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Asher Rare Books (Since 1830)

Julius W. Steiner
Tuurdijk 16
't Goy - Houten, 3997 MS
Opening Hours
By appointment only
+31 (0)6 20303886

In 1830 Adolphus Asher (1800-1853) in Berlin established the firm that still bears its name. He quickly became one of the main agents supplying antiquarian books to the British Museum as well as to eminent nineteenth-century scientists such as Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin. In 1933 the company was forced to leave Berlin and relocated in Amsterdam. From 1946 onwards the company has issued numerous catalogues in the fields of natural history, science and travel and voyages. In 2010 the Asher company joint forces with Antiquariaat Forum. The management of the company is now formed by Laurens Hesselink and Julius Steiner, combining the fields covered by their ancestors: atlases, colour platebooks; natural history; travel & voyages, fine books & manuscripts.

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  • Natural history

Other Specialities

Early printing - Manuscripts - Travel - Atlases, maps and views - Nautical science - Natural history - Bibles - Science and technology

Asher Rare Books (Since 1830)’s Catalogues

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Terms of Trade: All items are offered subject to prior sale. Prices are nett and in EURO. VAT/BTW, postage, and insurance are not included. EU customers: please quote your VAT number when placing orders. Return policy: 10 days with notification, full refund. Preferred mode of payment: In advance by check, wire transfer or bank draft. Arrangements can be made for MasterCard o rVISA.

VAT Number: NL 001 628 185 B01