Next Auction: Sunday, February 24th, 2019 - Oz, Books-on-Books, Americana, Antique, etc. CLICK TO VIEW FULL CATALOG
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This catalog presents a select arrangement of rare, antique and decorative books. Featured is our next session from a large private library of bibliographies and other books-on-books. Deluxe antique bindings will be offered along with an array of titles relating to early and colonial American history.
Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the scarce 1767 printing of James Stuart’s Scots Gaelic translation of the New Testament, “Tiomnadh Nuadh ar Tighearna Agus ar Slanuigh-Fhir Iosa Criosd,” the 1790 printing of “The Miscellaneous Works of Colonel Humphreys,” who served as an officer in the American Revolutionary War, and Thomas More’s “Utopia, Containing an Impartial History of the Manners, Customs, Polity, Government, Etc. of that Island” produced in 1751. Additional interesting selections include a copy of the first edition of L. Frank Baum’s classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” with all the Denslow plates present, the scarce 1877 printing of Dewees’ “The Molly Maguires - The Origin, Growth and Character of the Organization,” containing an interesting letter and offered with a companion volume, and the scarce 1937 limited edition of “Later Bookplates and Marks of Rockwell Kent,” signed by Kent.
The library of books-on-books includes bibliographic works, histories of printing and private presses, and niche publishing topics such as Jewish books. Of particular note are the 1940 limited edition Folio of Egbert’s “The Tickhill Psalter and Related Manuscripts - A School of Manuscript Illumination in England During the Early Fourteenth Century,” and a brand new, first edition set of White’s “News of the Plains and Rockies 1803-1865,” published in eight volumes. Additional areas covered include magazines & periodicals, bookbinding, book illustration, American printing, medical, children’s, incunabula, manuscripts and much more. library of books-on-books includes bibliographic works, histories of printing and private presses, and niche publishing topics such as Jewish books. Of particular note are a very rare copy of Legros and Grant’s “Typographical Printing – Surfaces, the Technology and Mechanism of Their Production,” the two-volume limited edition of Steinschneider’s “Catalogus Librorum Hebraeorum in Bibliotheca Bodleiana,” and the two-volume first edition of “Bibliografia Geral Portuguesa,” bound in decorative, tooled leather. In addition to critical, functional reference works are unique examples of particular interest to bibliophiles, with special provenance and signatures from celebrated figures from the realm of bookdom. Additional areas covered include magazines & periodicals, bookbinding, book illustration, American printing, medical, children’s, incunabula, manuscripts and much more.
Found throughout this catalog are other compelling selections from categories such as ephemera, tintypes, limited editions, signed copies, history, literature, military history, theology and more.
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