Antiquarian Books

Antiquarian Books


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.

Specialist Auction Dates

Antiquarian Books are included in both our fortnightly Antique & Collectors Sales and our quarterly Fine Art Sales for more information please email enquiries@mellorsandkirk.com 

Valuation Days

Valuations are held at The Auction House every Saturday morning 9am-12noon, other days by appointment. Regular Valuation Days are held across the Midlands please see our Valuation page for full details.

Antiquarian Books


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.

Specialist Auction Dates

Antiquarian Books are included in both our fortnightly Antique & Collectors Sales and our quarterly Fine Art Sales for more information please email enquiries@mellorsandkirk.com 

Valuation Days

Valuations are held at The Auction House every Saturday morning 9am-12noon, other days by appointment. Regular Valuation Days are held across the Midlands please see our Valuation page for full details.