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1440 AD GILT ILLUMINATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT, Not Attributed
1 1440 AD GILT ILLUMINATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT Not Attributed
Paris Manuscript 1440 Vellum Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 2 pages; 1440 GILT ILLUMINATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT. In neat red and black 8.5 x 6.5" card case with brief history and authentication. Color letters. Vellum is .7 x 8". 16 Lines to the page. ; 0 34447 
Price: 300.00 USD
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COLOR PLATE FROM NUREMBERG CHRONICLE 1493 INCUNABLE [INCUNABULA] {LBC}, Schedel, Hartman
2 COLOR PLATE FROM NUREMBERG CHRONICLE 1493 INCUNABLE [INCUNABULA] {LBC} Schedel, Hartman
Wohlgemut & Pleydenwurff 1493 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Nicunable; Incunabula; Color Illustrations; 1 pages; A single color mounted plate cut from the very rare incunable work, Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. 2.5 x 3"; 0 31035 
Price: 199.95 USD
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COLOR PLATE FROM NUREMBERG CHRONICLE 1493 INCUNABLE [INCUNABULA] {LBC}, Schedel, Hartman
3 COLOR PLATE FROM NUREMBERG CHRONICLE 1493 INCUNABLE [INCUNABULA] {LBC} Schedel, Hartman
Wohlgemut & Pleydenwurff 1493 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Nicunable; Incunabula; Color Illustrations; 1 pages; A single color mounted plate cut from the very rare incunable work, Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. 2.375 x 3". Plate titled S. Boar, red and black. ; 0 31042 
Price: 139.95 USD
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MANUSCRIPT LEAF ON VELLUM (BOTH SIDES) FROM LATIN BOOK OF HOURS, PARIS SCHOOL, C.1420, May not be noted.
4 MANUSCRIPT LEAF ON VELLUM (BOTH SIDES) FROM LATIN BOOK OF HOURS, PARIS SCHOOL, C.1420 May not be noted.
Paris PARIS School 1420 Manuscript Very Good with no dust jacket 
Prayer Book; Catholicism; RELIGION; Manuscripts; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Colored letters; 2 pages; [Manuscript Leaves]. In mount. Manuscript leaf on vellum (both sides) from Latin Book of Hours, Paris school, c.1420. 5 1/2 x 4 in. Numerous illuminations in gold, red, and blue. Light thin 2.5" tape stain to top edge. Scan of leaf back available. Small chip to edge. ; 0 25909 
Price: 299.95 USD
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MANUSCRIPT LEAF ON VELLUM (BOTH SIDES) FROM LATIN BOOK OF HOURS, PARIS SCHOOL, C.1420, Paris School
5 MANUSCRIPT LEAF ON VELLUM (BOTH SIDES) FROM LATIN BOOK OF HOURS, PARIS SCHOOL, C.1420 Paris School
Paris PARIS School 1420 Manuscript Very Good with no dust jacket 
Prayer Book; Catholicism; RELIGION; Manuscripts; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Colored letters; 2 pages; [Manuscript Leaves]. In mount. Manuscript leaf on vellum (both sides) from Latin Book of Hours, Paris school, c.1420. 5 1/2 x 4 in. Numerous illuminations in gold, red, and blue. Light thin 3" tape stain to top edge where it is affixed to matting. 1/2" scuff to upper rt corner of matting. Lauds, morning prayer for Thursday. Scan of leaf back available. ; 0 25908 
Price: 329.95 USD
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MANUSCRIPT LEAF ON VELLUM BOOK OF HOURS, [FRANCE, CA 1450 AD], Not Attributed
6 MANUSCRIPT LEAF ON VELLUM BOOK OF HOURS, [FRANCE, CA 1450 AD] Not Attributed
Anjou Manuscript 1460 Vellum Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 2 pages; Book of Hours, [France, ca 1450] 13 lines written in Gothic liturgical hand. In neat red and black 8. 5 x 6.5" card case with brief history and authentication. Color letters. Vellum is 5 x 3.25". ; 0 34444 
Price: 275.00 USD
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MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT BREVIARY LEAF C1450 AD, Not Attributed
7 MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT BREVIARY LEAF C1450 AD Not Attributed
Bavaria Manuscript 1450 Vellum Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 2 pages; Medieval Manuscript Breviary leaf, [France, ca 1450] 22 lines written in Gothic miniature liturgical hand. In neat red and black 8. 5 x 6.5" card case with brief history and authentication. Color letters. Vellum is 3.875 x 3". Most likely for personal use. 22 lines to the page. ; 0 34445 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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