archive. A large selection of letters, receipt books, diaries, and other manuscript material; predominantly 19th century. Hammer Price £660.
Lot 969, Mountaineering. Raymond Turner, E. (ed.) – The Climbers’ Club Journal. London: The Climbers’ Club, 1899-1910. Hammer Price £280.
Lot 1019, Antiquarian Manuscript Book. Mid-Nineteenth Century (circa 1840’s). A vanity work, author unknown. Folio. Hammer Price £180.
Lot 1019, Antiquarian Manuscript Book. Mid-Nineteenth Century (circa 1840’s). A vanity work, author unknown. Folio. Hammer Price £180.

Latest News

A part of Kendal town’s history is set to fetch £2,000 at auction

HUNDREDS of items, collected over 40 years and providing a unique insight into Kendal’s social and political history, are up for auction. They belonged to a local Kendal historian whose interest covered the 1800s to the 1950s. With cataloguing underway, our expert valuer Rob Kerr says the collection will be sold as 10 lots. Three … Continued