West Hull Rare Books sell fine first edition titles, however as passionate collectors we are also rare book buyers. Whether you are a collector yourself or have simply inherited some books and would like a valuation, we can provide you a fair and effective result. We handle every client in a bespoke manner and urge you to get in touch with us in order to discuss your potential purchases and sales. Below you can see a collection of titles we are interested in purchasing. If the title you are looking to sell is not listed below, we still advise you get in touch with us, as we may be able to help.

First Editions:

NOTE: This is just a small selection of titles we are looking to purchase, please quote other authors.

  • Douglas Adams: Any signed first editions in dust wrappers
  • J.G Ballard: Any Pre 1970 first editions in dust wrappers and signed titles.
  • John Le Carre: Pre 1965 Titles.
  • Raymond Chandler: UK and US First Editions in dust wrappers.
  • Agatha Christie: Any Pre 1945 first editions in dust wrappers.
  • Roald Dahl: Primarily signed or inscribed first UK editions published by Jonathan Cape in dust wrappers
  • Philip K Dick: Any Pre 1970 first editions in dust wrappers.
  • Ian Fleming: We purchase any good quality Fleming James Bond 1st UK edition books and pay high prices for fine to mint copies with or without wrappers. We particularly require the first three Bond first UK editions in dust wrappers (Casino Royale 1953, Live and Let Die 1954 and Moonraker 1955) published by Jonathan Cape in very good condition.
  • Graham Greene: Any Pre 1960 first editions in dust wrappers, also looking for signed or inscribed first editions.
  • Aldous Huxley: Brave New World with or without dust wrapper.
  • Other titles: OHMSS 1st Pan paperback 1964 without the price on the front cover
  • Any proof copies of the Bond series with/out proof wrappers
  • Any signed or inscribed Fleming novels.
  • P.D James: Any Pre 1970 first edition titles in dust wrappers.
  • Stephen King: Please quote any signed titles.
  • Anthony Powell: We urgently require the first two dance to the music of time titles.
  • Ruth Rendell: Any Pre 1970 first editions in dust wrappers.
  • Evelyn Waugh: We are always looking to purchase first UK Editions in wrappers of the following books:’Decline and Fall’,'Scoop’ (in the first issue wrapper), ‘A Handful of Dust’,'Vile Bodies’ and ‘Brideshead Revisited’.
  • John Wyndham: Pre 1960 first editions in dust wrappers.
  • William Golding: First UK Edition 1954 published by Faber

Children’s Books:

NOTE: This is just a small selection of children’s titles we are looking to purchase, please quote other authors.

  • Enid Blyton: Any nice famous five titles in dust wrappers and certain other titles, please enquire.
  • Richmal Crompton: Any William’s titles in dust wrappers.
  • W E Johns: Any Pre 1945 Biggles titles in dust wrappers and any post 1996 titles in dust wrappers.
  • C S Lewis: Any near fine Narnia titles
  • A A Milne: Any near fine Pooh titles with or without dust wrappers
  • J K Rowling: We are always looking to purchase The Philosophers Stone in first edition hardback or paperback 1997. Plus any signed copies.
  • J R R Tolkien: We are currently looking for The Hobbit first edition with or without dust jackets, and lord of the rings first editions.