The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co. (PRB&M), LLC
The Arsenal, #4 •  2275 Bridge Street, Ste. 314 •  Philadelphia, PA 19137
EMAIL rarebks@prbm.com   •   PHONE 215.744.6734 
www.prbm.com

THE PRB&M PHOENIX

PRB&M  IS NOW ENTIRELY DEVOTED . . .

To IRS qualified & OTHER
APPRAISALS
. . . To COLLECTION-BUILDING
CONSULTATION . . .
& TO limited, private BOOKSELLING via
DIRECT OFFER ONLY
.



Founded as a strictly antiquarian rare bookselling concern in 1984, PRB&M
joined the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America in 1985,
executed its first major appraisals in 1991,
established its distinctive website in 1997,
created its range-expanding “SessaBks” in 2001,
& warmly welcomed visitors by appointment at
The Arsenal between 2006 & 2021.

Since 1 January 2022, that long, varied, & dedicated experience
has been brought to bear in service of our clients' needs
in newly focused & still evolving ways!



For a printable, forwardable pdf version of our FAQ
ON APPRAISAL GENERALLY

click here.

To access a FAQ specifically for individuals who contemplate DONATION
of valuable materials to institutions, 
click here.

Our appraiser's IRS-qualifying certification is current through 2026,
and his PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY may be reviewed
here.

To enquire about our services,
or just to stay in touch, 
  click here . . .


Let us blazon before you the motto of ILAB,
the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers:

THE LOVE OF BOOKS
UNITES US!

Yours,
as always,
David & Cynthy

PRB&M
 
David Szewczyk & Cynthia Davis Buffington
Principals (LLC)
    
ABAA/ILAB  

All material © 2022
The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company

The PRB&M PHOENIX DEVICE is that of Matteo Capcasa (di Codeca),
as taken from the title-page of Johannes Ferrariensis's work De coelesti vita,
printed by Capcasa in Venice, December 1494, for
Hieronymus Blondus.