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Next Auction: Sunday, August 25th, 2019 - Dickens, Sci-Fi, Catholic, Pulp, Antique, Decorative, etc. CLICK TO VIEW FULL CATALOG

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This catalog presents a select arrangement of rare, antique and decorative books. Featured is a desirable library of Charles Dickens first editions in privately commissioned deluxe fancy leather 19th century bindings. We will also present our next session from an interesting private estate library belonging to an Eastern Orthodox priest.

Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the 1791 first edition of Robertson’s “Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge Which the Ancients Had of India; and the Progress of Trade with that Country,” including both original copperplate engraved maps, a bound compilation of 1792 issues of “The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure,” including numerous engraved folding maps, and the rare 1859 first edition of Herbert’s “Hints to Horse-Keepers - A Complete Manual for Horsemen.” Additional desirable finds include the rare 1886 elephant folio of “Bradley’s Atlas of the World for Commercial and Library Reference,” first edition volumes of Kingsbury’s 17th century colonial America history, “Records of the Virginia Company of London,” produced in four large volumes over the years 1906 to 1935, and an author-signed copy of the 1874 first edition of Armstrong’s “A Visit to Egypt in 1872.”

Leading the private collections in this auction are the Charles Dickens titles. The books are uniformly bound in rich crimson fancy leather bindings with gilt lettering and appear to have been prepared around 1890. Most of the books contain a bookplate belonging to Julius Franke (1868-1936), who was a prominent New York City architect whose works included the Wurlitzer Building, and it seems likely that he commissioned the bindings. The titles range from Dickens’ earliest published works and include a great many first editions in their first states. Classics such as “Tale of Two Cities,” “Oliver Twist” and “David Copperfield” are present, among dozens of others.

Found throughout this catalog are additional decorative antique bindings and compelling selections along with a private collection of vintage science fiction pulp magazines with their signature, lurid covers.

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Upcoming Auction: Sunday, September 1st, 2019 - Turkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic, Antique, Decorative, etc. CLICK TO VIEW FULL CATALOG

Please note, this auction will be open exclusively for online bidding and absentee/phone bidding directly with our gallery. Preview is available at our gallery by appointment during weekdays before the auction.

This catalog presents a select arrangement of rare, antique and decorative books. Featured is an important original 17th century manuscript concerning the Turkish Wars. We will also present our next session from an interesting private estate library belonging to an Eastern Orthodox priest.

Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the 1568 printing of Herodianus’ “History of the Roman Empire,” Tafuri’s “History of the Writers Born in the Kingdom of Naples,” produced in 1750 and bound in vellum, and a scarce Bible printed in 1746. Private collections present a host of decorative antique multi-volume sets in fancy bindings, Vietnam War history, Catholic Church history and reference, and rare hunting and fishing titles including Derrydale limited editions and singular inscribed copies.

The original manuscript dates from around the year 1680 and presents work by Francois Petis de la Croix who spent many years serving France in the Ottoman Empire. His work kept him in a front row seat of Turkish conflicts at the time, including as negotiator of important treaties. The hand-written title page sets the title as “Histoire des Guerres des Turcs contre la Pologne, la Moscovie, l'Allemagne, et la Republique de Venise,” which seems to be a forerunner to a later published work with a similar title. This volume matches known examples of de la Croix manuscripts from the same period.

Found throughout this catalog are other decorative antique bindings and compelling selections from categories such as astronomy, rare fiction, limited editions, signed copies, history, literature, military history, theology and more. There are also varied ephemera lots including an intriguing estate collection of journals, sketchbooks and other items dating back to the 1820’s.

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