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I sell interesting and unusual manuscripts and antiquarian books, specializing in the fields of History of Science, Medicine, Travel, Natural History and Literature, particularly items written and printed before 1800.

Dean Cooke Rare Books Ltd (formerly Dean Byass) thrives on finding and researching uniques items that give an insight into our written history and how we understand the world around us.

Established in 1994, I provide a friendly and reliable service with substantial expertise.  I am a member of  ABA and ILAB.

Some of my current items for sale can be seen here.  Please view my catalogues to see a wider range of my specialities and please contact me if you would like to buy any of the items on this site or to talk to me about them.