A collection of seminal British works spanning the 16th to the 20th century, including first and early editions. Highlights include a first edition, first printing of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, a second edition, first printing of the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein, and a first edition, first printing of Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf.
The specific rare books listed here are constantly changing as we sell and acquire new material, so please check back often and contact us if you’re interested in a title you do not currently see on this page.
About This Collection
First editions, autograph manuscripts, signed volumes, and other rare books. Classic works of fiction, poetry, and drama, including British and American literature and Works by Women and African American authors.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.