CHARLES AGVENT has been buying and selling rare books, manuscripts, and autographs in a variety of fields since 1987.  We have books from the 15th to the 21st century and feature a stock strong in Signed Books & Autographs, Literary First Editions, Presidential material, African-American Literature & History, and Fine Press & Illustrated Books.  In addition, we carry the largest inventory of Limited Edition Club books and ephemera in the world.  We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and adhere to their high ethical standards.

Please search or browse our inventory of approximately 6000 items.  Use the links to the left to browse our many specific categories and to see descriptions of new arrivals. If you can't find what you want, let us know and we'll be happy to search our extensive private inventory for you.

Charles Agvent
291 Linden Road
Mertztown, PA  19539

Please click on the Catalogs link to see our pdf catalogs, including our latest catalog:

SPRING MISCELLANY 2015: 60 Select Items

Our new catalog--SPRING MISCELLANY 2015--contains 60 select items, all new arrivals, in a variety of fields. Highlights include fine Cookery items, including the second American cookbook and Alice B. Toklas's cookbook inscribed to Eleanor Roosevelt; the true First Edition of SIDDHARTHA signed by Hesse; Thoreau's WORKS with a leaf of manuscript; the first American botanical book; Robert Lowell's first book inscribed to Randall Jarrell; Paul Muldoon's virtually unknown first book; several signed books by Theodore Roosevelt including his scarce Inaugural Address; signed books and letters by Elizabeth Bishop, T. S. Eliot, Henry Ford, Billie Holiday, W. H. Taft, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf; and much more.


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