This year the Egypt Exploration Society is raising much needed funds for our charitable mission to support and promote Egyptian cultural heritage. We will therefore be auctioning a variety of rare, antique, and valuable books alongside more general tomes on Saturday 24th September 2022, from 17:00 (after the Open Day). Over 60 volumes will be auctioned off from our surplus and donation stock. Take a look at the list of items below to see what’s available and read on to see how you can bid and help us raise funds for the EES.

How do I bid?

Well, that’s easy – you can bid on the night by turning up to enjoy the auction (with nibbles, wine, and cocktails). Just email [email protected] to let us know if you will be attending so that we know how many to expect. There is no cost to attend the event, but any donations on the night are gratefully received and will go towards the Society. If you would like to attend the live auction but cannot make it to the EES, you can always attend and bid via Zoom. You can register here.

All (whether you attend the auction or not) are welcome to bid by email in advance.

Bidding by email in advance

You will find below a downloadable spreadsheet detailing the lots available. New lists will be added at intervals before the auction itself so that you can follow the highest bids made in advance for each lot. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE AUCTION TO BID FOR LOTS – see note about postage and packing below.

If you would like to bid for a lot (or multiple lots) then please email [email protected] with BOOK AUCTION as the subject heading and include in the email:

  • Your full name
  • Your address
  • Contact number (by bidding, you understand we may contact you about the auction)
  • The lot number(s)
  • Your (separate) bid for each lot (in GBP, £)

When the next list is available here on the EES website, you can check to see if your bid (indicated by your initials) is leading. If not, then consider submitting a bid higher than that listed.

  • First list (11/07/2022) - CLOSED
  • Second list (30/08/2022) – CLOSED
  • Third list (05/09/2022) - CLOSED
  • Final list (09/09/2022) – It is too late to submit new bids at this point. If your bid is the highest on this list, then please email [email protected] by 17:00 on 21 September 2022 with the highest amount you are willing to spend. This will not be shared with other bidders though the auctioneer may start at or below the highest bid in the final list.

Download final list of lots and bids

Collecting your items

If your bid is successful then we will send you an email detailing the total owed as well as any postage and packing costs in order to post your items to you. If you would prefer to collect the items from the EES London office (and didn’t already do so on the night) then please do this within two weeks of the auction. The EES London office will be open as usual from 10.30 to 16:30, Mondays to Wednesdays, for the collection of items. The full cost must be paid before collection, and the full cost including postage and packing must be paid before we post items to you.

Terms and conditions

By bidding for any lot you agree to be bound by our terms and conditions

Download the auction terms and conditions

Booking for this event has now closed.