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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
291 Linden Road
Mertztown, PA  19539
610-682-4750
info@charlesagvent.com

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

SUMMER MISCELLANY 2017: 85 Select Items

Our new catalog--SUMMER MISCELLANY 2017--contains 85 select items, all new arrivals, in a variety of fields, especially African-Americana, Botany, Japan, Ornithology, and Poetry. Highlights include THE FIRST COOKBOOK WRITTEN BY AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN (1829); an 18th Century Illustrated Japanese Manuscript of Floral Arrangements; Latham's GENERAL HISTORY OF BIRDS with 193 hand-colored engravings; Ninagawa's study of Japanese pottery with 125 hand-colored plates; Randall Jarrell's THE SEVEN-LEAGUE CRUTCHES with a MANUSCRIPT VERSE; signed books and documents by Louis Armstrong, Charles Chesnutt, T. S. Eliot, Joel Chandler Harris, Dorothy Parker, Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Booker T. Washington, etc.; a selection of fine bindings and illustrated books, and much more.

 

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