Auction Commissions

True to the tradition of our founder, we remain one of the world’s leading buyers at auction, and are in constant touch with all the major auction houses. In addition to buying for our own stock, we can bid on your behalf.

Our service includes viewing books before the sale, advising on appropriate bids, executing bids, and collating books after purchase. We will also notify you of forthcoming sales containing material that may be of interest.

In general terms our function may be described as the protection of your interests, both as to the quality of the object offered and the price to be paid.

Please contact: Sally Deegan.


A wood engraving of a typical book auction at Sotheby’s in the late nineteenth century, with Bernard Quaritch seated immediately below the auctioneer’s rostrum. (Quaritch archive)