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This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera. Featured is a private collection of rare books by celebrated illustrator, J. J. Lankes, along with original engravings and artwork by Lankes. A varied array of first editions will be offered, along with a sizeable collection of original, vintage technical titles published by NASA.
Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the 1556 printing of Castigione’s “Il Libro del Cortegiano,” bound in vellum and featuring woodcut initials, Nifo’s 1560 treatise on etiquette, “Il Cortigiano del Sessa,” and Tacitus’ “Annalium et Historiarum,” produced in 1576. Additional rare and antique selections relate to travel & exploration, books-on-books, Civil War, theology, polar exploration, children’s, decorative antique sets, Easton Press & Derrydale Press bindings, art history and beyond.
Several interesting collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is a fine and diverse selection of first editions by authors such as Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Vita Sackville-West, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Heinlein, Virginia Woolf, Philip Roth and others. Decorative antique sets present the works of notables including Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Charles Darwin, Sir Walter Scott, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allen Poe. Other collections in include NASA publishings relating to extra-terrestrial life, rocket technology, the Mercury and Apollo programs and more, and a nautical history and reference private library.
Found throughout this catalog are interesting ephemera offerings and many group lots of desirable titles. Featured among the ephemera lots are original engravings and plates by illustrator, J. J. Lankes. Other ephemera lots include early manuscript leaves, a robust antique scrapbook from Goucher College in Baltimore, original 1970’s Star Wars trading cards, and more.
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