Book valuations by Chiswick Auctions

How much are your books worth? Come and see Chiswick Auctions on Saturday September 16th for a free valuation

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Bring your books to the Festival and get a free valuation from Chiswick Auctions’ Printed Books & Manuscripts specialist Simon Nuckley (right), assistant specialist Carmen Donia and consultant in special collections Nicholas Worskett. You can read more about them below.

Chiswick Auctions Dali Dante volumes 9After highly successful appearances at previous Festivals, Nicholas and Simon are returning for the 2017 Festival with Carmen to help people understand the worth of their own books. If your book is accepted for sale and you wish to sell it, it will go into one of the Tuesday sales or be saved for the Specialist Books Sale on Wednesday September 27th, which will include these Salvador Dali prints interpreting Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Simon Nuckley explained what makes a book valuable in this interview with in 2015. And this is their recent Guide to Selling Books at Auction.

Chiswick Auctions take a 15% seller’s commission and can talk and guide you through the auction process. They also support a Festival session, as a Diamond sponsor of the Festival.


Chiswick Auctions CA GreenlogoValuations at the Chiswick Book Festival:
11am to 5pm,
Saturday September 16 2017.
In St Michael’s Parish Hall.

Nicholas Worskett
Following 17 years in the Book Department at Christie’s South Kensington, where he became successively Head of Department and Senior Specialist, Nicholas joined Chiswick Auctions in 2009 where he put together 4-5 book sales a year. Although he has a broad knowledge and experience of books and manuscripts in most areas, from incunables to Harry Potter, his particular interests are 19th and 20th-century literature, modern first editions, private press and illustrated books, and maps and atlases. You can follow his private blog.

Simon Nuckley
Simon, who started collecting antiquarian books at the age of ten, worked as an actor for many years before deciding to turn his passion for books into a new career. Beginning as a valuer in the antiquarian section at Oxfam Books in Bloomsbury, he then interned in the book department at Chiswick Auctions, and worked for Shapero Rare Books in Mayfair, before returning in early 2015 to assist Nicholas Worskett as the Assistant Specialist in the department. Simon enjoys collecting travel material and has an eye for anything quirky or curious.

Carmen Donia
Carmen joined Chiswick Auctions from Sokol Books London where she worked as a cataloguer with a particular interest in Early Modern Manuscripts and Continental Books. Carmen holds a PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Padua and between 2009 and 2014 held research positions at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice and at the School of Advanced Study in London. Carmen’s research to date has focused on the relationship between literature and the visual arts and her work has been extensively published in both English and Italian.

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