Steve Hersey, the founder of Books for America, has extensive experience buying and selling rare and antiquarian books.
We have handled books from the estate of Charles Dickens; a large collection of original documents and books from the discovery of the Comstock Lode (gold rush) in California; numerous books from the 16th century; as well as many, many large and small collections of wonderful books from the estates of CIA directors, politicians, and hundreds of other folks who treasure books.
Most recently, we handled a few hundred books from the estate of the former Director of Naval History for the U.S. Navy - Admiral J.B. Heffernan.
We handle most antiquarian books on a consignment basis through our sister company, Alexandria Fine Consignments. We would be happy to visit you to view your collection.