'Dealers for the Modern Collector' - Iconic Rare Books, Curated by Oliver Bayliss (Hi!)
I'm delighted to launch Bayliss Rare Books and my debut curated collection of the most interesting and unusual books from my shelves - signed/autographed copies, first editions and other rarities.
Like all good stories, we begin at the beginning, and Bayliss Rare Books began life in the most auspicious of circumstances (I joke!), the global pandemic. As a lifelong collector of modern first editions and with a vast wealth of knowledge, the pandemic lit the fuse that 2021 was the right time to turn expertise into purpose - Bayliss Rare Books was born and I haven’t looked back since.
I’ve curated full collections for clients, helped to design libraries, sourced some of the hardest to find works on the planet and travelled (pandemic permitting...) far and wide for elusive first editions.
This is just the beginning - the years ahead will be filled with rare books, so if there are any works you're looking for, collections you need curating, or if you simply want to wax lyrical about your favourite dust jacket (The Magus is mine - Tom Adams finest work), then get in touch!