books old and rare

Are you looking for the perfect gift to match someone’s interest?

Banfield House Booksellers for interesting and unusual books old rare and contemporary from 16th century vellum bindings to 21st century soft covers.

Surprise your  friends, colleagues and relatives with an enduring keepsake. They do not need to be avid readers to appreciate your insight. Show how well you understand them. Search by subject for a book connecting their interests. Free gift wrapping.

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Interesting recent book sales included:
The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and LLoyd Osbourne, shipped to America for the Stevenson Museum in Vailima, Samoa. The book was inscribed and presented by Stevenson’s stepson and co-author Lloyd Osbourne to James Chalmers in 1897. Chalmers was later killed and martyred in New Guinea. Stevenson – in his own words – hero worshipped Chalmers, reflecting on how different his life would have been had they met when Stevenson was a boy.