Sancho's Rare Books

First editions, rare, limited and illustrated books, and fine press titles from the world’s greatest authors

Welcome

to Sancho's Rare Books

Founded in 2022, Sancho’s Rare Books is a small online generalist antiquarian bookshop, currently based in Colchester, UK.

Run by keen collectors with a love for books and overflowing shelves, Sancho’s deals in first editions, fine and rare books.

Fun fact! Sancho’s Rare Books is named after the family’s chief mouser, the faithful Sancho Panza, a tabby, pot-bellied fourteen-year old, squire and inseparable companion of owners Jasmine and Vladimir.

Our Books

We have an increasingly wide selection of first editions, rare, limited and signed books, private and fine press titles, and illustrated examples, written by the world’s greatest authors.

Our sale catalogue includes a mix of classic literature, poetry, plays, crime and detective fiction, horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fantasy, as well as biographies, essays, history and more. With now more than 500 fiction and non-fiction titles in our small, albeit ever-expanding, shop, you are bound to find something that piques your interest at Sancho’s Rare Books.

Visit our to browse our entire catalogue.

The Second World War

CHURCHILL, WINSTON

First Edition, Contemporary Ephemera, Cassell & Co 1948-54

Price - £475.00

A Tale of Two Cities

DICKENS, CHARLES / PHIZ

First Edition, Early State, Chapman and Hall 1859

Price - £2,250.00

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

CARROLL, LEWIS / RACKHAM, ARTHUR

First Trade Edition, Illustrated, Interesting Provenance, William Heinemann 1907

Price - £450.00

Casino Royale

FLEMING, IAN

First Paperback Edition, Rare Very Good Condition, Pan Books 1955

Price - £395.00

Crooked House

CHRISTIE, AGATHA

First Edition, First Impression, Original Dust Wrapper, Collins Crime Club 1949

Price - £295.00

The Lily of Life: A Fairy Story

MARIE, CROWN PRINCESS OF ROUMANIA

First Edition, Illustrated, Hodder & Stoughton, ca. 1913

Price - £299.00

Don Quixote

DE CERVANTES, MIGUEL / MCKNIGHT KAUFER, EDWARD

Fine Limited Edition, Motteux Translation, The Nonesuch Press 1930

Price - £695.00

The Red Fairy Book

LANG, ANDREW

First Edition, Rare, Longmans 1890, Original Binding 1965, 1965

Price - £350.00

The Histories

HERODOTUS

Fine Limited Edition, Signed, Lettered, The Folio Society 2020

Price - £1,895.00

The Lord of the Rings

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

First Editions (13/11/11), Dust Jackets, Allen and Unwin 1963, 1965, 1965

Price - ££1,250.00

The Remains of the Day

ISHIGURO, KAZUO

First Edition, Review Copy, Faber & Faber 1989

Price - £300.00

Now We Are Six

MILNE, A. A. / SHEPARD, E. H.

First Edition, Illustrated, Methuen & Co. 1927

Price - £175.00

An Account of the Mutinous Seizure of the Bounty

WALTERS, STEPHEN

Fine Limited Edition, Numbered, Genesis Publications 1987

Price - £750.00

Peter Pan & Wendy

BARRIE, J.M. / ATTWELL, MABEL LUCIE

First Edition Thus, Illustrated, Tipped-In Plates, Hodder and Stoughton 1921

Price - £495.00

Salome: A Tragedy in One Act

WILDE, OSCAR / BEARDSLEY, AUBREY

Second Edition, London: John Lane, The Bodley Head 1907

Price - £695.00

War and Peace

TOLSTOY, LEO / TOPOLSKI, FELIKS

Fine Limited Edition, Illustrated, Leather, The Folio Society 1971

Price - £595.00

The MaddAddam Trilogy

ATWOOD, MARGARET

First Edition, Signed, Dust Wrappers, Bloomsbury 2003-2013

Price - £595.00

The Screwtape Letters

LEWIS, C. S.

Sixth Edition, Original Dust Wrapper, Geoffrey Bles 1942

Price - £295.00

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, ROALD

First UK Edition, Illustrated, George Allen and Unwin 1967

Price - £299.00

The Old Man and The Sea

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

First UK Edition, Original Dust Jacket, Jonathan Cape 1952

Price - £299.00

Caring

for our Books

We store all our books in a smoke-free, climate-controlled library at our home in Colchester.

We do our very best in describing and picturing books extensively in our shop, in order to avoid any disappointment. Once the books are listed in our shop, all dust wrappers, as well as rarer and particularly sensitive books are placed in removable, protective sleeves of archival quality.

Before shipping, we always double-check the condition report against the book, then package the book carefully and considerately, firstly in brown paper, then in a resealable bag (for those rainy days), then in plenty of cushioning honeycomb paper and, finally, in a sturdy cardboard box. All our packaging materials can be recycled and, in the case of our resealable bag, reused.

Sell to Us

We are always interested in acquiring rare books, first editions and special titles of comparable quality to the ones in our existing catalogue. We try to offer competitive prices and pay promptly. We can buy single titles, or even, in some cases, larger collections; in the latter case, we are often happy to travel to evaluate in person and arrange collection.

If you are thinking of selling to us, please send us an email with details and, ideally (although not completely necessary in the first instance), photos of the book or collection you are looking to sell.

We will then be in touch promptly to let you know whether the book sounds suitable.

Contact

sanchosrarebooks@gmail.com