About Us

Priscilla Juvelis, Inc., a private dealer established in 1980, specializes in the sale of rare books and autographs to institutions and private collectors. Formerly associated with the late John F. Fleming of New York, Priscilla Juvelis is an active member of the international rare book community. With John F. Fleming, she published THE BOOK BEAUTIFUL AND THE BINDING AS ART, VOLUMES I and II, and with Alistair Duncan and George de Bartha, FRENCH ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO BOOKBINDING. A member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers since 1983, she served the ABAA as President (1998-00), after serving as Vice President and Secretary and as a member of the Board of Governors from 1988-2002. She has served as President of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers. She is a lifetime member of the Manuscript Society and served as a Trustee of that organization for three years. She is a member of the Grolier Club, the International Association of Bibliophiles, the Cosmopolitan Club, and the American Antiquarian Society.

The firm maintains an extensive reference library and often represents clients at international sales, as well as consulting on collection development and appraising collections. Clients include, among others, The Sutton Place Foundation, The Pierpont Morgan Library, The Copley Library, the Houghton Library, The Library of Congress, the Beinecke Library, the University of Virginia, Boston University, and numerous private clients in Europe, Japan, England, and the United States.

Priscilla Juvelis curated the opening exhibition at the Miami Dade Library & Cultural Center, as well as two exhibitions at the Boston Athenaeum, and juried a Grolier Club exhibition and lectured at all three locations. In 1993, she delivered the Elliott Lecture at Toronto's prestigious International Festival of Authors. Her biography is carried in WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN and WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD.

To see an interview with Priscilla Juvelis (part of the ABAA Bookseller Archival Interview of Members program), click here.

We are members of the ABAA and ILAB and exhibit at their book fairs. We issue catalogues and our shop is open by appointment. If you have a particular want, please let us know. We are always interested in purchasing books and manuscripts, whether singly or in collections. Thank you for visiting us.