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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 Tue Mar 08 2022
Not only the books are great but also their service!
on Fri Jun 19 2020
This book shop is so good for it's service, books, manager. Because the manager Rebecca Romney is the world's best book expert and she is friendly woman.
on Wed Mar 04 2020
Located on the second level in the Venetian Canal Shoppes, I would totally have visited this store even if it was mentioned on one of my favorite TV shows. If you love books, this is a nice quiet little shop. Expensive? Yeah. Rare stuff? Yeah. Will they buy your books? Possibly... Check this place out if you're gonna go to Vegas...
on Mon Mar 02 2020
I don't know much about books especially rare one of a kind, limited edition, authur signed copies etc. But after I left here I know what to look for should I ever come across books at swap meet or garage sale. They've books in there like the holy grail of baseball cards (Honus Wagner) talk about wearing white gloves in able to touch it. I thought... see more
on Sat Jul 27 2019
Beautiful collection!! Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Would rate 10 stars if possible.
on Wed Jun 26 2019
Nice store.
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