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

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

WALT WHITMAN: 28 Select Items

Our new catalog--completely devoted to WALT WHITMAN--contains 28 select items, mostly new arrivals. Highlights include an exceptionally scarce Family Association Copy of SPECIMEN DAYS IN AMERICA; Whitman's first appearance in print published when he was only 15; SIGNED copies of NOVEMBER BOUGHS and TWO RIVULETS; as well as other interesting books and ephemera.

 WALT WHITMAN: 28 Select Items (click to download)


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