PoorMansBooks

Quick Search

Title
Author
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Meet Us At

 
 
 

Early Printing

Early Printing
   -Bible
   -Illustrated
   -Religion

Click on Title to view full description

 
EARLY FOLIO APPOSITE LEAVES, DUTCH LANGUAGE, HISTORIATED INITIAL., Unknown
1 EARLY FOLIO APPOSITE LEAVES, DUTCH LANGUAGE, HISTORIATED INITIAL. Unknown
Unknown Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
16th Century; Probably some time in the earlier 1500's. Two adjoining leaves in Dutch language discussing England [Britannien]. Large 19.5 x 23" on quite heavy laid paper. Historiated floral patterned initial W. A history in black printing. Notes that the Saxon yeomen are nasty folk. ; 0 32566 
Price: 187.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
INCUNABLE LEAF FROM HARTMANN SCHEDEL'S "WELTCHRONIK," AN EDITION OF THE NUREMBERG CHRONICLE, Schedel, Hartman
2 INCUNABLE LEAF FROM HARTMANN SCHEDEL'S "WELTCHRONIK," AN EDITION OF THE NUREMBERG CHRONICLE Schedel, Hartman
Anton Koberger 1497 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Michel Wolgemut; Hant Pleydenwulff 
Incunable; 15th Century; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Leaf from Hartmann Schedel's "Weltchronik," an edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle at reduced size (leaf 10 1/2" x 8") , with woodcuts copied from those of Koberger. [C. 1497. ] Headline: "Sexta etas mundi." page number "Clxxiiii" on verso. Dampstaining. 10 woodcuts. Artists were associated with Albrecht Durrer and the printer, Koberger, was Durer's grandfather. It covered 'Hisotry of the World" and was know n as the 'picture book' of that period. Hain Copinger 14508. Incunable ; 0 32564 
Price: 281.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
THREE LEAVES INCLUDING 1 COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATE FROM THE 1698 PRINTING OF VIRGIL'S AENEID {LBC}, Virgil (translated by John Dryden)
3 THREE LEAVES INCLUDING 1 COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATE FROM THE 1698 PRINTING OF VIRGIL'S AENEID {LBC} Virgil (translated by John Dryden)
For Jacob Tonson 1698 Second Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Hollar and Lombart after Cleyn 
Folio 13" - 23" tal; Three excerpted leaves including 1 copper-engraved plate from the 1698 printing of Virgil's Aeneid. 8.5 x 14". English language text. Pp345-348, lines 930 to [The Argument] 80. Copper plate is titled, "To y Right HOn ble John Earle of Exeter Baron Caecill of Burleigh & co." depicts two women in what is apparently a royal bedroom. Wing V617; 0 31046 
Price: 84.55 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
THREE LEAVES INCLUDING 1 COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATE FROM THE 1698 PRINTING OF VIRGIL'S AENEID {LBC}, Virgil (translated by John Dryden)
4 THREE LEAVES INCLUDING 1 COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATE FROM THE 1698 PRINTING OF VIRGIL'S AENEID {LBC} Virgil (translated by John Dryden)
For Jacob Tonson 1698 Second Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Hollar and Lombart after Cleyn 
Folio 13" - 23" tal; Three excerpted leaves including 1 copper-engraved plate from the 1698 printing of Virgil's Aeneid. 8.5 x 14". English language text. Pp333-6, lines 525 [Scylla and Charibdis sink a ship]-655 [Troy]. Copper plate is titled, "To Edward Brown Dr. In Physick". Wing V617; 0 31043 
Price: 84.55 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
WOODCUT LEAF FROM 1532 LIVY LARGE ILLUSTRATION ON BOTH SIDES, Titus Livius (59 Bc  Ad 17)
5 WOODCUT LEAF FROM 1532 LIVY LARGE ILLUSTRATION ON BOTH SIDES Titus Livius (59 Bc Ad 17)
Florentiae Bernardi, 1532 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
16th Century; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 2 pages; T. Livii Patavini historiarum ab urbe condita decadis quintae libri, Bernardi, 1532. Mounted leaf with large woodcut. Back side is text only. ; 0 32565 
Price: 140.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 

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.
Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to mrbooks@comcast.net Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie