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.
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.
French 19th Century Library Steps$2,500.00
71"H x 20"W x 21"D
Dimensions: 71”H x 20”W x 21”D
This French 19th century library step ladder is the perfect functional antique to elevate any space. The semi-circular ladder features four stairs rolled around a turned central post. The bright red toned leather with gold tooling inset into each step is in fine antique condition with few signs of wear. Lightweight but sturdy, it can support the weight of a fully grown adult. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the fine craftsmanship!
Set of 14 French Vintage Literary Journals$280.00
9.75"H x 19.75"W x 6.75"D
Dimensions: 9-¾”H x 19-¾”W x 6-¾”D
A collection of 14 books from a bimonthly French literary journal covering the years 1922-1931. First called Journal de l’Université des Annales, Conferencia was added to the journal’s title in 1919. Yvonne Sarcey was the journal’s editor until her death in 1950. Red leather spines with gold banding and lettering are in good condition. Three quarters leather over marbled boards and marbled end pages give this set the perfect vintage charm for any home or office decor!
Set of 22 French La Nature Antique Books$1,650.00
12.63"H x 25"W x 8.13"D
Dimensions: 12-⅝”H x 25”W x 8-⅛”D
Bound compilation of the French magazine, La Nature (Nature in English) established in 1873 by French scientist and adventurer Gaston Tissandier. This 22 volume set covers the years 1895-1905. La Nature is still in print today under the name La Recherche. These volumes are written in French and full of scientific articles, illustrations and reviews. The red leather spines with raised bands and gold lettering are in good antique condition. Speckled board covers and marbled endpapers give this large set the perfect touch of antique charm. The pages are in good condition with few signs of discoloration or staining. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the condition and detail.
Set of 9 French Antique University Periodicals$375.00
9.88"H x 12.5"W x 7.25"D
Dimensions: 9-⅞”H x 12-½”W x 7-¼”D
A studious set of 9 university periodicals from 1908-1915. Red leather spines with black and red speckled board covers with marbled endpapers are in fine condition. The pages have slight signs of discoloration but are in good condition. This lovely set of books are the perfect addition to any home or office decor. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the condition.
Set of 3 French Vintage Medical Books$225.00
9.75"H x 6.25"W x 6.75"D
Dimensions: 9-¾”H x 6-¼”W x 6-¾”D
Set of three vintage medical books, written in French circa 1937. Dark green leather spines with intricate freezes and gold lettering and marbled board covers are in good antique condition with minor signs of wear on the corners. The French title Traité de Chirurgie Orthopédique translates to Treaty of Orthopedic Surgery by Ombredanne, P. Mathieu. The top edges of the paper have been painted metallic gold for a touch of vintage luster.
Set of 25 English Antique Books by Sir Walter Scott$500.00
7.75"H x 39.25"W x 5.5"D
Dimensions: 7-¾”H x 39-¼”W x 5-½”D
This large set of antique books are the perfect addition to any home or office decor! Three quarters leather over marbled boards, and raised bands. Marbled endpapers match the outer covers marbling. Written by Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel. This complete set was published in the 1880’s. The Waverly Novels are comprised of: Waverly, John Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf and Legend of Monstrosity, Bride of Lammermoor, Heart of Midlothian, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan’s Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Fair Maid of Perth, Anner of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous and Surgeon’s Daughter and Highland Widow.
Set of 8 French Antique Legal Books$535.00
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 6 French Antique Books by M. Garnier$300.00
11"H x 14"W x 9.5"D
Dimensions: 11”H x 14”W x 9-½”D
A set of six wonderfully antiqued French books by M. Garnier, circa 1890. The French title Répertoire Général Et Raisonné De L’enregistrement des Domaines et de Hypotheques translates to General and Reasoned Directory of the Registration of Estates and Mortgages. Red leather spines bear the author’s name, title, and volume in gold lettering. Lovely floral details in stamped gold add an attractive touch. Marbled end pages and exterior covers are in good antique condition. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!
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 English Antique Books by Leopold Ranke$130.00
9"H x 4.75"W x 6"D
Dimensions: 9”H x 4-¾”W x 6”D
A studious set of three leatherbound books that’s perfect for any home or office shelf! Volumes I-III of The Ecclesiastical and Political History of the Popes of Rome during the 16th and 17th centuries by Leopold Ranke, a professor at the University of Berlin, translated from German to English by Sarah Austin and published in 1840. The leather spines have beautiful gold stamped details and lettering. Vibrant blue covers have protective leather corners. The marbled interior covers have a black and white family tree and crest with the name of the presumed previous owner Watson Askew- Robertson of Pillinsburn in Northumberland, England (1834-1906). The interior pages are in good antique condition, containing still legible handwritten notes in the margins. Make sure to view the detailed images!
Set of 3 Leatherbound Antique Books$115.00
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!
Set of 5 French Vintage Medical Books$150.00
9.38"H x 10.88"W x 6.75"D
Dimensions: 9-⅜”H x 10-⅞”W x 6-¾”D
Set of five antique books published by the Medical Society of Hospitals in Paris between 1952-1957. Bound in linen and stamped with gold lettering, these marbled cover books are in good vintage condition. Each cover has a different marbling pattern and gives this set a great amount of character. Open to reveal vibrant marbled end pages. This set is perfect for home or office decor!
Set of 3 French Antique Books of Poetry$180.00
10"H x 4.13"W x 6.75"D
Dimensions: 10”H x 4-⅛”W x 6-¾”D
A scholarly set of three leatherbound Parisian university publications full of short stories, poems, and music by various authors. Titled Journal De L’Universite De Annals and published between 1916-1917. The brown leather spines with stamped gold lettering and marbled covers are in great condition. Open to reveal wonderful marbled end pages. The antique charm of this set makes it perfect for any home or office decor!
Set of 7 French Antique Books$100.00
7.75"H x 8.5"W x 5"D
Dimensions: 7-¾”H x 8-½”W x 5”D
This lovely set of 7 antique books includes works by Robert Louis Stevenson and Francis Carco. Bound in red leather with black and red marbled covers, each title and author is handwritten on the spines in white. The pages are in good antique condition for their age! Included titles:
Inleve! By Robert Louis Stevenson
Printemps a Espagne by Francis Carco
AHomine Erauve by Carco
Aventures de David Balfour by Stevenson
Brumes by Carco
Le Relux by Stevenson
Catriona by Stevenson
Set of 4 French Antique Novels$195.00
11"H x 4.75"W x 8"D
Dimensions: 11”H x 4-¾”W x 8”D
A studious looking set of four French novels, bound in green leather with gold stamped titles and floral embellishments. Each corner is protected by the same green leather used for the spine and perfectly complements the green and black marbled cover. The interior cover is a vibrant blue marbled pattern. The interior pages are in good antique condition with minor discoloration. The following novels are included:
La Destinée D’ Isabelle – M. Levray
Mon Oncle et Mon Cure – Jean de la Brete
Les Noellet – René Bazin
Contes de Bonne Perrette- René Bazin
Set of 8 French Antique Classic Novels$115.00
7.75"H x 9.5"W x 5"D
Dimensions: 7-¾”H x 9-½”W x 5”D
This lovely set of eight assorted novels are bound in burgundy leather spines with swirling black and red covers. Each book is in good antique condition with the French title and author hand painted in white on the spines. Written in French, this collection of classic novels will add the perfect amount of antique charm to any bookshelf! The book titles include the following:
Bucran! by Rudyard Kipling
Parents Prodigues by Sinclair Lewis
Une Vie Comme Une Autre by Sinclair Lewis
L’homme cet inconnu by Alexis Carrel
Capitaines Courageux by Rudyard Kipling
Jenny by Sigrid Undset
Sept Pour un Secret by Mary Webb
La Renarde by Mary Webb
French Antique Books by Louis Vincent Guillouard$225.00
9.5"H x 5.75"W x 6.5"D
Dimensions: 9-½”H x 5-¾”W x 6-½”D
A charming four volume set of antique books written by Louis Vincent Guillouard, a Professor of Civil Law at Caen. On the red leather spines the title Traité du Contrat de Mariage and author’s name are stamped in gold lettering. Written in French, this collection regards the articles of the civil code of marriage that are stamped on the sprines as well. First published in Paris in 1895, this set is in good antique condition with a ton of character. The black and red marbled covers open to reveal multicolored endpages. Great for home or office decor!
27 Volume Swedish Encyclopedias$415.00
9.63"H x 37.25"W x 6.75"D
Dimensions: 9-⅝”H x 37-¼”W x 6-¾”D
Set of 27 Swedish visual encyclopedias published in 1956. The board covers are bound in leather matching the spine and corners. Nordisk Familjebok and the alphabetical range of each volume are stamped in gold lettering on the spine. The pages are in good antique condition with little staining or discoloration. Filled with photographs, illustrations, and maps. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!
French Set of 7 Red Leather Bound Books$295.00
7.25"H x 8.75"W x 4.75"D
Dimensions: 7-¼”H x 8-¾”W x 4-¾”D
Bound in beautifully aged red leather; this set of seven antique books is a collection of works by various authors about the politics, religion, and history of France. Written in French, each book title is stamped in gold on the spine as well as lovely decorative flowers. The black and red marbled outside covers are in good antique condition with little damage to the edges. The fun green and white marbled interiors and pages are in great condition for their age with very little discoloration or staining. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!
Mémoires du comte de gramont by A. Hamilton
Les Confessions by J.J. Rousseau
Vie De Rabelais
Oeuvres de P.L. Courier by Armand Carrel
Pensées de Pascal sur la Religion
Emile ou De L’Education by J.J. Rousseau
Voyages en Amerique en Italie, au mont blanc by Chateaubriand
French Set of 8 Antique Books by Conrad Malte-Brun$295.00
10"H x 14.25"W x 7"D
Dimensions: 10”H x 14-¼”W x 7”D
A complete set of the eight volume work by Dano-French geographer Conrad Malte-Brun, Summary of Universal Geography or Description of all parts of the world, originally published between 1810-1829. A respected writer and geographer during his time, Malte-Brun participated in the creation of the Société de Géographie in 1821, the world’s oldest geographical society. Written in French, the leather spines are in good antique condition, as well as the marbled covers. The crisp pages and delicate maps throughout the volumes have minimal discoloration and staining. Sold as a set. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the interior marbled cover!
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.
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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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