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Tavistock Books specializes in first editions, fine rare books & other related bibliographic material, with a special focus on Charles Dickens. New books arrive daily, please check with us should you not find the title you seek. Book searches are available for first editions in the subject areas you see represented here.

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. The firm emphasizes fine condition throughout its stock. The firm is always interested in purchasing books such as what will be found on this web site; whether it be individual volumes or an entire library. If you have such books to sell, please contact the firm's owner, Vic Zoschak, regarding same.  Finally, please note, we do NOT offer a gratis appraisal service.

As a result of the Covid pandemic, Tavistock Books has transitioned to, primarily, an on-line only business model and the shop is now closed to the general public.  We welcome visits, on a 'by appointment' basis, by other members of the trade & established customers.  That said, please note, this website is open 24/7, and items so ordered will generally ship within 3 business days, if not sooner. 

Tavistock Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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February Finds

February Finds

Well, I think Punxsutawney Phil got it wrong…  from the look outside my living room window, winter is still here, and plans to stay longer than Hans Christian Anderson at Gads Hill.  During this cold spell, we here at Tavistock Books have hunkered down, and are using the time inside to both unpack, and catalogue, more books.  

This week’s  list is comprised of 20 items that caught my eye as they passed over my desk enroute to their new shelf location at 220 S. Rock Blvd.  These twenty items include a very early [1875] Adventist children’s publication printed at the White’s Oakland home, a scarce 1920s view book of Upper Egypt, the 3 vol set of Henry Crabb Robinson’s Diaries & Reminiscences, a late 18th C Quaker work, an 18th book on conjuring, a Hardy Boys title in jacket, a title discussing our fairer sex [from an, ahem, unbiased male perspective], etc., etc.

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