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Antique & Rare Books

There are few things more satisfying than the scent of an aged book. Unless, of course, you count the hunt – going through rows upon rows of old books, looking for something you can’t entirely put your finger on. Rubbing the back of your hand against the hardcover spines of old books as you pass by, maybe not knowing anything about the titles themselves. Maybe there are a few titles you know. Maybe there’s something in particular, a special, obscure book that you’re looking for.

You might feel the sensation, for an instant, of being alone in the world with your thoughts, the only comfort being an antique book that seems to speak to you from way out in the past. There’s no other feeling like it, and at East Neuk Books we’re proud to stock Scottish antique and rare books for the serious reader.

Anyone can pick up one of the classics and take a walk through the past. But how many of them can say they do the same with a truly antique book? Imagine reading a masterpiece with a copy that’s changed dozens of hands, that maybe was held once by the author him or herself? Think of the histories this book has seen!

With East Neuk Books it’s never been easier to buy antique and rare books online. Check out our listings below and see how many precious volumes we’ve collected over the years. And, when they arrive in the mail, take pleasure in holding them in your hands for yourself History has never been so close, whether we’re talking about plays by famous authors, descriptions of the Scottish countryside (written by observant clergymen) or histories themselves that now belong to history.

No matter your fancy or taste in antique and rare books, you’re bound to find something here to add to your list!

1707 The Union of Scotland & England
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1707: The Union of Scotland and England

Saltire Society

1707: The Union of Scotland & England by P H Scott researches the important historical documents of the 1707 Union of Scotland and England, bet...

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A Buchan Companion
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A Buchan Companion

The History Press Ltd

A Buchan Companion By Paul Webb.  A Guide to the Novels and Short Stories is a book of Literary criticism of stories by Scottish author John Buchan...

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A Century of the Scottish People - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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A Century of the Scottish People

HarperCollins Publishers

A Century of the Scottish People, 1830-1950 by T. C. Smout The second volume of T. C. Smout's magnificent - and indispensable - account of the Scot...

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A Jacobite Anthology: Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Rising of 1745 - East  Neuk Books Ltd
A Jacobite Anthology: Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Rising of 1745 - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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A Jacobite Anthology: Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Rising of 1745

Scottish Cultural Press

By Anne Scholey    Anthology of articles and recollections of various facets of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, ranging from individuals and towns ...

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A Lie About My Father - East  Neuk Books Ltd
A Lie About My Father - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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A Lie About My Father

Vintage Publishing

A Lie About My Father by John Burnside John Burnside has published seven works of fiction and eleven collections of poetry, including his Selected ...

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A Selection of Poems by Peter Smith, the Fisherman Poet of Cellardyke - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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A Selection of Poems by Peter Smith, the Fisherman Poet of Cellardyke

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A Selection of Poems by Peter Smith, the Fisherman Poet of Cellardyke by Peter Smith (Author) compiled by James K. Corstorphine,  Peter Smith was b...

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Alec Douglas-Home - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Alec Douglas-Home

Vintage Publishing

Alec Douglas-Home by D.R. Thorne Alec Douglas-Home, who died in October 1995, was a member of every Conservative administration from 1935 to 1974. ...

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Anna, Countess of the Covenant - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Anna, Countess of the Covenant

Birlinn Ltd

Anna, Countess of the Covenant by Mary McGrigor Lady Anna Mackenzie, daughter of Lord Seaforth, was born in 1621. Famed for her beauty, she married...

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