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Antiquarian & Collectible Top 5
January 2010

#2 $12,500.00 MUNSTER "COSMOGRAPHY" 1598 Europe,Africa,Asia,America
#3 $11,100.00 IS THIS THE LOST BOOK OF NOSTRADAMUS? Italy 1585 Book
#4 $8,243.45 THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ - 1st Edition 1st State L@@K
#5 $7,600.00 1473 Leonardo de Utino Sermones INCUNABULA 1st edition

Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty´s Ships Adventure and Beagle, Between the Years 1826 and 1836, Describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle´s Circumnavigation of the Globe
Charles Darwin, Robert Fitzroy, and Philip King


Sold as a Best Offer, the 1st edition sold for $19,100. The set consisted of 3 volumes in 4 and was listed by an Argentinean seller.

Cosmographey oder beschreibung der ganzen welt...
Sebastian Muenster

Listed by an Isreali seller, the 1598 work is described as containing "28 double-page woodcut maps, 64 double-page town views as well as more than 1200 woodcuts within the text." It sold as a Best Offer.

Ioachini Abbatis Vaticinia Circa Apostolicos Viros. Le Profetie Dell' Abbate Gioachino intorno alle vite de Sommi Pontefici
attributed to Joachim di Fiore 280453768544

"Is this the lost book of Nostradamus?" the US sallers ask in their item title. They explain that they bought the book on eBay and, below the photographs, explain why they believe the book for sale is connected with Nostradamus. 60 bids took the sale price to $11,100.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum

Several days before the auction ended, the US seller updated the content. "If this book does not receive a bid at the current $6900 starting price by very early morning on Tuesday [2 days prior to the end of the auction, the seller would make it a $10,000 BIN with a Best Offer option. Likely someone did make a bit by the stated time because the auction ended at $8,243.45 with 3 bids.

Sermones Aurei De Sanctis
Leonardus De Utino

Printed in Venice in 1473, the book is described by the US seller as "every page is a typographic masterpiece." 26 bidders brought the final price to $7,600.

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