PLEASE NOTE: This will be the final auction at our current gallery where we have been based for 12 years. Our new gallery is located at 2085 Dryden Road (Route 13) in Dryden, NY, just east of Ithaca.
This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera and artwork. We will offer another session from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints and will continue with multiple sessions from this fine inventory over the coming months. Also of note is a fine array of antique maps, many covering London.
Antique and rare books in this catalog feature numerous titles. Among the earliest examples are the 1635 printing of Quarles' "Emblemes," containing William Marshall engravings, first edition printings of the first two parts of Butler's "Hudibras" produced in 1663 and 1664, and the 1784 first edition of the three text volumes from Cook and Roberts' "Voyage to the Pacific Ocean." Other scarce titles include the 1865 first edition of Baring-Gould's "Book of Were-Wolves," housed in a handsome tooled leather binding, the 1812 printing of Fontaine's "Histoire de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament," featuring engravings and then-experimental lithography, and "The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt," produced in five volumes in 1938 and including an original FDR signature. Many other works are signed by important figures such as John Ruskin and Carl Sandburg.
Several pleasing collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is this next session from the holdings of Archaeologia, concentrated in Egyptology, which is led by specimens such as the 1832, two-volume printing of Gell's "Poempeiana," featuring engraved plates and the 1819 first edition of Forbin's "Travels in Egypt." Additional lots include scarce titles from categories such as archaeology, anthropology, ethnology, decorative antique bindings, children's, books-on-books, printing history, horror (vampires, werewolves, etc.), Americana, art history, travel & exploration, American Civil War, Quaker history, and much more.
Found throughout this catalog are interesting offerings of art and ephemera. Featured is an array of antique cartographic specimens, dating back to the 17th century, including a collection of London-related maps as well as city scenes. Additional important antique plates include Hogarth and Gillray engravings along with original Audubon lithographs produced in the 1840's. Ephemera lots present travel-related, original correspondence, photographs, Victorian chromolithographs, greeting & calling cards, cooking, tobacciana, black Americana, Halloween, sports, music, diaries & journals, magazines and other genres.
National Book Auctions is a public auction service specializing in books, ephemera, and art. National Book Auctions is a targeted service offering experience and expertise unique to marketing antique and modern books and ephemera for consignors and collectors alike. The upcoming 2016 auctions will feature a wide assortment of collectible, signed, and first edition books. For more information, please contact the gallery at 607-269-0101 or email email@example.com.