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Shining Wall of Books, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library, New Haven
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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

Reinhard Görner: Shining Wall of Books, Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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 Los Angeles, CA
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 Los Angeles, CA
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 Los Angeles, CA
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 Los Angeles, CA
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

Bob Peak Illustrator Rare Hardcover Book
By Suzanne Belperron
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Bob Peak Illustrator Rare Hardcover Book. 380 pages Published 2012 by Peak Books. Mild wear, the cover has fingerprint marks. "For the first time, a comprehensive oversize 380 page c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Antique Books

Antonio's Girls 1982 Rare Out of Print Large Book
By Suzanne Belperron
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Antonio's Girls 1982 Rare Out of Print Large Book. "This book was the first publication to collect the drawings of the gifted American fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez. The illust...
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21st Century and Contemporary Antique Books

Chaumet Master Jewelers Since 1780 Rare Book 1995 English Edition
By Suzanne Belperron
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Book of Chaumet, Master jewelers since 1870. Hardcover book, 366 pages with text in English. Exquisite photographs and watercolor renderings from collections of jewelry for kings, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Antique Books

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

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.
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

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

Rare Disney's Mickey Mouse Annual #4 1933 First Edition Book U.K. Pressing
By Walt Disney Productions
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Mickey Mouse Annual #4 (London: Dean & Son, Ltd., 1933) This book was published at the end of 1933 for the 1934 year, produced with the consent of Walter E. Disney. Cricket cover tit...
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Vintage 1930s English 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

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

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.
Very Rare Theodore Alexander Leather Open Bookcase with Faux Books
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this Outstanding Rare Theodore Alexander Open Leather Bookcase. This is one of the small limited productions that Theodore Alexander had made. ...
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20th Century British Bookcases

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Leather, Hardwood

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 Kennedy Furniture For Harrods London, Harrods
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

Rare French Mid-1800s Liquor Tantalus Drinks Box w. Two Stacks of Leather Books
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique double stack of leather books design liquor tantalus with hidden glasses & decanters. If you are looking for the most interesting and worldly gift for yourself, a friend or...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Decorative Boxes

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Leather, Paper, Blown Glass

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 1950s Three Volume Set of Danish Ceramic, Silver and Furniture Design Books
By Esbjorn Hiort
Located in Papaikou, HI
First edition full three volume set. Published in 1954-1955. Bindings and pages are in excellent condition. Dust Jackets and cases are there, but show considerable wear.
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Vintage 1950s Books

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Paper

Rare "Bulgari" Book, 1996, 1st Edition
Located in Washington, DC
Rare "Bulgari" book, 1996, 1st edition.
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1990s American Books

Rare "Bulgari" Book, 1996, 1st Edition
H 13.25 in. W 10 in. D 1 in.
Rare Paul Morand Book, "New York," 1930
By Paul Morand
Located in Washington, DC
Rare Paul Morand book, "New York," 1930.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Books

Rare Book: Yonel Lebovici, Sculpteur de haut niveau
By Yonel Lebovici
Located in Vienna, AT
Yonel Lebovici - Sculpteur de haut niveau by Michéle Chartier First edition, out of print! Hardcover, 148 pages Measaure: 23.5 x 28.5 cm Published 2002 by Editions Stein Q...
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Early 2000s French Books

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Paper

Rare Book Set, Tales of the Imagination, 1820
Located in Raleigh, NC
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. [LESTER, Elizabeth B. ]. [Erroneously attributed to Mrs. Ross]. Tales of the Imagination. By the Author of The Bache...
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Antique 1820s English Romantic Books

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Leather, Paper

Rare Madonna "Sex" Book, 1992, 1st Edition
Located in Washington, DC
Rare Madonna "Sex" Book, 1992, 1st Edition.
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1990s American Books

  • Rare Madonna "Sex" Book, 1992, 1st Edition
  • Rare Madonna "Sex" Book, 1992, 1st Edition
  • Rare Madonna "Sex" Book, 1992, 1st Edition
  • Rare Madonna "Sex" Book, 1992, 1st Edition
H 13.75 in. W 11.25 in. D 1 in.
Rare Large Scale English & Scottish Wrought Ironwork Folio
Located in Washington, DC
Large scale English and Scottish wrought ironwork folio, by the architect Bailey Scott Murphy, publised in 1905. This book includes a series of examples of English ironwork of the b...
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Early 20th Century English Books

Rare 1st Edition Signed Paolo Soleri "Arcology" Book
Located in Washington, DC
Rare signed first edition, Paolo Soleri "Arcology" book.
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Vintage 1960s American Books

Rare MOMA “The Machine” Book with Aluminum Covers, 1968
Located in Washington, DC
Rare MOMA book, with pressed aluminum cover binding, “The Machine at the End of the Mechanical Age”, from 1968. A wonderful mid century art book/object/treasure!
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Vintage 1960s American Books

Rare Complete Six Volume Set, "The Cecil Beaton Diaries"
Located in Washington, DC
Rare complete six volume set by the legendary English 20th century bon vivant Sir Cecil Beaton. These were published in the order he wrote them throughout the 1960s-1970s.
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20th Century English Books

Rare "Boucheron Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler" Book, 1988
Located in Washington, DC
"Boucheron Four generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler", 1988, first edition, by Gilles Neret. From the turn of the twentieth century the name Boucheron has been synonymous with Fre...
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Vintage 1980s American Books

Rare "Mario Buccellatti Prince of Goldsmiths" Book, 1998, First Edition
Located in Washington, DC
"Mario Buccellatti Prince of Goldsmiths" book, 1998 first edition. Martina Corgnati.
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1990s American Books

Rare "1712 North Crescent Heights: Dennis Hopper Photographs" Book, 2001
Located in Washington, DC
Rare "1712 North Crescent Heights: Dennis Hopper Photographs 1962-1968" Book, 2001.
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Early 2000s American Books

Rare Custom Fortuny Bound "Garbo: Portraits" Book, 2005, Limited Edition
By Scott Reisfield
Located in Washington, DC
The penultimate item for the Greta Garbo collector, "Greta Garbo: Portraits from Her Private Collection," covered in her own personal Fortuny fabric, Ashanti- her favorite. One of on...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Books

Rare "Hotel Lachapelle: Photographs" Book, David Lachepelle, 1st Edition, 1999
Located in Washington, DC
Rare "Hotel Lachapelle: Photographs" book, David Lachepelle, 1st edition, 1999.
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1990s North American Books

Rare Signed "Bacchus Behave: The Lost Art of Polite Drinking" Book
Located in Washington, DC
Bacchus Behave The Lost Art of Polite Drinking book, by Alma Whitaker, published by Frederick A. Stokes Company in 1933. This is a very rare copy because it retains its very scarce ...
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Vintage 1930s American Books

Rare "Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli" Book, 2003
By Dilys Blum
Located in Washington, DC
Ultra rare copy of "Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli", by Dilys Blum. This is the accompanying monograph from the important exhibition on Schiaparelli from 2003, p...
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20th Century American Books

Rare 1936 Illustrated Diego Rivera Isaac Berliner Book City of Palaces Poetry
By Diego Rivera
Located in Portland, OR
La Ciudad De Los Palacios (Stat fun Palazen, lider un poems fun Yitzhak Berliner / The City of Palaces, Songs and Poems by Isaac Berliner). Mexico, 1936. Yiddish. Poems by Yiddish...
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Vintage 1930s Mexican Books

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Paper

Rare 18th Century Series of Twelve Volumes with the Royal Arms of France
Located in Isle sur la Sorgue, Provence
Rare 18th century Series of Twelve Volumes with The Royal Arms of France Rare series of twelve volumes " ordinances of the kings of France " printed at the royal press of Paris betw...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Books

Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books Table
By John Dickinson, Drexel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare stacked books table designed by John Dickinson and manufactured by Drexel. The middle book has a drawer which is opened by pulling on the "bookmark." The Shakespeare books are c...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Naugahyde, Wood

  • Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books Table
  • Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books Table
  • Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books Table
  • Rare John Dickinson Stacked Books Table
H 20.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Rare Miniature Dutch Book Press with Books, circa 1800
Located in Lake Forest, IL
A table top miniature antique book press with books included, two drawers. Oak, Chestnut and Pear wood, Dutch, Circa 1850
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Antique Early 1800s Dutch Models and Miniatures

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Wood

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

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

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.
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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

The couple behind the fabled Italian studio are both loved and hated for their rascally conceptual design projects. Now, they're venturing into sustainable luxury gym products and perfecting coffee. Photo courtesy of Atelier Biagetti

Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

Gear up for the highly anticipated Tokyo Games with unique items that celebrate athletes, events and host countries.

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

With a vast range of styles and perspectives, this global roster of talents represents the best of design.

Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

Designer Todd Oldham takes a loving look back at the shelter pub whose eclectic style and substance inspired so much about the way we live now.

Alex Assouline Shows Us How to Curate the Perfect Private Library

Alex Assouline Shows Us How to Curate the Perfect Private Library

The publishing scion has crafted a surprisingly successful business out of designing high-end book displays.

The Secret Ingredient of Paris Essex’s ‘Crazy Blankets’ Is . . . Friendship

The Secret Ingredient of Paris Essex’s ‘Crazy Blankets’ Is . . . Friendship

The creative duo Tiphaine de Lussy and Carolyn Clewer have been collaborating on fashion and art projects for decades. With their latest knit and crochet creations, eyes and mouths are everything.

Meet the Manhattan Rare-Book Dealer with a Passion for Modern Art

Meet the Manhattan Rare-Book Dealer with a Passion for Modern Art

For more than four decades, Peter Kraus, of Ursus Books, has delighted connoisseurs with illustrated volumes from history's most creative talents.

Why the American Flag Has  Had So Many Different Star Patterns

Why the American Flag Has Had So Many Different Star Patterns

Expert Jeff Bridgman explains the history and meaning behind the twinkling constellations that have graced Old Glory.