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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
37 Ridge Drive
Fleetwood, PA  19522
484-575-8825
info@charlesagvent.com


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

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part I: 66 Items

Our new catalog, LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, contains 66 select items, mostly new arrivals, including Archives, Letters, Manuscripts, and Signed Photographs. Highlights include important Handwritten Manuscripts by D. H. Lawrence, A. A. Milne, and Saul Bellow among others; Manuscript Poems by W. H. Auden, Willa Cather, and Robert Frost among others; Letters with fine content by T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, Sean O'Casey, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and W. B. Yeats among others; Signed Photographs by Sinclair Lewis, and much more.



 LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part I: 66 Items(click to download)

 
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