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A TRUE AND FEAREFULL VEXATION OF ONE ALEXANDER NYNDGE: : BEING MOST HORRIBLY TORMENTED WITH THE DEUILL... A SINGLE LEAF FROM, Edward Nynge?
1 A TRUE AND FEAREFULL VEXATION OF ONE ALEXANDER NYNDGE: : BEING MOST HORRIBLY TORMENTED WITH THE DEUILL... A SINGLE LEAF FROM Edward Nynge?
[By W. Stansby] for W. B[Arrett?] 1615 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 2 pages; I am uncertain of this origin but believe it to be correct. The period of 1615 is pretty certainly right. This is a single leaf. However I have received a comment from a collector calling me to task and stating that I am almost certainly wrong in my assumption. "The image looks like this is a leaf from the 'Postilla super Psalterium' by Nicolaus de Lyra (Paris, 1483). "; 0 29941 
Price: 37.55 USD
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ODES AND EPODES OF HORACE [9 OF 10 SLIPCASED VOLUMES], Horace. Horatius Flaccus (Quintus) Howard Pyle
2 ODES AND EPODES OF HORACE [9 OF 10 SLIPCASED VOLUMES] Horace. Horatius Flaccus (Quintus) Howard Pyle
The Bibliophile Society Printed By H O Houghton 1901 [1902] 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Laid in publisher's letter and distribution list. 467 sets, Elegant set designed with the assistance of Howard Pyle. The etched frontispieces, with one state of each signed by the artist, are by W. H. W. Bicknell (3) , James Fagan, Edmund H. Garrett and Howard Pyle.. Volumes covered in brown and white paper, NF. Double slip cases with the book fitting into one [which is lined in cotton], and then that sliding into a second case stained, one case with rips at opening, solid. Latin Text edited by Clement Lawrence Smith. Lacking final volume of Quotations/Appendix which was published in 1904. ; Signed by Illustrator; 25 34420 
Price: 469.95 USD
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SEED CORN, HOUSE ORGAN OF THE MOLEHILL PRESS, Molehill Press,
3 SEED CORN, HOUSE ORGAN OF THE MOLEHILL PRESS Molehill Press,
Chicago Molehill Press/ Friends Of 1961 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; Limited fine printing with laid in letter etc. Colorful linoleum [? ] block prints. Aprox 50pp; 0 32503 
Price: 37.55 USD
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SIR JOHN COTTON ... FOR PUBLIC USE AND ADVANTAGE, Burton, Katherine
4 SIR JOHN COTTON ... FOR PUBLIC USE AND ADVANTAGE Burton, Katherine
Periwinkle Press 1939 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
24mo 5" - 6" tall; #3 of the Bibliolatrous series. Limited 150 copies on handmade paper; 0 32501 
Price: 23.45 USD
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ST. COLUMBA, Burton, Katharine & Louise S. G. Perry
5 ST. COLUMBA Burton, Katharine & Louise S. G. Perry
Norton, MA Periwinkle Press, 1938 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Books On Books; Law; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; [6] [ii] pages; Bibliolatrous Series, no. 1. Limited to 150 copies. Brief tale of the first British Copyright Decision made in the 6th century. ; 0 32500 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE [LTD ED 120/250], (Rackham, Arthur, Illus. ) Malory, Thomas, Sir, Abridged by. Pollard, Alfred W.
6 THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE [LTD ED 120/250] (Rackham, Arthur, Illus. ) Malory, Thomas, Sir, Abridged by. Pollard, Alfred W.
New York MacMillan 1917 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 517 pages; #12/250 lg paper copies numbered in red ink on the limitations page after the Half Title page.. 4to, orig gilt-lettered & -pictorial white kid, t. E. G. , other edges untrimmed; occasionally scuffed, spine ends & edges rubbed, bottom of front joint starting to split. With 16 mtd color plates with captioned tissue guards, 70 b/w illus. Internally clean. 1st Rackham ed. Apr 9 x 12". 6 lbs ; 6 35446 
Price: 1880.00 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

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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