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The appeal of collecting antique books goes well beyond having a passion for the written word, or an interest in a particular subject area or author. Antique books, sometimes called antiquarian books, have an added historical dimension due to their antiquity. This pertains to the subject matter of the antique book, as well as to the craftsmanship and materials which went into producing the book. Many people are drawn to collecting antique books as a result of an appreciation for the beauty of antique books as works of art representative of their age, as well as for their literary contents in an historical context. Regardless of what triggers someone to be interested in antique books, it is rare for a collector to remain immune to the appealing influences of fine leather bindings, decorated cloth bindings, the heft or feel of the book, decorated end papers, gilt edges, fine manufactured papers, hand-made papers, fine illustrations, lithographs and ethcings, unusual book-plates, limited editions, signed editions, first editions, original dust-jackets, unusual graphics, rarity, and so on and so forth. No matter what other individual influences and preferences pertain, antique book collectors place a premium on the condition of the antique books they acquire. While collectors ideally seek books in original and unaltered condition, a premium is also placed on the antique book being able to be handled as originally intended, that is for normal reading or references purposes. While books in original and very good condition are much sought after, there is also a legitimate market for those antique books which have been rebound or competently and sympathetically repaired. An antique book that cannot be handled is best found under glass in a museum rather than in a collector's library. Some of the most popular collection categories for antique books include: Antique Early Printed Books, Antique Classical English Literature, Antique Modern First Editions, Antique Fine Printing & Typography, Antique Americana, Antique Science & Medicine, Antique Sporting Books, Antique Architecture and Design, Antique Fine & Performing Arts, Antique Religious Books, Antique Aeronautical & Maritime and Antique Cookery Books.

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A fore-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book such that the painting is not visible when the book is closed. In order to view the painting, the leaves of the book must...More Details »

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Description: 1902 New York Tribune Bound Sunday Supplements - 26 sixteen page supplements. Rated in fair to average condition. Missing cover, and a few pages. Many pages are excellent. Many excellent...More Details »
Item #: INT-60001b
Condition: Antique
Price: $799.00
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Description: Cartes De Visite Album 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" 25 pages (holds 50 CDVS) mint condition but missing one brass clasp & three embellishments. circa mid to late 1800's
Item #: GWS-61981
Condition: Antique
Price: $125.00
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Description: Fore-Edge Paintings - Edwards of Hallifax - 1777 - Two-Volume Set -1st Eds. ASKING PRICE IS $15,000 Book Description: London, 1777. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition....More Details »
Item #: IT1-60007
Condition: Antique
Price: $15,000.00
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Description: Fox Hunter Bookends by Hubley
Item #: RPM-61322
Condition: Antique
Price: $149.00
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Description: French Art Deco Bookends. Figural bookends with bone faces, missing books figurine should be holding, 6-1/4" x 7-1/2"
Item #: RPM-27383
Condition: Antique
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Price: $750.00
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Description: Holmes New Edition Fifth Reader.1890.
Item #: BB-49546
Condition: Antique
Price: $49.00
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Description: Leather "Book Safe" Hand Made 6" x 9". A Great "Hidey-Hole" for jewelry, cash, etc.
Item #: GWS-61980
Condition: Antique
Price: $110.00
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Description: Mercedes-Benz Bookends. Made In Italy Putting to top
Item #: WAR-61660-12
Condition: Antique
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Description: Synopsis Tom Glavine of the Atlanta Braves tells the story of how the 1995 team won the World Series, clinching Atlanta's first world championship. I've won the Cy Young Award, and I'm the...More Details »
Item #: LUC-90010
Condition: Antique
Price: $12.95
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Description: Publisher: Macmillan & Company, London Publication Date: 1920 Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s) Edition: 5th or...More Details »
Item #: IT1-58985
Condition: Antique
Price: $1,275.00
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Price: $129.00
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Description: Sports Illustrated "Champs At Last" Atlanta Braves 1995. It is in excellent condition except for one small crease on front cover.
Item #: LUC-90008
Condition: Antique
Price: $19.00
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Description: Unbelieveable, that's how I will describe this entire book. Hidden under the gold gilt are four panel highly erotic scenes, four different scenes. They were painted and signed by Martin Frost. The...More Details »
Item #: IT1-58979
Condition: Antique
Price: $2,800.00
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Description: The Widow Woman and Her Goat First Edition Children's Book - Circa 1949. Book measures 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. Author Mary Walsh Knopf
Item #: BB-45170
Condition: Antique
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Price: $99.00
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