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Through our pool of 300 specialist dealers, Online Galleries provides a wide collection of rare books, antique books, vintage books, original book illustrations and cover art, as well as autographs and historic manuscripts for the discerning buyer. All antiquarian books viewed via Online Galleries are strictly controlled and monitored by a number of international trade associations.Although Online Galleries is home to more than 35,000 antiques and works of art, perusing our selection of antique books and vintage books couldn’t be easier; simply browse by keyword or location to receive the most pertinent search results, or inspect the Antique Books subcategories for a wider view of our sought-after rare books.For prices, further information or general enquiries about specific items within our Antique Books category, we have conveniently provided the direct contact details for each antiquarian books dealer affiliated with Online Galleries. Contact details and relevant information about each dealer is provided alongside the featured item.

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The Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, Jewellers and Allied Traders, 1838-1914
The 'Directory' covers the period when Britain was the foremost industrial country of the world. It contains 4,000 biographies of very diverse trad...
£250
Potterton Books
Silverware by Alain Gruber
The author traces the evolution of household silverware in the European tradition using a novel approach: a concentration on the practical function...
£50
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Wine Labels: 1730-2003 - A Worldwide History
Silver wine labels made their appearance in the 1730s to identify the contents of unmarked opaque glass wine bottles. This book reflects the lively...
£45
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Wallace Collection Catalogues: Gold Boxes
The 18th-century gold snuffbox was the ultimate fashion accessory beautifully made, exquisitely decorated and very expensive, its form and ornament...
£100
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Dream Palaces: The Last Royal Courts of Europe
Lavish palaces built in the late 19th century-at a time when the revival of historical styles (particularly the Gothic) was in vogue-are depicted i...
£50
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Le génie des Hache By Pierre Rouge and Francoise Rouge
At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Thomas Hache had developed a special sawing method for obtaining large sheets of magnifying glasses and red ...
£275
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Designer British Silver: From Studios Established 1930-1985
Designer British Silver explores the designer-silversmiths who have shaped British silver from the 1950s through to the present day. Covering a com...
£75
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Fences: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration
Fences is the first in a series of beautifully–produced books that feature authentic architectural patterns from the two previous centuries. Read...
£57.50
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Christopher Dresser: The People's Designer 1834-1904
Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) was a Victorian from a humble provincial background, who pushed back the frontiers of class privilege to claim his ...
£85
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Dining with the Maharajas: Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition
Beautifully illustrated - Dining with the Maharajas is the only book on the culinary traditions and lifestyles of the Indian royalty •Features...
£49.95
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La Formentera: The Woodland Refuge of Juan Montoya
In the 1970s, renowned interior designer Juan Montoya lived on La Formentera, a Balearic Island off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Later, near G...
£50
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Two Superb Books with Faux Malachite Covers Circa 1880
Two Books One the Poems of Thomas Campbell the other Oliver Goldsmiths Poetical Works Both with Faux Malachite Covers
£560
Gerard Robinson Fine Art & Antiques
Stars in Dior
A love letter to the cinema from the House of Dior, featuring legendary screen actresses in signature Dior. Embraced by Hollywood and the iconic wo...
£40
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The 100 Best Interiors in Colour
This new series showcases a compilation of the most beautiful and inspirational reports of the Beta-Plus architecture and interior design series. T...
£45
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Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions...
The Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute exhibition is the most prestigious event of its kind--a remarkable, must-see spectacle. With sub...
£30
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Les merveilleuses roses
Paperback. This book illustrates numerous rose botanical illustrations from the famous "Pierre-Joseph Redoute". The illustrations are shown on a ...
£20
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The Handbook of Painted Decoration
In this authoritative and practical guide, two distinguished teachers and award-winning artist-painters share their knowledge and the secrets of th...
£48
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The English Country House in Perspective
In this visual history of the English country house, the author employs the prospect, or "bird's eye view" to illustrate the development of British...
£40
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Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style
Nancy Lancaster, who was born in 1897 into a wealthy Virginian family, became one of the greatest influences on interior decoration and garden desi...
£35
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Falize: A Dynasty of Jewelers
The house of Falize opened in Paris in 1840. Eventually closing in 1936, the jeweller's and goldsmith's story unfolds over three generations of the...
£195
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Art Deco and other Figures by Bryan Catley
Based partly on the original importers' catalogues and partly on the wide range of pieces handled by the author Bryan Catley, a leading specialist ...
£50
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Masterpieces of English Furniture: The Gerstenfeld Collection
An illustrated survey of the Gerstenfeld Collection. Covering the history of the collection with an overview of the collection's key areas. Include...
£150
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Russian Furniture: The Golden Age, 1780-1840
A visual history of the Golden Age of Russian furniture between 1780-1840, written by a leading art dealer and expert. Hardback out of print copy. ...
£250
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Asian Furniture: A Directory and Sourcebook
Western-style furniture was a relatively late arrival in Asia, where climates and lifestyles were markedly different from those in Europe. But colo...
£39.95
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Hanne Kjaerholm Houses
The houses of Danish architect Hanne Kjaerholm, wife of furniture designer Poul Kjærholm, are based on the world-known Scandinavian tradition for ...
£95
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Richard Norman Shaw (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1912) was the most fertile, representative and immediately influential domestic architect of the late Victorian period in...
£40
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Baldassare Longhena and Venetian Baroque Architecture
This fascinating book offers the first comprehensive study in English of Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682), the indispensable architect of the Veneti...
£55
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Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor is one of the most extraordinary houses in England. Over 125 years ago, Baron Ferdinand Rothschild transformed a barren hill in the...
£35
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SAMPSON MORDAN & CO, LONDON
Large George V Novelty Silver Fox Head Bookmark
A fine quality large and heavy gauge George V novelty silver Bookmark, the terminal cast as a Foxes head set with black glass eyes. By Sampson ...
£400
Steppes Hill Farm Antiques Ltd
English Decoration in the 18th Century by John Fowler and John Cornforth
288 pages with 40 colour plates and 234 monochrome figures. Second Edition in excellent condition with dustwrapper. Out of Print.
£45
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The World of Mary Ellen Best
Mary Ellen Best (1809 - 1891) was an English artist. Most active in the 1830s, she usually worked in water-colour, commonly painting scenes of dome...
£15
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Inside London: Discovering London's Period Interiors
A fully illustrated guide which examines the interiors of London houses of differing periods, types and styles. Each interior is represented by a c...
£35
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The English Vision: Picturesque in Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
The English Vision is the first major study of the Picturesque since Christopher Hussey's book on the subject was published in 1927. By treating th...
£45
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The Latest Country Houses by John Martin Robinson
This work showcases the houses built since the Second World War which conform to the country house style of architecture and way of life. Out of pr...
£30
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Henry Holland: His Life and Architecture by Dorothy Stroud
This book traces Holland career from his family background and early works to his partnership with Capability Brown, Hans Town, whigs & tories, wor...
£45
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Kentucky Home: Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country
In Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms, pre-eminent architectural and interiors photographer Pieter Estersohn guides us through Bluegrass Cou...
£45
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The Last Country Houses by Clive Aslet
344 pages, handsomely illustrated in colour and in black and white throughout
£35
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A House in Town: 22 Arlington Street, Its Owners and Builders
This book tells the story of 22 Arlington Street, the great town house designed by William Kent for Henry Pelham in the 1740s. Prints, drawings, p...
£60
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An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau
An indispensable reference source for anyone with an interest in period styles of furniture and decoration, this renowned book comprises a complete...
£45
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The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
Clubland is another country, redolent of the past but, for its few thousand often influential inhabitants, an integral part of life. It is a place ...
£150
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The Regency Country House: From the Archives of 'Country Life'
The Regency Country House is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the key English country houses of 1800 to 1830. It is written by J...
£120
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Quinlan Terry: The Revival of Architecture
223pp, including 199 illustrations, photos, drawings etc, one being large fold-out from Richmond Riverside, list of works since 1973, list of publi...
£120
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An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams: The Americans who Revived the Country House in...
To a modern visitor nothing will seem more British than a classic country house like Cliveden or Leeds Castle. But the truth is actually very diffe...
£35
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John Soane: Architect: Master of Space and Light
Without a doubt the most brilliant architectural innovator of his day, Sir John Soane (1753-1837) displayed a remarkable ability to adapt and moder...
£40
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The Genius of Robert Adam: His Interiors (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in ...
Robert Adam was one of the greatest British architects of the later eighteenth century. So widespread was his influence as a decorator and furnitur...
£150
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A.W.N.Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was one of the most influential architects and designers of the 19th century. He pioneered an appreciati...
£140
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The English Country House: From the Archives of 'Country Life' 1897-1939
Offers a unique and vivid insight into what has become known as the golden age of the English country house. Out of print hardback book. Very good ...
£75
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David Linley: Extraordinary Furniture
Selection of some the most bizarre and opulent pieces of furniture ever made, dating from medieval times to the modern day. Divided into five categ...
£40
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