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eBay
Antiquarian & Collectible Top 5
July 2009

#1 $10,000.00 Lot of 4 Antique Chinese Block Print Books
#2 $9,900.00 HISTORIAE ECCLESIASTICAE, Noel,2x 1stEd. 1681+1683,LATIN
#3 $7,300.00 PABLO PICASSO Vintage Signed Book with Drawing 1958 NR
#4 $7,200.00 Chaucer Workes 1561 Stow Edition V. RARE Canterbury &c
#5 $6,850.00 RARE 1757 1ST EDIT 1ST STATE JOHN BASKERVILLE VIRGIL

#1
[Lot of 4 Antique Chinese Block Print Books]

270424904113

Selling at a cool $10,000 after 2 bids, the antique Chinese books were sold by a relative novice with 16 feedbacks. The US seller was frank, writing "I can only tell you that according to the previous owner that these books were prints from the 16th century so please forgive me if I may be off on the time period."

#2
Historiae Ecclesiasticae
NoŽl Alexandre
110401884760

Printed in 1681 and 1683, the two volumes are part of what the seller calls "... the first European Historical work founded on documents and consisting of objective analyzing of facts." They sold as a BIN for $9,900.

#3
The Private World of Pablo Picasso
David Douglas Duncan
250454640033

Listed by a Romanian seller, the 1958 hardcover was signed by Picasso. It was described as, "Very slight overall wear. Interior very clean and bright" and sold after 48 bids for $7,300.

#4
The Workes of Geffrey Chaucer
newly printed with diuers addicions,
whiche were neuer in printe before ...

Geoffrey Chaucer
140335271373

Coming in at #4 is the 1561 Stow Edition of Canterbury Tales. The Canadian seller calls it "a very rare copy of the earliest realistically obtainable edition of the complete works of Geoffrey Chaucer." It sold for $7,200 after 28 bids.

#5
Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, Et Aeneis
Virgil
350201177011

Published in 1757, the 432 page volume with 95 full-page plates was a $6,850 best offer sale for a US seller. The seller calls it "John Baskerville's first publication. Baskerville's Virgil was the first European book in which 'wove' paper was used."

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