Books, Maps & Manuscripts

The Books, Maps & Manuscripts Department at Bishop & Miller spans a broad range of literary collecting areas from early antiquarian books and modern first editions, to illustrations, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents.

Articles & Autographs

Bishop & Millers’ dedicated department for Books, Manuscripts and Maps has established an international reputation for our auctions, selling both through our UK auction houses as well as via our live online auctions.  

Our auctions specialise in the sale of both individual works as well as entire collections, covering everything from the earliest printed books to modern first editions. As a department, we relish the interaction with owners and collectors, whether seeking to buy or sell books, private press and illustrations, maps, fine atlases and historical volumes. 

With a broad range of areas covered in each sale, we can handle entire libraries and have done so for some fascinating private and public collections, as well as the countless private entries that come through the doors each year. 

If we can be of any assistance in bringing your books or other works on paper to market, you would like to find out more about our forthcoming auctions or to talk further about a potential consignment please do not hesitate to contact our specialist team.

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Antique Valuations

Bishop & Miller offer a free, no obligation valuation service on a wide range of objects.

Offering full service and guidance whether it’s a single item for valuation and auction or probate and insurance valuations. Our team of dedicated professionals are on hand to help with every aspect of your auction experience.

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