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Large Gregorian Chant Manuscript Leaf on Vellum (c 1540)

Large Gregorian Chant Manuscript Leaf on Vellum (c 1540)

Our Latest Antiquarian Find Traditionally (and likely erroneously) believed to be created by Pope St. Gregory the Great, the Gregorian chant was developed in Europe beginning in the 9th century. Pope St. Gregory was lovingly credited with many great works, such as...

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Dos-a-Dos Book Appears Among Most-Watched Auctions

Dos-a-Dos Book Appears Among Most-Watched Auctions

Our recent auction for the rare 1630 dos-a-dos antique Bible appeared among the most-watched listings at Collectors Weekly online which profiles some of the best in antiques, vintage items and collectibles available on the Internet. The dos-a-dos binding, which looks...

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1630 Embroidered Dos-A-Dos Binding, Book of Psalms

1630 Embroidered Dos-A-Dos Binding, Book of Psalms

Past Auction Highlight Each month, we'll be featuring an interesting antique item which appeared in one of our past auctions. This item has been sold. In bookbinding, a dos-à-dos binding (from the French term meaning "back-to-back") is a binding structure in which two...

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How to Tell if An Antique Book is a First Edition

How to Tell if An Antique Book is a First Edition

Identifying Antique Book Editions Determining the value of antique books often requires knowing whether the book is a first edition. Figuring this out is sometimes easier said than done! Antique books (pre-19th century) often don't have a print run listed. This makes...

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When it comes to antique books, how old is “old”?

When it comes to antique books, how old is “old”?

In the world of antique books, “old” means OLD. To the surprise of many antique book collectors who are just getting started, 19th century books and post Victorian (circa 1901) books are generally not regarded as being very old. During the 19th century, many copies of...

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1869 “Designs for Goldsmiths, Jewellers” by Hans Holbein

Past Auction Highlight Each month, we'll be featuring an interesting antique item which appeared in one of our past auctions. This item has been sold. 1st Edition Folio Featuring 20 Photographs from the British Museum 'Designs for Goldsmiths, Jewellers, Etc.' by Hans...

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1757 Voltaire Oeuvres Works, Full Leather Binding

1757 Voltaire Oeuvres Works, Full Leather Binding

Past Auction Highlight Each month, we'll be featuring an interesting antique item which appeared in one of our past auctions. This item has been sold. A beautiful first edition set of Voltaire's works under the title of "Collection Complette Des Oeuvres de Mr de...

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c1630 Catholic Manuscript by College of Cardinals

c1630 Catholic Manuscript by College of Cardinals

Past Auction Highlight Each month, we'll be featuring an interesting antique item which appeared in one of our past auctions. This item has been sold. This original Catholic manuscript dates to circa 1630 and was signed by a Cardinal of the Vatican. The document...

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1607 Cardinal Jacques Davy DuPerron Signed Letter

1607 Cardinal Jacques Davy DuPerron Signed Letter

Past Auction Highlight Each month, we'll be featuring an interesting antique item which appeared in one of our past auctions. This item has been sold. This is a very important piece of correspondence between Catholic Cardinal Jacques Davy du Perron (1556 - 1618)...

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1828 Endless Amusement – Magic, Fireworks, Experiments

1828 Endless Amusement – Magic, Fireworks, Experiments

Past Auction Highlight Each month, we'll be featuring an interesting antique item which appeared in one of our past auctions. This item has been sold. This edition of "Endless Amusement" dates to 1828 and features a collection of nearly 400 entertaining experiments in...

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