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National Book Auctions - Antique, Ethnology, Adirondacks, etc.

decoration08 July 2012

This catalog features a large quantity of rare and decorative antique books as well as select additions of ephemera and artwork.  Featured is a sizeable collection of antique works from many fields.  We will also offer another session from the large nautical library we are bringing to market over a series of auctions this year.  During this auction, books offered from this collection include many brand new books, offered in groups. Other lots include the second and final session of books from the geology and paleontology collection we’ve been offering.  Ephemera and art lots include various media and genres. Of special note is a continuous run of annual reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology, spanning the years 1879 through 1921.  Landmark for its content and quantity of rich illustrations, this set of works is credited with providing a springboard to the then fledgling field of anthropology. Other important antique titles include works on the history of New York State, including rare maps and reports on the Adirondack region.  The catalog also includes numerous decorative sets in pleasing condition, such as the 1911 first edition of Francis Trevelyan Miller’s “Photographic History of the Civil War,” published in ten volumes. Additional genres of antique books offered include transportation, travel & exploration, maps & atlases, medical, technology, history, theology, children’s, rare printings, and decorative antique bindings, to name a few.


08 July 2012
1429 Danby Road (Route 96B)
Ithaca, NY
National Book Auctions
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