At Way's Rare and Second-hand Bookshop in Henley-on-Thames you will find a selection of quality books from all eras.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE BOOKS?
PHONE 01491 576 663 between 10am-5pm and please don’t discard Grandpa’s Ordnance Survey Maps from the 1900-1940s, or other vintage maps or paper scraps, without checking first....
Way's Rare and Second-hand Bookshop
This is a flavour and not a definitive list:
Design and Architecture. especially 20th century
Fine bindings and sets but not encyclopaedias
Maritime : Books & guides about the River Thames
Traditional wooden boatbuilding
Engineering, especially antiquarian
Texts in Latin & Greek
Motoring & motorcycles
Fine Bibles, only if early
Flying & Aeroplane design
Dictionaries in unusual languages or dialect
Mountaineering & Arctic Exploration
Croquet & Polo
Gastronomy & history of food
Twentieth century illustrators & designers
: English or Continental literature from all periods
Paperbacks & Thrillers but no romance!
Antiquarian books of all description
Country Life & lore
Vintage Trade & Manufacturer’s catalogues
Books with woodcut illustrations
Typography & graphic design
Victorian Postcard albums
: Documents if decorative
Ephemera of all description
Photography & books illustrated by real photographs
Vintage guidebooks, especially old Baedekers in original red cloth & vintage town guides up to the 1950s
Folding maps on linen of London & other destinations
Wall mounted, linen backed maps
Children’s illustrated books from all eras in good order
Oddities of all kinds
Rowing & Henley Regatta
Victorian or earlier Atlases
Some craft books if with good detail
Victorian novels in original cloth
Most sports, but not all sport & not recently printed
The Classical World
Old letter headings & paper oddities of all kinds & from all eras
We can't buy....
Bookclub & mass-market editions published by WH Smiths (often large format and stuffed with photos from the photo library)
Most periodicals unless very old
Sciences which date quickly
Management studies etc.
Mind, spirit & body
Maths, Physics & Law textbooks etc.
Chick-lit, celebrity biographies
All recent mass-market editions commonly found in charity shops etc
Any cookbook bought from a supermarket or Smiths
Most university course textbooks, (which are best sold immediately to students doing the same course, before they get out of date, and sold in a town with a University. There is also a facility on Amazon.com)
We can’t buy books in tatty condition & please don’t post us books out of the blue!