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I collect mainly books, maps, engravings, photos or whatever I can find that's on a piece or pieces of paper. I'm interested in a wide variety of things and ages;I collect mainly books, maps, engravings, photos or whatever I can find that's on a piece or pieces of paper. I'm interested in a wide variety of things and ages; I have books dating from the 1500's up to modern first editions. Lately I have become more interested in early science fiction (pre "Golden Age" which is before 1945) when the two main authors were Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Another passion is Frank Herbert who takes up a major portion of my collection. Oh btw, I'm Swedish so if anyone needs help with mysterious Scandinavian texts I'm all for it! (Read more)

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"We" by Charles Lindberg, from 1927 in slipcase and dust jacket - Booksin Books
American nuclear tactics book, translated & printed in Soviet! - Booksin Books
Napoleon signature in 1803 book about himself? - Booksin Books
Works of Akenside, 1835 with early home made? dust jacket - Booksin Books

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  1. The condition of this jacket is unbelievable!
  2. So if I understand this correctly; is the book itself unbound (just in wraps) and placed in a custom made turtle shell box? Is there any publisher info written/printed anywhere? Any evidence the box m...
  3. Wow, nice set!
  4. Maybe you could ask Nicholas D. Lowry at Swann Galleries? He's a poster expert who you would regularly see on the antique roadshow. Chances are he wouldn't mind taking a quick glance at your photos.
  5. This is pretty outstanding, not only because of the provenance but also what seems to be an accompanying original leather case (or is it?). I don't see any of the other copies out there being this str...
  6. Beautiful documents.. Really neat with original seals and styling handwriting. But probably not worth spending hundreds of dollars on framing - they're not that extremely valuable (still could be wort...
  7. Not that terribly rare I'm afraid. You can find copies for 5 bucks and up.
  8. Love it! Try keeping it away from light sources in a cool & dry environment. There are also good mylar (non-acid) plastics that can protect it further.
  9. Beautiful book! I noticed a couple of auctions and estimations of a few hundred dollars for similar copies.
  10. When you want to find values of old books I highly recommend www.vialibri.net You can find a perfectly fine copies of this book out there for 5-10 bucks, so it's definitely not worth a rebinding un...
  11. Yep, it sure is hard to know what printing you are looking at when it comes to Grosset & Dunlap publishers since they never gave any information on their copyright pages. In this case it seems that th...
  12. Is this a complete volume? I see some from the 1830s at widely varying prices, so maybe yours would be valued around $50-100. Depends on condition and binding of course. Maybe you could show more pict...
  13. That's a lot of love. Thanks everybody!
  14. Omg.. I wish I could find stuff like this in dumpsters too. It's really sad that people throw such nice things away. Nice job finding out what prints you have here. I'm far from an expert, but at ...
  15. That's a nice looking set. Keep taking good care of it. :-)
  16. Very neat! I think the personal inscription from 1875 adds a nice touch.
  17. Nice, I like the books in the background too.
  18. Very nice find! The book is quite beat up and a large part of the title page is missing. The risk is that this might only be Vol I out of II.. You should check page numbers, or actually read the text ...
  19. So the title page is missing? No print information?
  20. Thanks for all your comments, links & love. One thing that a historian could answer is: how would Napoleon manage to get hold on English books? France was continuously at war with Great Britain at ...
  21. Yes, I don't know, but it's likely as you say AR8Jason. Some publishers back then, earlier in the 1800s, did wrap up their books in paper envelopes before the book sellers received them and opened the...
  22. Typically, jackets from the 19th century are so rare that if you find one - it would most likely be the only one left in existence for that edition.
  23. Yup, 303 pages & that's the one you linked to Abebooks. None of those have any jacket.
  24. AR8Jason, the title page is up on this page now.
  25. Depends what kind of store "Island Treasures" is. One link says it's an art gallery. Could be all fancy & real stuff in there.. or not. If this is a fake reprint, then why are the colors dulled and th...
  26. Thanks for your comment & like, Gary
  27. Some points that speak in favor of originality: - The colors seem to have dulled a bit. Actual reprints likely have more vivid colors from the best preserved originals out there. These maps were col...
  28. Very nice!
  29. I found a few similar etched portraits for sale by this painter from about the same time. They have prices $750 and $800, and the third one from ca 1769 has price tag $4,250. Just remember these are a...
  30. Where did you find those two for sale? I'm not sure yet whether this is original or not, but I suspect it is for real.
  31. Benking, I searched on www.vialibri.net and found those copies listed at the large bookselling networks such as abebooks, biblio and alibri. It's the best book/paper/print searching tool out there I t...
  32. You don't happen to have Dragon in the Sea by Frank Herbert in this collection?
  33. I found one from '27 for $50, '28 for $60 and '29 for $75, and one claiming to be from '23 for $85. Not many copies out there though, as I already have mentioned.
  34. These magazines seem to have been running through the 20s and 30s, but are hard to find today. Super-nice find!
  35. Simply stunning!
  36. Whatever you do, don't throw away that paper wrapper. It may actually have been put on the book originally as a dust jacket by the publisher. As we all can see, that's what kept the book in such prist...
  37. Sorry about my late reply. Actually I found many more copies out there, ranging between $30-330 depending on condition and edition number. Go to www.vialibri.net and type in "unsere kunst" under 'titl...
  38. It's actually Swedish, printed for those Scandinavian immigrants in the USA. Religious books are do generally have very low asking prices, and this one is no exception. But if it's collectible? Only t...
  39. Wowowow! This is quite a spectacular thing you have there! First of all; it does look like you have the 1st print with 1st state dust jacket. The points are: No photographer credit on rear flap, and "...
  40. In German it is "Unsere Kunst", published by Hermann Michels Verlag in Dusseldorf, 2nd edition. It seems to be printed around 1890-1900. Only one copy (4th edition) is for sale currently and the selle...
  41. Wow, nice one! First edition was printed in London 1812, so this is a very early reprint. What makes this awesome though is that is was printed in the USA instead of Great Britain. And it still has it...
  42. There's hardly any information online so you got a true rarity here. It's looks like about a century old.
  43. This is awesome! What's the size of the leaf?
  44. I stand corrected - big time! Yes I did underestimate these maps heavily. I found another auction where it sold for $4375 by the high-end auction house Sotheby's in 2009. But this set was in near exce...
  45. Ah yes, it looks complete then. Very nice! I'm really not sure exactly how much it could be worth. It depends on how fast you wish to sell it. Fastest ways are selling it off to a dealer for only a fr...
  46. I can only locate copies without the maps ranging between $20-100 depending on condition. Your copy has 5 maps? According library entries there should be 8 plates in total. Even incomplete it's far be...
  47. Beautiful cover! Could you add photo of title page or any other pages that could hint on where/when it was printed?
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