Antique Books

Antique leather bound books look great in your home library. Large volumes of books keep your bookshelves calm while adding sophistication to your interior. We sell bound volumes with hand painted marble paper. Our books are written in the French and English languages. If you need to store and display your antique books we sell french bibliotheques and bookshelves, secretaries and bookcases.
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  • French 19th Century Ebonized Duet Stand

    $1,995.00

    49"H x 37"W x 17"D

    Dimensions: 49” H x 37” W x 17” D

    A French ebonized duet stand made in the 1800’s. This antique was built for duet performances with back to back sheet music stands and adjustable brass candle holders. The functional stand is raised on a carved and turned column form base with three stylized, splayed legs, and is perfect for displaying sheet music or as a book display. Cleaned and polished with a French paste wax, this antique is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition.

  • French Solid Brass Adjustable Bible Stand

    $1,450.00

    12.50"H x 18.75"W x 15.50"D

    Dimensions: 12 ½” H x 18 ¾” W x 15 ½” D

    A large decorative brass Bible stand from a Catholic church. This versatile antique book stand has the ability to lay flat or to be used at adjustable angles. The detailed craftsmanship of the pierced brass and etching is impressive and symbolizes the Catholic religion. Originally used for a Bible, this stand would be perfect for any book in your interior. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition of this Bible stand.
    Height with top down: 3 ½”

  • Set of 7 Books by German Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    $125.00

    6"H x 11"W x 4.75"D

    Dimensions: 6” H x 11” W x 4 ¾” D

    A collection of seven volumes of poetry by German playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This set of Goethe’s Werkes is bound in pressed fabric with gold lettering. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 20 Books by J. Van Lennep and J. J. Cremer

    $345.00

    7"H x 15.50"W x 4.75"D

    Dimensions: 7” H x 15 ½” W x 4 ¾” D

    A collection of twenty volumes of works by Dutch novelists J. Van Lennep and J. J. Cremer. This set of books is bound in pressed fabric with gold lettering. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 10 Dutch Art History Books

    $175.00

    10.50"H x 18.50"W x 7.50"D

    Dimensions: 10 ½” H x 18 ½” W x 7 ½” D

    A ten volume collection of Algemene Kunstgeschiedenis. This set of books is bound in pressed fabric with gold lettering stating the title and respective volume. Written in 1956-1959, this set details the general universal art history. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition.

  • Set of 20 Dutch Novels by J. Van Lennep

    $345.00

    8"H x 17.50"W x 5.50"D

    Dimensions: 8” H x 17 ½” W x 5 ½” D

    A collection of twenty volumes of novels by Dutch author J. Van Lennep. Leather bound with gold lettering, this set includes multiple works from the novelist. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 12 Leather Bound Books

    $250.00

    9"H x 14.75"W x 6"D

    Dimensions: 9” H x 14 ¾” W x 6” D

    A collection of twelve books written in French featuring works by prominent English and French authors. This set of books is bound in leather with gold lettering and includes writings by Henry Hallam, Augustin Thierry, and M. Michaud. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 2 Leather Bound French Scientific Dictionaries

    $95.00

    10.75"H x 6.50"W x 7"D

    Dimensions: 10 ¾” H x 6 ½” W x 7” D

    A French pair of Nouveau Dictionnaire Des Sciences books by Paul Poiré. The collection of books is leather bound with gold lettering stating the author, title, and respective volume. Written in 1888, the set is a science dictionary with terms and corresponding illustrations. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition.

  • Set of 5 Leather Bound French Dictionaries

    $115.00

    13"H x 11.75"W x 10"D

    Dimensions: 13” H x 11 ¾” W x 10” D

    A collection of five volumes of Dictionnaire Général de la Langue Franςaise by E Littré. This collection of books is leather bound with gold lettering stating the authors, title, and respective volume. Written in 1882, the set is a general guide to learning French terms and includes an additional supplementary book. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition.

  • Set of 16 Leather Bound Dutch Encyclopedias

    $350.00

    10.25"H x 41.75"W x 7"D

    Dimensions: 10 ¼” H x 41 ¾” W x 7” D

    A collection of sixteen volumes of a Dutch encyclopedia set published from 1932-1938. This set of books is leather bound with the Dutch title; Winkler Prins Algemeene Encyclopaedie, and respective volume number stamped in gold lettering. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 8 French Leather Bound Geography Books

    $150.00

    10.50"H x 13"W x 6.50"D

    Dimensions: 10 ½” H x 13” W x 6 ½” D

    An eight volume collection of Géographie Universelle. This set of books is bound in leather with gold lettering stating the author, title, and respective volume. Written in France from 1846-1863, this set details the general history of geography among ancient people and a general theory of math and geography. Marbled end pages give this set antique charm. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition.

  • Set of 3 Latin Hymn & Scripture Books

    $45.00

    6.13"H x 3.75"W x 4"D

    Dimensions: 6 ⅛” H x 3 ¾” W x 4” D

    A collection of three volumes of Latin hymn and scripture. This set of books is leather bound with the author and respective volume number stamped in gold tooling. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 7 Books by the German Poet Hendrik Isben

    $115.00

    5.50"H x 7.75"W x 4"D

    Dimensions: 5 ½” H x 7 ¾” W x 4” D

    A collection of seven volumes of plays and poetry by Hendrik Isben. This set of books is paper bound with the author and respective volume number stamped in gold tooling. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 3 Leather Bound Belgian History Books

    $65.00

    8.13"H x 4"W x 0.50"D

    Dimensions: 8 ⅛” H x 4” W x5” D

    A collection of three volumes on Belgian history by M. Dewez. This set of books is leather bound with the title; Histoire Particulière des Provinces Belgiques, author, and respective volume number stamped in gold lettering. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition.

  • Set of 6 Books by German Poet Friedrich von Schiller

    $95.00

    6.25"H x 7"W x 4.50"D

    Dimensions: 6 ¼” H x 7” W x 4 ½” D

    A collection of six volumes of poetry by German playwright and poet Friedrich Schiller. This set of books is bound in pressed fabric with gold lettering stating the title and respective volume. There are signs of discoloration and wear to the pages and board covers, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 4 Books by German Poet Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    $85.00

    6.50"H x 5.50"W x 4.50"D

    Dimensions: 6 ½” H x 5 ½” W x 4 ½” D

    A collection of four volumes of poetry by German playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This set of Goethe’s Werkes is bound in pressed fabric with gold lettering. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 4 Books by German Poet Friedrich von Schiller

    $115.00

    6.50"H x 5.25"W x 4.75"D

    Dimensions: 6 ½” H x 5 ¼” W x 4 ¾” D

    A collection of four volumes of poetry by German playwright and poet Friedrich Schiller. Leather bound with gold lettering, this set includes works found by Schiller’s sons after his death and therefore are not included in his previous publications. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 10 Books by German Poet Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    $295.00

    7"H x 14.50"W x 5.50"D

    Dimensions: 7” H x 14 ½” W x 5 ½” D

    A collection of ten volumes of poetry by German playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This set of Goethe’s Werkes is bound in pressed fabric with gold lettering. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 23 Books by German Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    $385.00

    6.25"H x 31.25"W x 4.50"D

    Dimensions: 6 ¼” H x 31 ¼” W x 4 ½” D

    A collection of twenty-three volumes of poetry by German playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This set of Goethe’s Werkes is bound in pressed fabric with gold lettering. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 18 Dutch Books on Music History

    $225.00

    8"H x 20.50"W x 5"D

    Dimensions: 8” H x 20 ½” W x 5” D

    A collection of eighteen books on universal music history by Dutch author Otto Glastra van Loon. Three sets of the same six volumes are included in this collection. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 4 Antique French Books by St. Theresa

    $85.00

    10.50"H x 6.75"W x 7.5"D

    Dimensions: 10 ½” H x 6 ¾” W x 7 ½” D

    A French collection of four volumes of works by St. Theresa. This set of books are bound in leather with gold lettering stating the title and respective volume. Printed from 1840-1845, this set is lined with a marble paper interior. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition.

  • Set of 20 French Encyclopædia Universalis Books

    $445.00

    11.75"H x 40"W x 8.5"D

    Dimensions: 11 ¾” H x 40” W x 8 1/2” D

    A collection of twenty volumes of a French encyclopedia set published in 1968. This set features a dictionary, thesaurus, and comparative articles throughout. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition.

  • Set of 20 German Catholic Encyclopedias

    $445.00

    10"H x 40"W x 7"D

    Dimensions: 10” H x 40” W x 7” D

    A collection of twenty volumes of a Catholic encyclopedia by German authors Joseph Cardinal Hergenröther and Dr. Franz Kaulen. This set is leather bound with gold tooling stamped with the title and respective volume. Written in 1882-1903, the set details catholic theology and includes a supplementary book. Decorative end pages with green vines and glitter gold tooling line the interior board covers. There are signs of wear to the book spine and pages, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition.

  • Set of 13 Antique Dutch Books on Theology

    $225.00

    6.50"H x 12"W x 4.13"D

    Dimensions: 6 ½” H x 12” W x 4 1/8” D

    A collection of thirteen volumes on theology by K. Zwickenpflug. This set of books are paper bound with the Dutch title, Katholieke Godsdienstleer, author, and respective volume number stamped in gold lettering. The pages have signs of discoloration, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this set.

  • Set of 13 Books by German Novelist Jean Paul

    $225.00

    6.25"H x 19.25"W x 4.5"D

    Dimensions: 6 ¼” H x 19 ¼” W x 4 1/2” D

    A collection of thirteen volumes by the German novelist, Jean Paul; titled Jean Paul’s Werke from 1783-1822. This set of books are bound in pressed fabric with gold lettering. Inside the interiors are lined in marbled paper. There are minor signs of wear, make sure to view the detailed images for the current condition of this set.

  • English 19th Century Mahogany Lectern

    $1,995.00

    57.88"H x 23.88"W x 19.25"D

    Dimensions: 57 ⅞” H x 23 ⅞” W x 19 ¼” D

    A delightful 19th century Victorian English mahogany lectern hand-crafted in England circa 1860 featuring a tilt top that can be placed at different angles, a well turned and banded base that expands to change the height using an attached simple wooden peg, and an elegant tripod base. The rich brown tone of the wood is accentuated by a beautiful patina seen throughout. In superb condition, this piece has been cleaned and polished with French paste wax and is ready for your immediate use as a lectern, book, or music stand. Be sure to view all the images to get a closer look at this lovely antique. Minimum height 32 ⅜” H x 23 ⅞” W x 18 ½” D.

  • French 19th Century Solid Oak Book Stand

    $675.00

    53.88"H x 22"W x 20.50"D

    Dimensions: 53-⅞”H x 22”W x 20-½”D

    A wonderful music or book stand, made in France towards the end of the 19th century. The uncomplicated design is a testament to turned wood, with its post made of solid oak, which has been turned in a classic balustraded form. The oak has been quarter sawn, giving it a striated appearance which is sometimes referred to as ‘tiger oak’. The stand is lifted by a tripodal base, made of three shaped legs.

  • Set of 8 French Antique Legal Books

    $120.00

    10.88"H x 17.13"W x 9"D

    Dimensions: 10-⅞”H x 17-⅛”W x 9”D

    A scholarly set of six antique French legal books circa 1900-1905. Attributed on the spine to Edouard Dalloz; a French politician, editor, and lawyer in the late 1800’s. Speckled covers and marbled end pages add to the antique charm of this set. The books are in varying antique condition, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at each.

  • Set of 17 Swedish Antique Dictionaries

    $295.00

    11"H x 31.25"W x 7.75"D

    Dimensions: 11”H x 31-¼”W x 7-¾”D

    An academic set of Swedish Dictionaries from the turn of the 20th century. The Swedish title, Svensk Uppslagsbok, is stamped in gold lettering on the spines along with the alphabetical range each volume includes. Originally 32 volumes, 17 are included in this set. The marbled front covers make this attractive set of dictionaries the perfect addition to any home for office decor. Each book is in good antique condition with minimal page discoloration.

  • Set of 3 Leatherbound Antique Books

    $55.00

    8.75"H x 4.75"W x 5.5"D

    Dimensions: 8-¾”H x 4-¾”W x 5-½”D

    Set of 3 leatherbound French antique books written by various authors between 1891-1894. La Lecture and the date of publication are stamped in gold lettering on the spine. The leather spines and marbled end pages are in good antique condition. This set of books will perfectly incorporate into any home or office decor!

  • French 18th Century Double Sided Lectern

    $8,495.00

    89"H x 35"W x 35"D

    Dimensions: 89”H x 35”W x 35”D

    A stunning 18th century iron lectern from France. This would have been used on the altar to display a large bible during mass for the priest to read from. This is an instant conversation starter in any space because of its great height at over seven feet tall and beautiful details! Topped with a pointed cross, accented in gold and scrolling details, the display has the ability to turn 360 degrees. At each side is an adjustable candle holder in working condition. Gilt details from centuries past cling to the worn iron, adding to the exceptional patina. The scrolling base is ornamented with hammered acanthus leaves. A sturdy wooden tripodal base with thumbnail carving supports the lectern. Metal casters make this a movable piece; perfect to be placed in the center of a room to be enjoyed by all angles. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the antique details.

Antique leather bound books look great in your home library. Large volumes of books keep your bookshelves calm while adding sophistication to your interior. We sell bound volumes with hand painted marble paper. Our books are written in the French and English languages. If you need to store and display your antique books we sell french bibliotheques and bookshelves, secretaries and bookcases.

Buy Antique Books from Fireside Antiques

Antique books never lose their appeal. From lovers of reading to collectors to those who merely appreciate the aesthetic value of an antique, most people are fascinated by beautiful or rare books. Discovering an elusive out-of-print book or the perfect leather-bound edition can be hard unless you know where to look. At Fireside Antiques, we make things easier for book hunters, offering only the finest and most desirable antique books at competitive prices.
With more than 35 years of experience, we have built an outstanding reputation for offering the highest-quality antique books, art, furniture, and more. Our collection of rare and antique books is second to none.

The Value of Antique Books

Rare novels and old books are highly desired collectibles. Bibliophiles will go to great lengths to find that one missing edition in their rare book collections. Rare, vintage, and antique books also make great gifts and offer stylish additions to the decor of any home or business.

Vintage books can be an interior decorators’ secret weapon. Old cookbooks look beautiful lining kitchen walls. The dust jackets of vintage novels add touches of color and interest that enhance the look of any room. Vintage coffee table books look great and are perfect conversation starters.

Older books with leather covers put stylish finishing touches to rooms where a sense of history can flourish. Antique or vintage books can improve the appearance of businesses, too. No matter your taste in decor, books add a touch of culture and sophistication to enhance any interior to which they are added.

What’s more, if you happen to move, you can easily take books with you. Antique books are investments that can last a lifetime.

We have an enormous variety of books in our inventory. From ancient leather-bound tomes and rare first editions to 1950s detective novels with cool covers, whatever rare or antique book you’re looking for, you’ll find it right here at Fireside Antiques. While some rare books are expensive, most vintage books aren’t. Books are among the least costly collectibles. Whatever your price range, we have a book—or a few books—for you.

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A beautiful old book is something to cherish. You can own a piece of history and add style and interest to your home or business in the process. If you are looking for rare volumes, quirky vintage cookbooks, beautiful leather-bound antiquarian tomes, or anything in between, browse our inventory. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help true book lovers find that elusive white whale!

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