Black Dog Rare Books was established in December 2018 by Steven de Joode. Based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, we offer unusual books, ephemera and manuscripts from five centuries. Material ranges from science and medicine to eccentric oddities, including diatribes against prostitution, murder pamphlets, circus pitch cards, and broadsides against ‘sodomy’.


Steven has a BA (Hons.) in German and an MA (Hons.) in Book and Manuscript Studies (University of Amsterdam). Having worked as a bibliographer at the National Library of the Netherlands and as a cataloguer and dealer at Antiquariaat Forum, Steven has broad experience in the world of rare books.


Steven is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). Our clients include libraries, museums, private collectors and fellow members of the trade.