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About Bauman Rare Books

Rare Books, First Editions, Signed, and Inscribed Books.

Our highly trained staff of researchers carefully documents every book we offer with accuracy and authority so that our clients can purchase from us with confidence.


Established in 2008.

Bauman Rare Books has been around since 1973 in New York and Philadelphia. We opened our doors in the Shoppes at the Palazzo in February 2008. Our newest location is very similar to our Madison Avenue gallery in design, inventory, and exceptional customer service, but provides the additional feature of being open over twelve hours a day seven days a week.

Sophisticated, wood-paneled store carrying autographed, rare books & collectible documents.

The Holiday 2022 Catalog is available. We're happy to share our Holiday 2022 catalogue. It contains amazing new additions and great gift ideas. Whether you re looking for a Shakespeare play from the Third Folio or a first edition of The Adventures of Superman, we re certain you ll find something or a lot of things that is just what you re looking for. View Catalogue The Merchant Of Venice, Extracted From The Third Folio Eleven original leaves from the rare Third Folio, containing the complete text of The Merchant of Venice, splendidly bound.

Read more Audubon s Exquisite Birds Of America, Royal Octavo Edition Second octavo edition the first edition with colored backgrounds of Audubon s ornithological triumph, with 500 hand-colored plates. Read more Christmas Ornaments Decorated By Maurice Sendak Set of two extraordinary Christmas ornaments hand-decorated by Maurice Sendak for a close friend. Read more 90 Beautiful Folio Plates Of Venice Stunning collection of Venetian views, with 90 hand-colored aquatints by Antonio Lazzari after drawings by Andrea Tosini. Read more Inscribed Presentation Copy Of Conrad s Youth Very rare presentation association first edition of Conrad s masterpiece, inscribed by Conrad to a longtime friend and relative-by-marriage.

Read more . Bauman Rare Books is a rare collection that has brought the world of rare books to the general public for over forty years. In 1982, after years of participating in top antiques fairs across the nation, Bauman Rare Books opened its first Philadelphia gallery on Chestnut Street. Our headquarters is located in Philadelphia, which supports our gallery locations in New York City and Las Vegas.
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on Mon Mar 06 2023
The place speaks for it self. Genuine, authentic. It is a true gem.
on Sun Feb 19 2023
Beautiful editions. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.
on Sun Feb 12 2023
A very high price
on Fri Feb 03 2023
You must visit this best place to read ever
on Thu Jan 12 2023
Amazing collection of rare books. It's a pleasure to browse whenever I am in town. Definitely worth stopping by. But let them know if there is something you need.
on Mon Dec 26 2022
A friend of mine who is from Oregon visited this Las Vegas store to find out more about a book I had in my collection. They didn't respond to me.
on Sat Oct 15 2022
It was a really nice location. I expected a bookstore with lots of rare or unusual books. A place where you could find some amazing stuff. But it wasn't that. More of a museum than a bookshop.
on Tue Oct 11 2022
It is one of the best places to visit if you are a book lover. I recommend it highly. The greatest was a first edition Principia By Newton Wish I could afford.
on Sun Sep 18 2022
Beautiful old books. If I was rich, I would have bought it out. The worker was friendly even though we said we were not going to buy anything right away but wanted to see stuff in the future.
on Sun Sep 04 2022
This beautiful collection contains rare and exotic books. It's a real treat!
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