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Non-Fiction Top 10
November 2009

#1 $5,750.00 Helmut Newton Sumo Limited Ed Signed by Helmut N
#2 $750.00 Edward Ruscha THIRTYFOUR PARKING LOTS in Los Angeles
#3 $725.00 We Seven Carpenter Cooper Glenn Signed Easton Press
#4 $695.00 Rare 1977 Bunyo Ishikawa Photo Folio Vietnam War
#5 $635.00 The Codex Alexandrinus Facsimilie of the British Museum
#6 $610.00 Game of Chess a Poem by Vida 1736 Von der Lasa's copy
#8 $588.92 book Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Gold Mine Maps
#9 $587.78 Robert Goddard - Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes
#10 $585.00 Motocourse 1976-1977, 1977-1978, 1978-1979 FIM

Helmut Newton

A regular on the top 10 nonfiction list, Sumo is a Taschen limited edition. This copy is listed in "good condition with stand." It sold after 33 bids.

Thirtyfour Parking Lots
Edward Ruscha

Sold as a BIN, the book was listed in like new condition.

We Seven
Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, and John Glenn

Signed by the 3 authors, this is #75 of 3000 in the Easton Press edition. It was listed in near fine condition.

Chien Tranh Giai Phong Viet Nam
Bunyo Ishikawa

Written in Japanese, the 1977 publication was listed in very good condition in a slipcase in "sound condition." It sold with a single bid.

Codex Alexandrinus
[reduced photographic facsimile]

Published in 1909 by the British Museum in a 5-volume set of reduced photographic facsimiles, the hardcover volumes are in the original slipcases and covers. It sold after 8 bids.

Game of Chess
A Poem

Marcus Hieronymus Vida

4 bids took the 1736 book to $610. The seller noted, "This book was Von der Lasa's copy with his inscription, bookplate and signature. This is a very rare book fron the library of the 19th century giant in chess history research."

Visionaire No. 52: Private
Marc Jacobs, ed.

Published in 1977, the noted fashion quarterly publication for this issue was in a Louis Vuitton case. Listed in "new never opened" condition, it sold as a BIN.

Cripple Creek Colorado Springs Illustrated
A Review and Panaroma of an Unique Gold Field,
with Geological Features and Achievements of Five Eventful ...

Henry L.J. Warren and Robert Stride

The 1896 publication in acceptable condition with pages "detached from binding" and "very well worn" received 7 bids and sold for $588.92. The foldout view in the book was intact.

A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes
Robert H. Goddard

Published as part of a 1921 Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collection volume, the 1919 work by Robert H. Goddard consists of "69 pages, with 10 pages of plates (25 images). The book is ex-library and contains other Smithsonian publications. It was listed in acceptable condition.

Motocourse 1976-77, 1977-78, and 1978-79

Offered as "local pickup only ... the three oldest, most desirable Motocourse volumes attracted 4 bids to sell for $585.

By the Numbers

16 sellers were from the USA
2 sellers were from the UK
2 sellers were from Canada
13 books were published during or after 1950
7 were published before 1950
Seller feedback ranged from 6 to 13192
7 purchases were BIN
1 purchase was a Best Offer
13 books were sold by sellers with 100% positive feedback
Feedback percentage ranged from 87.5% to 100% for sellers who had feedback
The oldest book was published in 1736.

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