Auctions | April 3, 2017

West, 16th Century, Easton at National Book Auctions

ITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next auction catalog.  

This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera. A quantity of author-signed books from a large private collection will be offered as well as a substantial array of Easton Press fancy leather bindings.          

Antique and rare books in this catalog include numerous titles. Among the earliest examples are the 1567 printing of Paradin and Simeon's "Symbola Heroica M Claudii Paradini," David and Galle's "Christelijcken Waerseggher," produced in 1603, and the 1618 printing of David and Galle's "Pancarpium Marianum Septemplici Titulorum Serie Distinctum," published with full-page engraved plates. Additional rare pieces include a Macklin Bible published in 1800 in seven folio volumes with engraved plates, the 1864 first edition of Kirmani and Miles' "History of the Reign of Tipu Saltan," the 1818 first American edition of Johnson's "Dictionary of the English Language," published in two volumes, and many other desirable titles.                     

Several pleasing collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is a substantial collection of Easton Press volumes, sumptuously bound in the signature full-leather Easton style. Among these are numerous groupings of titles from their "Library of the Presidents" series. We will also present the first offerings from a sizable estate library of author-signed books. Highlights from this grouping include names such as Stephen King, Ken Follett, Bill Mauldin, Mario Puzo, Bernard Cornwell, Seamus Heaney, and many others. Additional modern firsts and limited editions include examples such as a first American edition of Nabokov's "Lolita" in the original jacket. Other vintage and antique tomes also include subject areas such as travel & exploration, the American West, Native American Indians, decorative antique, multi-volume sets, theology, and more.    

Found throughout this catalog are interesting ephemera offerings. These lots include antique photographs (tintypes, etc.), rare prints of photogravure works by Yousuf Karsh, maps, antique magazines, postcards, and other items.   

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 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