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Welcome to our online store.  We have been an Antiquarian Bookseller for the last 16 years buying/selling books, manuscripts and related material. Although our specialty is Natural History books, we also deal in books on many different subjects. Our business is primarily mail order with an occasional visitor by appointment. 


Fortsas Books is the official distributor of the Field Museum ís scientific journal Fieldiana.  There are over 1170 titles from this wonderful institution now available on our website.  Some date back as far as the late 1800s. These are all original printings, not reprints or facsimile. 


We are always interested in buying books, individual volumes or entire collections.  If you have additional questions, please email


We have bought the entire stock of the John Barlow Mineral Collection book.

Leather, Limited Signed Edition $200.  Linen Edition $75.00


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