About

engraving-bookWe are full time professional booksellers who have supplied books to libraries, institutions, and private customers around the world for 50 years. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and we adhere to their strict codes of practice at all times.

We actively buy and sell rare, uncommon and unusual books, manuscripts and ephemeral items in all fields.

Our business operates from a private premises but the stock may be viewed at any time by appointment. In addition to visiting us at our Bristol office we also exhibit at two fairs annually: at Olympia in June and at the Chelsea Town Hall in November. We are always delighted to see customers, both old and new, at our stand.

Our aim is to provide a friendly, high quality, professional service and to this end if you should have questions or comments please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.


The Antiquarian Booksellers Association

aba-logoAR Heath Rare Books & Manuscripts are members of The Antiquarian Book Association. Founded in 1906, the association is the oldest organisation of its kind in the world and the senior trade body for dealers in antiquarian and rare books, manuscripts and allied materials in the British Isles. Its membership also extends to many of the leading booksellers overseas. We were elected to the association solely on the basis of proven experience, expertise and integrity. We are expected to observe the highest professional and ethical standards and to foster the mutual trust and respect that exists between the trade and the public. See more at: www.aba.org.uk