This catalog features a variety of important antique and vintage books including a hand-illumined vellum manuscript, several important signed volumes from noted authors, early American history works and an extensive collection from the 1893 Columbian Exposition, as well as an assortment of vivid, colorful posters. Also found throughout this catalog is an assortment of antique and vintage ephemera and artwork, as well as vintage Chinese currency. Featured books include a number of antique printings, including several Latin and German titles from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries alongside an original manuscript dating from around the 14th century. The manuscript appears on vellum leaves and is likely of French origin. Also included in the catalog are important works from the twentieth century, featuring a signed copy of “The Complete Poems of Robert Frost,” one of only fifteen presentation copies of the limited edition two-volume set, printed in 1950. Also offered are volumes signed by literary greats such as Aldous Huxley and Edgar Lee Masters.
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