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Black Dog Rare Books


Steven de Joode

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Unusual hand-picked books and ephemera from five centuries.

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Weberstraat 38, Amersfoort, Utrecht, 3816 VC, Netherlands

More about this bookseller

Our mission is to find the best possible home for rare and unique books, ephemera and manuscripts from the last five centuries so that they can continue to inspire people and connect them to our shared past.

The topics covered include Astrology & occult, Coloured plate books, Ephemera, Judaica, Literature, Medicine & Natural History, Science & Technology, and Travel & Exploration. We have a penchant for the weird and wonderful, so on our website you will regularly find oddities such as diatribes against prostitution, murder pamphlets, circus pitch cards, rare broadsides, early-modern works banning homosexuality, etc.

Black Dog Rare Books was founded in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, in December 2018 by Steven de Joode. Steven holds a BA (Hons.) in German and an MA (Hons.) in Book and Manuscript Studies from the University of Amsterdam. He has worked as a bibliographer at the National Library of the Netherlands and as a cataloguer and dealer at Antiquariaat Forum, giving him a wealth of experience in the rare book industry. He is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA).

Steven is joined in running the company by his partner, Chantal Germaine Haak, who has a background in psychology and previous experience as a broker. She brings a blend of business savvy and a curious mind to the company, along with a keen eye for the unusual.

Our clients include libraries, museums, private collectors, and fellow members of the trade. We regularly send out newsletters to keep our subscribers up to date about new arrivals.

Featured Items

A religious tract on the Great Comet of 1811, printed in Boston


The emancipation of US freedmen since the abolishment of slavery


Portrait of Japanese diplomat Matsuki Koan, made during a mission to Europe


A Yiddish children's book by a shining star of Russian Jewish literature


A rare pop-up book showing animals in the wild and in a zoo


First Russian translation of the first major theoretical treatise on cubism


A young girl's adventures in decadent Paris, illustrated with photographs


Book of Common Prayer, from the library of Liverpool slave trader Moses Benson


A Chinese physician accidentally ending up in Amsterdam in 1861


Terms of Sale

All items have been collated and are complete and in good condition, unless otherwise stated. Care has been taken in noting flaws. All items are offered subject to prior sale, and remain the property of Black Dog Rare Books until payment has been received in full. Prices, stated in Euro’s are net, but do not include shipping. Free shipping for orders above € 500.

Payment Conditions
We accept Paypal, Ideal, bank transfers, and all major Credit Cards. Costs involved in international bank transfers are for full account of the buyer.

Return policy
If a buyer is not satisfied for any reason he may return an item for a full refund of the purchase price, provided it is sent back within ten (10) days at the expense of the buyer, properly wrapped, fully insured and returned in the same condition as when received by the buyer.
If you wish to return an item, please follow these instructions:

Phone or email us a message that you plan to return an item purchased. While it is not required that you give us a reason for the return, we always appreciate an explanation.

Returned items should be properly secured and packed before shipping.

Returned items should be shipped back through registered mail or by courier in the same condition as when the item left the webshop and adequately insured.

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