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Rare Books

Rare books are a notable investment, particularly for those who appreciate the significance of written language. Books are made rare when there is a high demand from buyers but few known copies in existence. The demand for a book is created by a combination of factors, often including status as a first edition, signed book, or written by a famous historical figure, illustrated by a famous person, or pre-owned and marked by a famous figure. Ultimately, the book is a often a historical record or a work that changed history.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s "Codex Leicester" is one of the most rare books in the world. Da Vinci’s journal focusing on water is one of his more organized manuscripts, although the notes are still the chaotic reflection of brainstorming by a genius. The journal is occasionally... Read more

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A Rare Book - Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang - 1898

May 27, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Book - The Magic Man: The Life Of Robert-Houdin

May 27, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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3 signed by Maurice Sendak incl: LULLABIES...

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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7 Books: Raymond Chandler. LITTLE SISTER, 6 others

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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7 Books (1 signed by William Saroyan).

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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6 Books incl: Steinbeck. THE RED PONY. 1st illus.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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5 Books: FARMER GILES... 3 other Tolkien, 1 Wright

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$230 (16 bids)

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6 Vols incl: BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN INDIA. 2 Vols.

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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6 books: Edward Gorey (5 signed) incl THE JUMBLIES

June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$120 (5 bids)

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Allgemein - Das Buch der Welt. Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Allgemein Darwin, Charles - Gesammelte Werke. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von J. Victor Carus. Autoris

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Astronomie Finé, Oronce - Orontii Finei Delphinatis, regii mathematicarum professoris quadrans astrol

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Mathematik Baldi, Bernardino - Heronis Ctesibii Belopoeeca hoc est telifactiva Bernardino Baldo urbinate.

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€1,400 (starting bid)

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Medizin May, Franz Anton - Stolpertus, ein junger Arzt am Krankenbette. Von einem patriotischen Pfälze

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Medizin - Balneologie - Sammlung von 50 Titeln zur Balneologie in 51 Bänden mit einer Dublette. Mit

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Medizin - Homöopathie - Neue Beiträge zur praktischen Anwendung des thierischen Magnetismus. In ver

June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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