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Blackwell's Rare Books

Blackwell's Rare Books
Specializing in Antiquarian, Modern First Editions, Modernism, Music, and Private Press.
Blackwell's began trading on the 1st of January 1879 as a dealer in rare and secondhand books. Benjamin Henry Blackwell traded from a single tiny room which was all but filled by one chair and one customer. How times have changed: that room soon expanded into the main Blackwell's shop at 48-51 Broad Street, which now features inside it the largest room dedicated to bookselling in Europe.
B.H. ‘s son, Sir Basil Blackwell, founder member of the ABA, had a great enthusiasm for fine printing and in 1920 purchased the Shakespeare Head Press. That superb typographer, Bernard Newdigate, produced many beautiful editions for the press, including Chaucer, Froissart, and Spencer, which are now themselves sought after by collectors.
During the following years Blackwell's Rare Books occupied different premises in the centre of Oxford, and latterly in a beautiful manor house at Fyfield, before returning to the main Broad Street shop in 1999. We can still be found here on the second floor, displaying many fine books in collectable condition. Printed catalogues are still produced and sent all over the world, featuring some of the same books once sold by Benjamin Henry and Sir Basil, though they would surely never have dreamt of a presence on the internet.

Contact the Seller
Sian Wainwright
Blackwell's (Rare Book Department)
48-51 Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BQ
United Kingdom
Phone 01865333555
30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.