Finding a truly exceptional gift can be a daunting task. Especially one that is rare, significant and of lasting value.
At Bauman Rare Books, for over forty years we have sought out and offered the finest in rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, and historic manuscripts and documents. First in our flagship Madison Avenue location, which has been a familiar Midtown landmark for over fourteen years, and more recently in our gallery at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian | Palazzo, we have created a truly unique shopping experience.
Visit our galleries to explore our extraordinary selection of books and manuscripts. Our sales associates will be happy to give you a quick introduction to rare book collecting and show you some of our literary and historic treasures.
Because of the wide range of subjects our inventory covers—including American history, children’s classics, modern first editions, English literary landmarks, economics, political science, philosophy, exploration, sports and illustrated books—and the wide range of prices as well, we are quite adept at helping our clients find that perfect gift. Our offerings are certainly unusual and, in many cases, unique, as well as very personal—what could be a better gift than a rare first edition of one’s favorite book, perhaps even one that is inscribed and signed by its author?
Our sales associates are experts in their fields and are prepared to offer a myriad of suggestions and ideas to make your shopping experience easy and fun. We enjoy a challenge, and we will do our best to fill any special request. We gift wrap and ship worldwide, ensuring that your gift arrives beautifully packaged and presented. Each item is accompanied by a full catalogue description providing extensive information on its history, bibliography and significance.
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We also issue gift certificates in any denomination that can be redeemed at any of our locations, through our website, or over the phone.
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