YMONDS RARE BOOKS is the antiquarian bookshop of Thomas J. Symonds. Thomas has been dealing with rare books, as well as antiques, for more than forty years. Our company aims to offer a wide range of choice antiquarian items from early printed books, with a focus on science and philosophy; to medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, autographs, decorative prints and drawings.


All of our items have a fascinating story to tell. We are passionate about our books and we always try to present the most interesting and exquisite exemplars to our customers. Please, visit the ‘Archive‘ section of our website in order to see some of the outstanding books that have transited from here.


We also publish thematic catalogues focusing on special collections. In the dedicated section of the website, you will find a list of our previously published catalogues, including some of our finest exemplars on sale.


Click here for our Conditions of Sale.




Thank you to the many collectors, dealers, students and amateurs who have come to visit our booth at the annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair. This has been a great chance to meet new people and to showcase some of our best and most interesting pieces.



Our booth have attracted a lot of visitors and we have been delighted to tell the story behind each of our items. In the Special Collection page, you will find our full list of books and artworks.


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