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ILLUMINIERTE HANDSCHRIFTEN AUS DER SLOWAKEI, Guntherova, Alzbeta & Jan Misianik
1 ILLUMINIERTE HANDSCHRIFTEN AUS DER SLOWAKEI Guntherova, Alzbeta & Jan Misianik
Prague Artia 1962 Presumed 1st Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Incunabula; Incunables; German Language; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; quarto ; Mostly religious scripts. Text is in German- resume in French and also in English with a list of the reproductions, 163 manuscripts illustrated. Hard bound VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD with dust jacket, nice straight copy with sharp corners. Color and b/w repros. ; 5 9578 
Price: 81.84 USD
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SCHOOL OF ILLUMINATION. REPRODUCTIONS FROM MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. PART VI FRENCH MID 14TH TO 16TH CENTURIES, Illuminated Manuscripts, British Museum
2 SCHOOL OF ILLUMINATION. REPRODUCTIONS FROM MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. PART VI FRENCH MID 14TH TO 16TH CENTURIES Illuminated Manuscripts, British Museum
British Museum Publications 1939 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Order of the Trustees at the British Museum, London 1939. Coover dates 1939 but Title Page dates 1930. 14pp explanatory text. Collated complete with 15 plate pages including one in color. Pages are one or more plates. Manuscripts. Library markings. Ties intact. ; 3 34655 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE BENEDICTIONAL OF ST. ETHELWOLD, Wormald, Francis (with An Introduction and Notes by)
3 THE BENEDICTIONAL OF ST. ETHELWOLD Wormald, Francis (with An Introduction and Notes by)
11376 Thomas Yoseloff/ Faber and Faber 1959 0571050239 / 9780571050239 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 30 pages; Elaborate illustrations. ; 0 32293 
Price: 28.15 USD
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THE CHRISTMAS STORY IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE SPENCER COLLECTION., Kup, Karl.
4 THE CHRISTMAS STORY IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE SPENCER COLLECTION. Kup, Karl.
N Y The New York Public Library 1969 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Covers 57 manuscripts with picture and commentary. Laid in gifting from author. As well a xerox copy of Spencer Collection commentary. ; Signed by Author; 0 32292 
Price: 46.95 USD
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5 WERTVOLLE BUCHER MANUSKRIPTE - AUTOGRAPHEN Auktion 60 14 - 16 November 1989 May not be noted.
May not be noted. Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Autographs; Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; A thick trade paperback auction catalog manuscripts and autographs, unused, illustrated, includes many fine books with graphics; 0 6615 
Price: 13.11 USD
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6 WERTVOLLE BUCHER MANUSKRIPTE - AUTOGRAPHEN Auktion 68 12 - 14 Mai 1992 May not be noted.
May not be noted. Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Autographs; Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; A thick trade paperback auction catalog manuscripts and autographs, unused, illustrated, includes many fine books with graphics; 0 6613 
Price: 13.11 USD
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7 WERTVOLLE BUCHER MANUSKRIPTE UND AUTOGRAPHEN GRAPHIK Auktion 54 12-15 Mai 1987 May not be noted.
May not be noted. Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Autographs; Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; A thick trade paperback auction catalog of art, manuscripts and autographs, unused, some bending to cover from wrapping, illustrated, prices realized included. ; 0 6612 
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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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