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Heidegger portrait


Welcome to Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books. The firm was set up in 2004 by Rudi Thoemmes, former Bristol publisher and antiquarian bookseller, to specialise in rare books and manuscripts relating to the History of Ideas in general, and Philosophy in particular.

Besides our occasional printed catalogues, we issue regular listings of new acquisitions on this website and notify customers by e-mail when a new listing is available. Our current Catalogue 77 (November 2023) is accessible via the tab above. The next one, Catalogue 78, will be ready around the turn of the year. Please drop us a line if you'd like to be added to (or removed from) our electronic and/or hard-copy mailing lists.

Orders can be taken by telephone, e-mail or snail mail. Please note that shipping costs are extra. All items are sent on approval, and may be returned within a reasonable time.

We're always interested in purchasing similar items or larger libraries and archives.


For photobooks, please visit this separate website with its own contact details: