Maggs Bros. Ltd: Rare books and manuscripts, since 1853

Both our Curzon Street and Bedford Square premises are now open by appointment. If you would like to visit, please do contact us beforehand by telephone or email and we will be glad to make arrangements. 

Internet and telephone orders continue to be dispatched as normal, although delivery times may still vary. If you have any questions please do get in touch with a member of staff either by calling our usual number or emailing


Established in 1853, Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the world’s largest and oldest antiquarian booksellers. Serious about books without being stuffy, we are proud of our traditions and history but are continually looking to the future. We embrace the new age of information technology, and combine with it a continuity which has seen us deal with successive generations of collectors and with libraries over many decades

To view a selection of our stock please use the search and browse menus above. If you are looking for anything specific do get in touch directly, as not all our stock is online.

We offer free worldwide delivery by Royal Mail International Tracked for orders placed on over £700* and a tracked courier service on request for an additional fee. We run an international business, travelling frequently throughout the world to buy, to sell and advise on individual works and collections.

*We reserve the right to charge additional postage for especially large items or collections.

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