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Craftsbury Antiquarian Books specializes in mostly travel and scholarly books on Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This includes books on early exploration, history, military, sociology and culture, photography, archaeology, colonial rule or involvement, and art. We also have a general stock, mostly old (or odd) that focuses more on quality than quantity. We have been a proud member of the Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association for more than sixteen years.

I am also a bookbinder and member of the Guild of Bookworkers. I focus on the repair of old books so they are in better, or even exemplary, shape before being passed on to customers. I do not do repairs for others, but am happy to provide advice on what repairs might be needed, and where to find the right repair person.
In addition, each year I design and execute several fine bindings in full leather, which are for sale as works of art. Learn more. On rare occasions I will accept a commission to execute a fine binding for a customer.

I am delighted to discuss or look at your old books, and to buy those that fit my interests, or to advise you as needed.

Tom Twetten, Owner

Artisan Book Binding

Featured Items


The Costume of China

The Costume of China
Mason, George Henry
Price: US $5900.00
W, Miller, London
Full-Leather
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

Subtitled, "Illustrated y Sixty Engravings: With Explanations in English and French". The author was Major of His Majesty's (Late) 102d Regiment. ... Details





Voyages and Travels in the Levqnt; in the Years 1749,  50, 51, 52

Voyages and Travels in the Levqnt; in the Years 1749, 50, 51, 52
Hasselquist, Fredrik
Price: US $1400.00
Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, London
Full-Leather
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Clamshell Box
Edition: First Edition

Full, dark brown morocco leather, with a blind-stamped design on both boards, and small red flowers on-laid in the corners of the front. Raised bands... Details





Calls, Sounds and Merchandise of the Peking Street Peddlers

Calls, Sounds and Merchandise of the Peking Street Peddlers
Constant, Samuel
Price: US $3200.00
The Camel Bell, Peking
Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First Edition

Near fine, original silk embroidered boards with orange silk cord binding in the Chinese style. 16 tipped-in photos, 60 colored plates of peddlers, o... Details





A Bestiary

A Bestiary
Wilbur, Richard, with Alexander Calder
Price: US $400.00
Spiral Press for Pantheon Books, New York
Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

SIGNED by both Wilbur and Calder, an unnumbered copy on specially made Curtis rag paper. Near fine black cloth binding, and fine inside, very clean a... Details





The Geographical Journal, Including the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, 34 Bound Books, 1893-1909

The Geographical Journal, Including the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, 34 Bound Books, 1893-1909
Royal Geographical Society
Price: US $2500.00
The Royal Geographical Society, London
1/2 Leather
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First Edition

34 bound books, each book having six issues of the Journal, and is one "volume" of the Journal. For example volume 30 is July to December 1907. Ther... Details