Member Since 2020

Clifford's Rare Books

Keeping Rare and Antique Books Alive in San Diego

As decades old brick-and-mortars close, fewer open new doors or move strictly on-line, exhibiting at fairs from time-to-time. The latter describes us. Collecting for 20 years. Selling since 2018.

5619 Amaya Drive #253
La Mesa, CA 91942, USA
Contact: Eric Clifford


Culturally important books are works of art. Specializing in 16th - 18th cent rare and antique leather and vellum bindings in very collectible condition. Peckish for history, war, theology and philosophy. Condition, scarcity and influence matter. Snobbish for original bindings.

About Us

Like you, we love rare and antique books. We want to collect them. Hold them. Display them. Research them. Maybe even read them, cover to cover. We really like those scarce, first editions of culturally important works. We also want a fair price. We want informative descriptions, thorough photos, great buy / seller communication, and books packaged thoughtfully for shipment. As rather experienced buyers, we've developed a pretty good idea of what works well and what does not. Until such time you decide to buy from us, know that we fully understand our responsibility to be proper custodians of these historical artifacts in the interim. Please connect with us. We are based in San Diego, CA, America's "Finest City."

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    Terms of Sale

    Reciprocal trade allowance or will post as NET; post included (save for large sets). Can ship with invoice, due 30 days for added convenience. Check strongly preferred. Check website FAQ for return policy. Not currently shipping outside Continental US.

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