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Photographs of Ceylon

Auction catalogue 147 - on Friday, 1. 6. 2018


Központi Antikvárium

Specialities : Avant Garde , Christianism , Manuscripts , Maps , Old and rare books , Photography , Religion

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Sciences anciennes & occultes n°148


L' Intersigne Livres anciens

Specialities : Science and technology , Occult , Freemasonry , Philosophy , Games

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Special List 300: Thirty-Three Sixteenth-Century Books


Richard C. Ramer

Specialities : Poetry , Etiquette , Religion , Law , Americana , Central & Latin America , Hunting , Philosophy , Science and technology , Theatre

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Colin Franklin Prize
Ekaterina Shatalova, winner of the 2017-18 Colin Franklin Prize for book-collecting
Published on 24 June 2018
The 2017-18 Colin Franklin Prize for book-collecting has been awarded to Ekaterina Shatalova (Keble College), for her collection of works by and about Edward Lear (1812-1888), the poet and illustrator famous for limericks in "A Book of Nonsense", and for poems recounting the nautical adventures of "The Owl and the Pussycat" and the "Jumblies" ('who went to sea in a sieve').
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Press Articles
Bibliomaniacs in Battersea
Published on 24 June 2018
“Palpable history”, says Sir David Attenborough. We are at the annual Antiquarian Booksellers Association Rare Books Fair, and he is describing the pleasure of holding an incunable – a book printed in the fifteenth century, in the first few decades after the printing press was invented.
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Book History
Rubens in Stuttgart
Published on 24 June 2018
There are many books with a Rubens design. Even in books from the 19th century we find frontispieces copied from a Rubens design which was often simply reproduced and thus many editions were adorned with a Rubens.
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