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Shining Wall of Books, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library, New Haven
By Reinhard Görner
Located in New York, NY
Reinhard Görner Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale New Haven, Connecticut 3 sizes available Reinhard Görner captures the monumentality of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscr...
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2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

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C Print, Lambda

How to Buy Rare Books by William Rees-Mogg, First Edition
Located in valatie, NY
How to Buy Rare Books, A Practical Guide to the Antiquarian Book Market by William Rees-Mogg. Oxford: Phaidon, 1985. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 155 pp. A guide to coll...
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20th Century English Books

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Paper

1957-1962, Rare Georges Braque 'Au Vent d'Arles' Archive Books and Lithographs
By Georges Braque
Located in Paris, FR
Extremely rare set of Georges Braque archives maquettes books and lithographs created with the publisher 'Au Vent d'Arles', Paris. The set is composed with: - L'Ordre des Oiseaux (...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Books

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Paper

Andy Warhol - Rare Swedish Exhibition Catalogue
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
This book was published on the occasion of the Andy Warhol exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1968, it was edited by Andy Warhol, Kasper Konig, Pontus Hulten and Olle Grana...
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20th Century Books

  • Andy Warhol - Rare Swedish Exhibition Catalogue
  • Andy Warhol - Rare Swedish Exhibition Catalogue
  • Andy Warhol - Rare Swedish Exhibition Catalogue
  • Andy Warhol - Rare Swedish Exhibition Catalogue
H 10.63 in. W 8.25 in. D 1.00 in.
Andy Warhol's Exposures Rare Soft Cover Edition
Located in London, GB
Andy Warhol's Exposures first edition Published by Andy Warhol Books or Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1980. First softcover edition. Soft back. Illustrated pictorial wrappers. Warho...
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Books

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Paper

  • Andy Warhol's Exposures Rare Soft Cover Edition
  • Andy Warhol's Exposures Rare Soft Cover Edition
  • Andy Warhol's Exposures Rare Soft Cover Edition
  • Andy Warhol's Exposures Rare Soft Cover Edition
H 11.42 in. W 9.45 in. D 1.19 in.
18th Century Rare European Vellum Book
Located in Chicago, IL
18th Century Rare European Vellum book found in Germany.  This book has aged beautifully with exquisite patina. Vellum (derived from the Latin word vitulinum meaning "made fro...
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Antique Mid-18th Century German Books

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Leather, Paper

  • 18th Century Rare European Vellum Book
  • 18th Century Rare European Vellum Book
  • 18th Century Rare European Vellum Book
  • 18th Century Rare European Vellum Book
H 12.5 in. W 8.5 in. D 4 in.
Collection Lescure Extremely Rare Portfolios About Lace
Located in Encino, CA
For collector of lace, embroidery and dentelle. Extremely rare set of two complete portfolios consecrated to the Lescure collection. The portfolio titled "Mouchoirs brodés" is co...
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Vintage 1920s French Books

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Paper

Cocktail Recipes Book by Jean Lupoiu Rare 1948 Edition
By Jean Lupoiu
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare Jean Lupoiu cocktail book, early edition from 1948. 135 pages of cocktail recipes, some extremely famous and others to re-discover, a great addition for all barware lovers. In...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Books

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Paper

Decoration Tradition et Renouveau by Claude Fregnac, Rare First Edition
Located in valatie, NY
Decoration Tradition et Renouveau by Claude Fregnac. Hachette, 1973. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 288 pages. Illustrated throughout with mainly color photos and some b&w...
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Vintage 1970s French Books

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Paper

T. Y. Chao Private & Family Trust Collections of Important Chinese Ceramic, Rare
Located in valatie, NY
Sotheby's: The T. Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collections of Important Chinese Ceramics and Jade Carvings: Part 1, Hong Kong October 1986. Rare First Edition hardcover with dust...
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Vintage 1980s Hong Kong Books

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Paper

Arts & Craft in Venice Rare Hard-Cover Vintage Coffee Table Book
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Arts & Craft in Venice hard-cover vintage coffee table book: This book, sub-divided in four sections corresponding to the art materials, the solid arts, the malleable arts, the fragi...
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20th Century Italian Arts and Crafts Books

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Paper

Sotheby's: The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 6/1993
Located in valatie, NY
Sotheby's: The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 6/1993. Softcover auction catalogue 500 lots with results. "Meraux's interest was in acquiring," said Michael T...
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1990s American Books

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Paper

The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Publius, Rare 1802 Second Edition
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison, and John Jay. The Federalist, on the New Constitution. By Publius. Written in 1788. To Which is Added, Pacificus, on the Proclamation of Neutralit...
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Antique Early 1800s American Books

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Paper

Le Décor D'Aujourd'hui: Very Rare Magazine Collection, 1933-1953
Located in Encino, CA
Extremely rare collection of 38 Le Décor D'Aujourd'hui Magazine issues, 1933-1953. This magazine is one of the most important documentation sources in France - the complete collecti...
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20th Century French Books

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Paper

Two Rare Bound Volumes of the Illustrated London News 1861 and 1867
Located in San Francisco, CA
Two rare bound Volumes of the Illustrated London News 1861 and 1867 1861 is volume II 1867 is volume I Each volume is filled with incredible stories, information and artwork...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Books

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Paper

Son of Perdition by James Cozzens, Rare 1st Ed Pre-Publication Review Copy
Located in valatie, NY
The Son of Perdition by James Gould Cozzens. William Morrow & Company, Inc., New York, NY, 1929. Rare 1st Ed Pre-Publication review copy hardcover, no dust jacket. "A dramatic novel ...
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Vintage 1920s American Books

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Paper

18th Century Rare Dutch Mother of Pearl Pin Booklet with a Silver Back and Lock
Located in Delft, NL
18th century rare Dutch mother of pearl pin booklet with a silver back and lock A mother of pearl pin booklet with a silver back and lock. On the inside, the booklet has some ca...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Dutch Books

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Silver

Reinhard Görner: Shining Wall of Books, Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library
By Reinhard Görner
Located in New York, NY
Reinhard Görner Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale New Haven, Connecticut 3 sizes available Reinhard Görner captures the monumentality of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscr...
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2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

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C Print, Lambda

Reinhard Görner: Beinecke, New Haven (Yale Rare Books and Manuscript Library)
By Reinhard Görner
Located in New York, NY
Reinhard Görner captures the monumentality of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. 3 siz...
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2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

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C Print, Lambda

Reinhard Görner: Beinecke, New Haven (Yale Rare Books and Manuscript Library)
By Reinhard Görner
Located in New York, NY
Reinhard Görner captures the monumentality of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. 3 siz...
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2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

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C Print, Lambda

Reinhard Görner: Beinecke, New Haven (Yale Rare Books and Manuscript Library)
By Reinhard Görner
Located in New York, NY
Reinhard Görner captures the monumentality of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. 3 siz...
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2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

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C Print, Lambda

Reinhard Görner: Beinecke, New Haven (Yale Rare Books and Manuscript Library)
By Reinhard Görner
Located in New York, NY
Beinecke New Haven 50 x 56 inches ed. of 10 $6,000 60 x 67.2 inches ed. of 7 $9,000 70 x 78.4 inches ed. of 5 $11,000 signed and numbered on label, verso Paper is trimmed to the...
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2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

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C Print, Lambda

Pair of Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables
By Drexel, John Dickinson
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of very rare John Dickinson bibliotheque end tables, a very limited edition design from Drexel's Et Cetera collection. Three large Shakespeare books make up the tabletop, with t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

  • Pair of Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables
  • Pair of Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables
  • Pair of Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables
  • Pair of Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables
H 20.25 in. W 35.38 in. D 25.38 in.
Rare 1970s Adult Peep Show, Books & Magazines, Large Plastic Embossed Sign
By Terry Richardson
Located in St. Louis, MO
Large 1970s sign with embossed letters, Adult Peep Show - Books & Magazines. Sold without its original aluminum frame, can be back lit with LED. Small star crack to top of Red "S", m...
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Vintage 1970s American Signs

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Plastic

Rare Judaica Rabbi Oil Painting (JEWISH MAN HOLDING A CANE AND BOOKS)
By Samuel Heller
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Judaica Subject: Portrait Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Dimensions: 20" x 16" x 3/4" Dimensions w/Frame: 24" x 19 1/2" Portrait of a Hasidic man in full traditional garb holdin...
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20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pair of Very Rare Vintage Hardwood Stacking Books Side Tables Internal Storage
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare pair of vintage fully restored flamed mahogany stacking books side tables with internal storage. A very rare pair, I have never ...
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20th Century English Victorian Side Tables

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Hardwood

Very Rare Harrods London Kennedy Hardwood Sideboard TV Media Cabinet Faux Books
By Harrods, Kennedy Furniture For Harrods London
Located in GB
We are delighted to this very rare handmade by Kennedy Furniture and retailed through Harrods London solid mahogany sideboard TV media stand with faux book front This piece is so ...
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20th Century English Art Deco Sideboards

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Hardwood

Michael Andersen, Rare Figure in Glazed Ceramics, Two Owls Sitting on Books
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Michael Andersen. Rare figure in glazed ceramics. Two owls sitting on books, 1940s. Measures: 20.5 x 13 cm. In very good condition. Stamped. Model number: 322.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Ceramics

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Ceramic

Very Rare German Majolica Humidor, Boy with Books, circa 1880 by B. Block & Co.
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Very rare German Majolica Humidor, boy with books, circa 1880. By B. Block & Company, German. Slight wear to book. For over 28 years we have been among the nation's preeminent speci...
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Antique 1880s German Victorian Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Ceramic

Rare Solid Wood Arts & Crafts End or Side Table with Book Trough / Books Rack
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and practical books table, made of beautiful wood. This stylish and possibly unique table and bookcase into one could be the perfect finish to a small area for reading, rest an...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Side Tables

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Wood

Suzanne Belperron Rare Jewelry Book
By Suzanne Belperron
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Rare book on the jewelry of Suzanne Belperron. Opened and looked at once, in excellent as new condition BIBLIOTHÈQUE DES ARTS; BIBLIOTHEQUE DES ARTS edition 11.2 x 1.4 x 11.2 inches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Antique Books

Books, Celebrated Crimes, Alexander Dumas, Rare Books, Leather-bound
Located in New York, NY
Eight volumes, celebrated crimes Alexander Dumas, Published: Philadelphia, George Barrie and Sons, 1895. Illustrated with photogravures. Bound in three quarter red morocco, gilt deco...
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20th Century Books

Rare Antiques Books
Located in New York, NY
A Collection of Antiques Books in Leather Binding
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American Books

Books Sir. Walter Scott Writings Collections of Rare Antiques Books Collection
Located in New York, NY
The Writings of Sir. Walter Scott. The Waverley Novels. Pub: Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co. Various other Publishers, Various Dates 74 vols. Bound in full tan polished cal...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Books

Books. Richard F Burton. The Arabian Nights And Supplemental Nights. Rare Set.
Located in New York, NY
Seventeen volumes. Sir. Richard Francis Burton, Arabian Nights And Supplemental Nights. "Connoisseur Edition" Published Burton Club: n.d, circa. 1890s. Issued by the Burton Club, fo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Books

17th Century Collection of Four Rare European Vellum Books with Buckles
Located in Chicago, IL
17th Century Collection of Four Rare European Vellum Books with Buckles Books found in Germany. These books have aged beautifully with exquisite patina and dark teal page edges. ...
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Antique Early 17th Century German Books

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Leather

Late 17th Century Collection of 3 Rare European Vellum Books With Pewter Buckles
Located in Chicago, IL
Late 17th Century Collection of European Vellum Books found in Germany. These books have aged beautifully with exquisite patina. Vellum (derived from the Latin word vitulinum mean...
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Antique Mid-17th Century German Books

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Leather, Paper

Books. The Mansions of England the Olden Times. Antique Leather Bound Rare Ed.
Located in New York, NY
Two volumes. The Mansions of England In the olden times. Published: London: Henry Sotheran. 1869-1872. Illustrated with 102 hand-colored plates. 4 volumes bound into 2 volumes. Hands...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Books

Books. The Novels and Tales of Henry James. Collection Antiques Rare Binding Set
Located in New York, NY
Twenty-six volumes. The Writings Novel and Tales of Henry James. Published: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. This edition is limited to one hundred and fifty-six copies print...
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Early 20th Century Books

Rare 1673 medical, philosophical book paranormal discussion
Located in Palm Springs, CA
One of the most unusual books that I have come across is this extremley rare edition from 1673 of Thomas Bartholin or Bartholini's masterpiece Acta Medica & Philosophiae Hafniensia p...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Danish Books

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Paper

Extremely Rare Collection: Mobilia Magazine, 1964-1976
Located in Encino, CA
Extremely rare collection of 82 Mobilia Magazine issues, 1964-1976. Mobilia is the most important magazine publication featuring Swedish and Danish furniture design. Original con...
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20th Century Danish Books

Andy Warhol, Rare Moderna Museet Exhibition Catalogue 1968
By Andy Warhol
Located in London, GB
First edition, published by Moderna Museet, 1968. This book was published on the occasion of the Andy Warhol exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, 1968. Described as, "an exh...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Books

Very Rare Surrealist Art Book -Lithographs - Duchamp, Matta 1943
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very rare Surrealist journal, circa 1943, entitled "VVV", and edited by American sculptor David Hare, with Andre Breton, Max Ernst, and Marcel Duchamp as editorial advisors. Outstand...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

Very Rare Surrealist Art Book -Lithographs - Matta, Duchamp 1944
By Marcel Duchamp
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very rare Surrealist journal, circa 1944, entitled "VVV", and edited by American sculptor David Hare, with Andre Breton, Max Ernst, and Marcel Duchamp as editorial advisors. Outstand...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

Rare Book-First Edition-Le Fete Marriage Le Dauphin
By Seymour de Ricci, Henri Cohen
Located in New Orleans, LA
Incredible Complete First Edition (1726-1746)of Two Books Bound Together with important Historical Engravings.They commemorate the two marriages of the Dauphin,son of Louis XV to Ma...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Books

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Paper

Rare 1624 vellum covered Ecclesiastical Annals by Cesare Baronio
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare and unusual find is this five volumes from 1624 of Cesare Baronio's masterpiece history of the Catholic Church titled Ecclesiastical Annales from the time of Christ to 1198. T...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Books

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Paper, Parchment Paper

Rare Linen Page, "Learning to Count" from a Childrens Book, American
Located in San Francisco, CA
At the turn of the 19th century, in America, a print shop issued childrens books, printed on linen, with edible ink. These books were teaching aid's. Even if a child would chew on ...
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Antique 19th Century Books

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Linen

Washington’s Letters to Congress, Rare First American Edition, Two Volumes, 1795
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
“Official Letters to the Honourable American Congress Written During the War Between the United Colonies and Great Britain”. Rare first edition of Washington’s letters to members ...
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Antique 1790s Books

Antique Rare Original Gertrude Stein Autobiography of Alice B Toklas 1933 Signed
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is this rare book by Gertrude Stein, signed, circa 1933. In excellent antique condition. The dimensions are 6.5" W x 1.5" D x 9" H.  
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Vintage 1930s Books

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Paper

Rare Blotting Paper Case in Silvered Bronze and Porcelain by Maison Tahan
By Tahan Paris
Located in Paris, FR
Rare blotting paper case in dark blue velvet, embellished with an oval? porcelain? medallion depicting a bunch of flowers, and openwork silvered bronze vine branches. Labeled TAHAN R...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Books

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Bronze

Leonardo Da Vinci Di Ugo Nebbia Small Rare Book Novara, Italy, 1952
By Leonardo da Vinci
Located in Pully, CH
Istituto Geografico De Agostini - Novara Stampato in Italia.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain in Rare Blue Boards, 1885
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Octavo, original gilt and black stamped blue pictorial cloth. Housed in a cust...
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Antique 1880s Books

Rare English 18th Cent. Tortoise Shell and Silver Covered Book of Common Prayer
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This pocket size prayer book dates to 1774 where it was published by C. Eyre and W. Strahan. At a certain time, likely in the mid-19th century, it has been mounted in a tortoise shel...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Books

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Silver

Rare Limited Edition of 24 Volumes of the Works of Theophile Gautier in English
Located in San Francisco, CA
A magnificent set of 24 volumes, The Works of Theophile Gautier, in English, "Bibliophiles Edition" this large octavo edition bound in gorgeous red gilt-tooled leather with raised sp...
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Early 20th Century American Books

Rare Bird of Fashion The Irreverent Iris Apfel Book, Dust Jacket 2010 UK Edition
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"The Rare Bird of Fashion captures the unique style of fashion maverick Iris Apfel and her exuberantly idiosyncratic personal chic. With remarkable panache and discernment, Iris Apfe...
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21st Century and Contemporary British International Style Books

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Paper

Rare 1st Edition & 1st Printing 1940 "Horton Hatches The Egg" by Dr. Seuss
By Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Incredibly rare and hard to find, 1st Edition-1st Printing, "Horton Hatches The Egg" by, Dr. Seuss, 1940. Copyright page reads, "First Printing Copyright, 1940, By Dr....
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Mid-20th Century Books

Pair Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables.
By Drexel, John Dickinson
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of very rare John Dickinson bibliotheque end tables, a very limited edition design from Drexel's Et Cetera collection.. Three large Shakespearebooks make up the table top, with ...
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Vintage 1960s American End Tables

  • Pair Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables.
  • Pair Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables.
  • Pair Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables.
  • Pair Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books End Tables.
H 20.25 in. W 35.38 in. D 25.38 in.
Rare Find Albert Einstein Statue Holding Books Opens as a Cupboard
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare Albert Einstein statue carrying a pile of books I’ve never seen another of these for sale, he should have a monocle glass in the ...
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20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

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Plastic

"Two Gentlemen with Books," Rare and Fine Drawing by Prieto
By Gregorio Prieto
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Demonstrating the fluid economy of line so famously associated with Picasso and Matisse, this extremely fine drawing was executed by Gregorio Prieto, the Spanish artist known for his...
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Vintage 1930s Spanish Art Deco Drawings

Rare Victorian Lever Brothers London Opticians Desk with Books Hiding Glasses
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare and really quite stunning Lever Brothers London Victorian Ebonised opticians desk A very good looking piece of furniture, its has...
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20th Century English Late Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

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Rare Books For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of rare books available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of paper, wood and animal skin, all rare books available were constructed with great care. Rare books have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of rare books to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Victorian and Art Deco rare books are of considerable interest. Drexel, John Dickinson and Augustus Wollaston Franks each produced beautiful rare books that are worth considering.

How Much are Rare Books?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,518, while they’re typically $69 on the low end and $27,500 highest priced.