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National Book Auctions - Books and Ephemera – Sets, Native American Artifacts, Nautical, Bookcases, etc.

decoration15 April 2012
This catalog features a broad range of rare antique books, as well as a quantity of ephemera, a Civil War musket and Native American artifacts. Books offered include rare first editions of early and modern titles, a number of which are signed.  We will also offer our second session from a very large nautical history collection.  We will continue to offer individual books and groups from this collection over the coming months. Ephemera lots include magazines, advertising and various other genres. Important books in this auction include first editions, many of which are antique.  In addition to individual volumes, this catalog offers a number of decorative antique sets, including fancy and leather bindings.  A small collection of Kate Greenaway books will be sold across multiple lots. Modern works include landmark writings from fields including art and archaeology, such as Siren’s “A History of Early Chinese Art,” published in four volumes, and Gordon’s “Examples of Maya Pottery.”   Additionally offered are dozens of signed first editions by prominent writers such as Sue Grafton, Ed McBain, John Grisham, Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly and Dick Francis, to name a few.

The nautical collection includes modern, antique and signed books, with lots themed as ship modeling, history, exploration, military, whaling, etc..  Important works such as the 1861 two-volume printing of  Schokker’s “Handboek Voor de Kennis Van Den Scheepsbow” and Boudriot’s four-volume “Le Vaisseau de 74 Canons,” will be offered.


15 April 2012
1429 Danby Road (Route 96B)
Ithaca, NY
National Book Auctions
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