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The Country Diary Book of Decorating English Country Style
Located in Oakland Park, FL
The Country Diary Book of Decorating: English Country Style Offers advice on curtains, lighting, upholstery, painting, stenciling, and collectibles, and tells how to draw inspiratio...
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1990s European Country Books

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Paper

Andy Warhol Diaries, Hard-Cover Library or Coffee Table Book, 1989
By Andy Warhol
Located in New York, NY
This 'The Andy Warhol Diaries' book, is hard-cover, first edition, May 1989. The Andy Warhol Diaries is the dictated memoirs of the American artist Andy Warhol, posthumously publ...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Books

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Paper

Winston Churchill's Copy of "India Under Ripon: A Private Diary" by Blunt, 1909
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. India Under Ripon: A Private Diary. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1909. First edition, first printing, first copy printed. With dated inscription from author ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Books

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Paper

Fanny Burney, Diary & Letters of Madame D'arblay, in a Full Leather Binding 1854
Located in Hillsborough, NJ
Author: BURNEY, Fanny - Madame D'arblay. Title: Diary and Letters of Madame D'arblay. Publisher: London: for Henry Colburn, 1854. Description: NEW EDITION. 7 vols., 6-11/16...
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Antique 1850s British Books

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Leather

Madame Frances Arblay, Diary and Letters
Located in New York, NY
4 volumes. Edited by her niece Charlotte Barrett. Bound in 3/4 blue Morocco by Birdsall, cloth boards, top edges gilt, ornate gilt on spines, raised bands, illustrated with 1...
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Antique 1870s Books

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Leather

Set of 7 Antique All Leather Volumes of Darblay's Diary
Located in Nashville, TN
Set of 7 antique all leather volumes of the Letters and Diary of Madame D'Arblay. Published for Henry Colburn in seven volumes in London, 1778-1780.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Books

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Leather, Paper

Rare Complete Six Volume Set, "The Cecil Beaton Diaries"
Located in Washington, DC
Rare complete six volume set by the legendary English 20th century bon vivant Sir Cecil Beaton. These were published in the order he wrote them throughout the 1960s-1970s.
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20th Century English Books

Linda McCartney, The Polaroid Diaries
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Following her best-selling Taschen monograph, Linda McCartney’s Polaroid Diaries brings together highlights from her vast archive in a limited collector’s edition. Taken from the ear...
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Late 20th Century Books

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H 13 in. W 13 in. D 2 in.
The Cecil Beaton Diaries (set Of 6) 1922-1974
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A nice set of six diaries written by Cecil Beaton which cover a half a century in total of his wide ranging life. He was a famous English Fashion and Portrait photographer, diarist, ...
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Mid-20th Century Books

  • The Cecil Beaton Diaries (set Of 6) 1922-1974
  • The Cecil Beaton Diaries (set Of 6) 1922-1974
  • The Cecil Beaton Diaries (set Of 6) 1922-1974
  • The Cecil Beaton Diaries (set Of 6) 1922-1974
H 8.75 in. W 5.75 in. D 5.75 in.
"Diary of the American Revolution" by Frank Moore, Two Volumes, 1860
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Moore, Frank. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents. New York: Charles Scribner, 1860. Early Printing. Re-backed with the original boards and custo...
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Antique 1860s American Books

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Paper

In Stock in Los Angeles, Dinner Diaries Reviving the Art of the Hostess Book
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Dinner Diaries follows in the spirit of Assouline’s popular Proust Questionnaire, Fashion Questionnaire, and Wine Questionnaire, using the format of Proust’s handy interview helper, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Books

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Paper

Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor Sicily Caretto Italy Notebook Notepad Diary Journal
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in MARBELLA, ES
Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Caretto notebook. Perfect for gifts! Size 21cmx15cm Brand new in the original box! Please check my other DG clothing, bags & accessories!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Fashion

Set of Seven Leather Books, Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, 1846
Located in Lambertville, NJ
London: Published for Henry Colburn, by his successor hurst and blackett, Great Marlborough street, 1846. A new edition. With Portraits. 7 vols. 12mo. Bound in full brown polished ca...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Books

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Leather, Parchment Paper

LOUIS VUITTON Monogram 2014 Agenda Diary
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Louis Vuitton leather agenda diary from 2014 has two sticker pages, world map pages, an address section, and blank lined note pages. Made in France. Measurements in Inches: L...
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2010s French Wearable Art

"The Cecil Beaton Diaries"
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A beautiful set of six diaries written by Cecil Beaton covering the years 1922-1974. Beaton was a famous English fashion and Portrait Photographer, diarist, interior Designer and Osc...
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20th Century English Books

  • "The Cecil Beaton Diaries"
  • "The Cecil Beaton Diaries"
  • "The Cecil Beaton Diaries"
  • "The Cecil Beaton Diaries"
H 8.75 in. W 5.75 in. D 5.75 in.
Noel Jeffrey Design Diary Book
By Rizzoli
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Design diary: Innovative Interiors provides a first-person "tour" through several stunning homes, apartments, and showhouse rooms created by one of America's leading interior designe...
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Early 2000s Chinese Books

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  • Noel Jeffrey Design Diary Book
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  • Noel Jeffrey Design Diary Book
H 11.5 in. W 10.5 in. D .50 in.
Linda McCartney, The Polaroid Diaries
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Following her best-selling monograph, Linda McCartney’s Polaroid Diaries brings together highlights from her vast archive in a limited collector’s edition. Taken from the early 1970s...
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Late 20th Century Books

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Other

  • Linda McCartney, The Polaroid Diaries
  • Linda McCartney, The Polaroid Diaries
  • Linda McCartney, The Polaroid Diaries
  • Linda McCartney, The Polaroid Diaries
H 13 in. W 13 in. D 2 in.
Betty Babcock's Illustrated Hunting Diary
By Betty Babcock
Located in valatie, NY
Published New York, 1945. 120 pp. ruled in blue with red printed captions. The Meadow Brook Hounds was founded in 1877, and in its heyday between WWI and WWII, one of the premier Ame...
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Mid-20th Century American Books

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Paper

Diary Peter Beard 1st edition 1993
By Peter Beard (Photographer)
Located in London, GB
First edition, hardcover, published by Libro Port Publishing, Japan, 1993. “From a Dead Man’s Wallet: Confessions of a Bookmaker.” A striking and surreal record of Peter Beard...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Books

  • Diary Peter Beard 1st edition 1993
  • Diary Peter Beard 1st edition 1993
  • Diary Peter Beard 1st edition 1993
  • Diary Peter Beard 1st edition 1993
H 9.06 in. W 12.21 in. D 0.79 in.
The Diary Of A Public Man an Intimate View of the National Administration 1/500
Located in valatie, NY
The Diary Of A Public Man: An Intimate View Of The National Administration, December 28, 1860-March 15, 1861, by Edwin McMasters Stanton. Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago, 1945. 1s...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Paper

Beaton in the Sixties, the Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them 1965-1969
By Cecil Beaton
Located in valatie, NY
Beaton in the Sixties, The Cecil Beaton Diaries As He Wrote Them 1965-1969. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. Stated first American edition hardcover with dust jacket. 522 pp. A book ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Books

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Paper

Diaries of a Dirt Farmer
Located in New York, NY
These journals which span over 25 years are the poignant portrayal of a poor dirt farmers life, eking out an existence in rural New York State.
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20th Century Books

First Life Guards War Diary
Located in Leeds, GB
This privately printed hardback book is an account of the First World War as derived as extracts from the private diary of Lieutenant-Colonel E B Cook MVO of the 1st Life Guards. Poi...
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Early 20th Century English Books

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  • First Life Guards War Diary
H 20.1 in. W 15.2 in. D 1.9 in.
Cecil Beaton Rare Signed Copy, The Years Between Diaries: 1939-1944
Located in Indianapolis, IN
"The Years Between, Diaries: 1939-1944 by Sir Cecil Beaton. Published in 1965 by Holt, Rinehart & Winston of New York. Stated "First Edition." 352 pages, copiously illustrated with b...
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Vintage 1960s Books

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Diary Books For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of diary books available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct diary books — often made from paper, animal skin and leather — can elevate any home. Diary books have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Cecil Beaton, Betty Babcock and Rizzoli each produced beautiful diary books that are worth considering.

Finding the Right Books for You

Antique and vintage books add a sense of culture and style to any room. Displaying these types of books in your living room or reading nook can warm a space with a distinguished feel.

Several factors make antique books highly desirable. Original jackets, ornate binding, illustrations and quality of the print all contribute to making a vintage book special. Rare books are of great interest to collectors in the know and can command high prices at auction. In 2021, an important early artist book by Andy Warhol sold at auction for more than $106,000. Somewhere between all the commercial work he did as an ambitious young graphic designer in the early 1950s and his first real debut as a Pop artist a decade later, Warhol produced a trove of incredibly charming drawings. His illustrated self-published artist books from the 1950s are very rare.

Many collectors seek the first edition of certain books. Fewer copies of a book and higher demand make it a rare find. A book that contains the author’s signature also makes it much more prized than other examples of the same title.

Collectors and designers decorate rooms with vintage books for a cozy feeling in a home. Coffee-table books, such as those featuring photography and design, serve as conversation pieces or offer a relaxing moment when leafed through.

Interior designers look for vintage books when they want to add color or detail. For instance, leather-bound books can create a scholarly air while mid-century titles offer a modern edge. Vintage international books or first editions can provide a sense of history.

No matter the genre, there is a book for you. You can find rare, one-of-a-kind antique books on 1stDibs. Browse by authors, like celebrated architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright and Edgar Rice Burroughs, as well as by period, including mid-century modern, Art Deco and Victorian.

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The Sparkling Legacy of Tiffany & Co. Explained, One Jewel at a Time

The Sparkling Legacy of Tiffany & Co. Explained, One Jewel at a Time

A gorgeous new book celebrates — and memorializes — the iconic jeweler’s rich heritage.

What Makes a Gem-Encrusted Chess Set Worth $4 Million?

What Makes a Gem-Encrusted Chess Set Worth $4 Million?

The world’s most opulent chess set, weighing in at 513 carats, is literally fit for a king and queen.

Tauba Auerbach’s Geometric Pop-Up Book Is Mighty Rare, Thanks to a Hurricane

Tauba Auerbach’s Geometric Pop-Up Book Is Mighty Rare, Thanks to a Hurricane

This sculptural art book has an epic backstory of its own.

Step inside the Storied Mansions of Palm Beach’s Most Effervescent Architect

Step inside the Storied Mansions of Palm Beach’s Most Effervescent Architect

From Spanish-style courtyards to fanciful fountains, these acclaimed structures abound in surprising and elegant details.

Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

The couple behind the fabled Italian studio are both loved and hated for their rascally conceptual design projects. Now, they're venturing into sustainable luxury gym products and perfecting coffee. Photo courtesy of Atelier Biagetti

Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

Gear up for the highly anticipated Tokyo Games with unique items that celebrate athletes, events and host countries.

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

With a vast range of styles and perspectives, this global roster of talents represents the best of design.

Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

Designer Todd Oldham takes a loving look back at the shelter pub whose eclectic style and substance inspired so much about the way we live now.