Where Crypto Meets Rare Books - The World's First Rare Book NFT Collection has now launched on OpenSea

Bayliss Rare Books are delighted to have launched the world’s first rare book NFT collection - a sea change moment in the history and sale of rare books and as part of the new generation of dealer, Bayliss Rare Books are proud to be leading the charge. You can view the collection here.

Each NFT in the collection comes with the physical book and acts as a store of value and a deed of ownership. This is the future of trading rare books and indeed the wider collectibles trade in which NFTs become a digital receipt (more on this below).

As noted dealers in rare James Bond editions, Bayliss Rare Books have of course chosen to start with the Ian Fleming collection - the most iconic books in the world of collecting and with the healthiest return of investment. Bayliss Rare Books are offering all 14 first edition titles by Ian Fleming for sale alongside their NFT counterpart on OpenSea. Pictured below is a fine example of Thunderball from the collection.

Each NFT is limited to just one example.


Why sell Rare Books alongside an NFT counterpart?

Acting as both a store of value and deed of ownership, the sale of rare books alongside their NFT counterpart will add more transparency to sales and blockchain is the perfect vehicle to achieve this

For simplicity, we've created a number of short points below:

- Immutability: Blockchain provides an immutable and public record of ownership of first edition books.

- Transparency: All rare book sales are recorded on blockchain with prices part of public record, making the market more accessible and transparent.

- Easy exchange: Blockchain enables the secure exchange of rare books and first editions represented by NFTs globally 24/7.

- Future proofing an outdated industry: The emergence of Web3 infrastructure can bring the rare book trade further into the digital age.

View the collection now exclusively on OpenSea