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Antique books

Knowledge whether of old or recent is a beautiful thing and one of the proven ways to find it is by reading books. You can get information about centuries past, millennia, and ages which are stored up in antique books.

An antique book offers you a leeway into the mind, life, culture and history of ages past. These books cut across all fields such as Religion, philosophy, science, Law, politics, economics, Medicine, and architecture, etc.

If you have the dream to build a library collection then you cannot do away with antique books.

Also, if you are a person who enjoys reading and gathering information on historical events you would understand the value of antique books.

MICKEY MOUSE book no. 2, October 1951.MICKEY MOUSE book no. 2, October 1951.MICKEY MOUSE book no. 2, October 1951.
Lot 2MICKEY MOUSE book no. 2, October 1951.
Price:  € 750
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  € 750
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Ehapa Verlag, min. Signs of wear, kl. Crack on the left corner of the title sheet, min. Cracks at the crimp. Lower right corners of the inner sides partially folded. The Mickey mouse book has been bought by the seller himself in a Kiosk on the Schillerplatz square in S-Vaihingen. The kiosk owner was...
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German Reich 1933-1945 Book 127 Years Iron Cross,German Reich 1933-1945 Book 127 Years Iron Cross,German Reich 1933-1945 Book 127 Years Iron Cross,
Lot 3German Reich 1933-1945 Book 127 Years Iron Cross,
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Year of the war, 1942, 2. Edition. 56 pages and several black-and-white illustrations. Arthur Reichel, Dresden. Publisher Dittert Dresden. Age and signs of wear, creases. To: facsimile print Silesian privilegirte newspaper in 1813.
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MICKEY MOUSE book no. 3, November 1951MICKEY MOUSE book no. 3, November 1951MICKEY MOUSE book no. 3, November 1951
Lot 3MICKEY MOUSE book no. 3, November 1951
Price:  € 750
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  € 750
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Ehapa Verlag, min. Signs of use, min. Cracks on the fold of the book cover, min. Read bead on the right, re. Corner of the title sheet min. bent. Back with kl. Crack (about 1 cm). The Mickey mouse book has been bought by the seller himself in a Kiosk on the Schillerplatz square in S-Vaihingen. The k...
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MICKEY MOUSE book No. 4, December 1951MICKEY MOUSE book No. 4, December 1951MICKEY MOUSE book No. 4, December 1951
Lot 4MICKEY MOUSE book No. 4, December 1951
Price:  € 750
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Ehapa Verlag, signs of wear to edge of title page with small cracks, especially at the crimp, above, to the right and to the left corner, creases at the top and at the left corner, folding the left bottom with a crack of about 1.5 cm. Reading bead to the right. The Mickey mouse book was bought from ...
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2 historical books - 2 historical books - 2 historical books -
Lot 342 historical books - "order and Instruction...the ...
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Rößlin 1701, as well as "Secular people of the Missal" probably 1741. Strong age and signs of wear, damaged
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Book: elements of swordsmanshipBook: elements of swordsmanshipBook: elements of swordsmanship
Lot 117Book: elements of swordsmanship
Price:  € 480
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In addition to a Preface in which a brief history of fencing delivered and of the Use of the same as also of the merits of this statement will be traded. Publication by Anton Friedrich Kahn. New and enlarged edition, helmet urban bey Christian Friedrich Weygand in 1761. -
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Stylish BesamimbüchseStylish BesamimbüchseStylish Besamimbüchse
Lot 199Stylish Besamimbüchse
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800 silver (49g) 17.5 cm high
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Front and rear side, fitting for a gospel bookFront and rear side, fitting for a gospel bookFront and rear side, fitting for a gospel book
Lot 201Front and rear side, fitting for a gospel book
Price:  € 150
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Russia, Brass, 19. Century, approx. 40 x 30 cm
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Rare program book for the Gala on the occasion of the coronation of Nicholas II.Rare program book for the Gala on the occasion of the coronation of Nicholas II.Rare program book for the Gala on the occasion of the coronation of Nicholas II.
Lot 244Rare program book for the Gala on the occasion of ...
Price:  € 400
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Moscow, Levenson, 1896, 12 sheet 32.5 x 23.5 cm, With numerous partly full-page colored Lithogrphien. The Original cardboard cover with the Imperial coat-of-arms.
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Tea caddy with Purple stock and landscape brochuresTea caddy with Purple stock and landscape brochuresTea caddy with Purple stock and landscape brochures
Lot 269Tea caddy with Purple stock and landscape brochure...
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Meissen, Mid-18th. Century Porcelain. Faint swords mark on unglazed bottom, Formernr. '19', purple numeral '4'. Lid repaired. H. 12,5 cm. -
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Novemberbuch, 1983Novemberbuch, 1983Novemberbuch, 1983
Lot 325Novemberbuch, 1983
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"November book", in 1983. Pencil and pastel on paper. In graphite pencil at bottom right, signed, dated and titled.19,5x19,5cm, frame
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Group Of 5 BooksGroup Of 5 BooksGroup Of 5 Books
Lot 470Group Of 5 Books
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Konvolut: 5 BücherVersch. Hulton, P., Tullis, G.: Die Monotypien von Sam Francis. Stuttgart 1994. Hahl-Koch, Jelena: Kandinsky. Stuttgart 1993. Museum Jean Tinguely Basel (Herausgabe): Tinguely's Favorites: Yves Klein. Basel 1999. Loewer, C.: Niki de Saint Phalle. Catalogue Raisonné, 1949 - 200...
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The year books Germany 1979-2000The year books Germany 1979-2000The year books Germany 1979-2000
Lot 1428The year books Germany 1979-2000
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completely.
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VERMEIL-BOOK COVER OF A GOSPELVERMEIL-BOOK COVER OF A GOSPELVERMEIL-BOOK COVER OF A GOSPEL
Lot 1624VERMEIL-BOOK COVER OF A GOSPEL
Price:  € 600
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VERMEIL-book cover of A GOSPEL, Russia, Moscow, 1857 silver, embossed, cast, chased and gilded. 38,3 x 23.5 cm. Character, fineness '84' and maker's mark 'LF hallmarked with town mark, examination, mostly in Cyrillic.
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FRG of the year books -FRG of the year books -FRG of the year books -
Lot 1800FRG of the year books -
Price:  € 320
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  € 320
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Nice Post Germany year books from 1979 until 2016. In 1997 a duplicate. Very nice franking post.
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KOKOSCHKA, OSKAR (1886-1980), KOKOSCHKA, OSKAR (1886-1980), KOKOSCHKA, OSKAR (1886-1980),
Lot 1817KOKOSCHKA, OSKAR (1886-1980), "Two girls with a bo...
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Lithography/paper, plate OK, monogrammed'', including Lead, glue stick, and maybe Hand-signed, HxW: plate approx 35x25 cm, 41x31 cm, outer dimensions of the Mat approx. 59,5x44,5 cm. Browned, stained, buckling traces. At the upper corners of the passe-partout mounted. KOKOSCHKA, OSKAR (1...
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BRASILIER, ANDRE (born. 1929), BRASILIER, ANDRE (born. 1929), BRASILIER, ANDRE (born. 1929),
Lot 1829BRASILIER, ANDRE (born. 1929), "woman before a mir...
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Color lithography/Velin, signed lower right with pencil in the Hand, on the bottom left with pencil num. 104/175, HxW: approx. 80x52,5 cm, passe-partout cutout approx. 85x56 cm, external dimensions of frame approx. 105x75 cm. In the passe-partout behind glass framed. Slight Traces Of Age. THIS inclu...
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TWO DOOR BIEDERMEIER BOOKCASETWO DOOR BIEDERMEIER BOOKCASETWO DOOR BIEDERMEIER BOOKCASE
Lot 2817TWO DOOR BIEDERMEIER BOOKCASE
Price:  € 550
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around 1830-50, cherry tree, on the side ebonisierte columns with bases and capitals in brass, the columns on a high Plinth, HxWxD: 187/121/55 cm. Age and signs of wear, restored TWO-DOOR BIEDERMEIER BOOKCASE Around 1830-1850, cherry tree and ebonized columns, laterally ebonized columns with bases ...
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Military Max-Joseph order miniature on ribbon section, the book of the carrier Military Max-Joseph order miniature on ribbon section, the book of the carrier Military Max-Joseph order miniature on ribbon section, the book of the carrier
Lot 3939Military Max-Joseph order miniature on ribbon sect...
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Miniature well production 1920s/30s, Bronze gilt and enamelled (damaged or with defects in the enamel), segmented made, on the old section of the strip. Height approximately 28 mm, width 14.5 mm, weight with the 22 mm wide Band of 3.5 g. the book of the MMJO-carrier, appeared in the self publishing ...
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Pocket watch: heavy and large red-gold A. Lange & Söhne pocket watch with the rare calibre 45, quality 1A, CA. 1905 with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: heavy and large red-gold A. Lange & Söhne pocket watch with the rare calibre 45, quality 1A, CA. 1905 with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: heavy and large red-gold A. Lange & Söhne pocket watch with the rare calibre 45, quality 1A, CA. 1905 with the master excerpt from the book
Lot 4054Pocket watch: heavy and large red-gold A. Lange &a...
Price:  € 3 500
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About: Ø53mm, approx. 108g, 18K red gold case, very rare special housing with integrated hinges, case and movement number are the same 45259, A. Lange & Söhne precision decreased in the best quality, rare caliber 45, screwed gold chatons, fine regulation, gold anchor, gold anchor wheel, Diam...
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Pocket watch: very early, severe, A. Lange, Dresden gold savonnette best quality 1A, No. 7294 of 1870, with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: very early, severe, A. Lange, Dresden gold savonnette best quality 1A, No. 7294 of 1870, with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: very early, severe, A. Lange, Dresden gold savonnette best quality 1A, No. 7294 of 1870, with the master excerpt from the book
Lot 4055Pocket watch: very early, severe, A. Lange, Dresde...
Price:  € 4 000
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  € 4 000
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About Ø51mm, approx. 115g, 18K Gold Savonnette with 3 gold covers, case and movement number are the same 7294, very early Adolph Lange Dresden-precision work of top quality 1A with screwed gold chatons, gold anchor, gold anchor wheel, very early clamp fell, yet without fine-tuning, Diamond endstone,...
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Pocket watch: very early and rare A. Lange & sons pocket watch best quality 1A, delivered to Tiffany New York No. 7688, CA. 1870, with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: very early and rare A. Lange & sons pocket watch best quality 1A, delivered to Tiffany New York No. 7688, CA. 1870, with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: very early and rare A. Lange & sons pocket watch best quality 1A, delivered to Tiffany New York No. 7688, CA. 1870, with the master excerpt from the book
Lot 4056Pocket watch: very early and rare A. Lange & s...
Price:  € 3 000
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About Ø51mm, approx. 120g, 18K Gold, original case, rare case, so-called Cut-Hunter, a goutte, inside dedication engraving, case and movement number are the same 7688, plant glazing, A. Lange & Söhne, precision is decreased work of the best quality 1A with screwed gold chatons and Diamond en...
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Wing Commander David George Walker (1924 - 2004) - Uniform and flight booksWing Commander David George Walker (1924 - 2004) - Uniform and flight booksWing Commander David George Walker (1924 - 2004) - Uniform and flight books
Lot 4084Wing Commander David George Walker (1924 - 2004) -...
Price:  € 500
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Skirt made of blue-grey cloth, with four pockets on each sleeve at the end of three sewn strips, Nickel-plated buttons of a London manufacturer, the carved Symbol of the Royal Air Force. On the left chest a cloth embroidered with the RAF Symbol and including a four-piece box buckle with awards of 2....
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Pocket watch: Patek Philippe rare pocket watch with an extremely rare stainless steel case, sold in 1938, with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: Patek Philippe rare pocket watch with an extremely rare stainless steel case, sold in 1938, with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: Patek Philippe rare pocket watch with an extremely rare stainless steel case, sold in 1938, with the master excerpt from the book
Lot 4099Pocket watch: Patek Philippe rare pocket watch wit...
Price:  € 3 500
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  € 3 500
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Approx. 50mm, approx. 85g, stainless steel, 3-piece to original housing, with a pressure floor, case number 504588, gold-plated lever movement with wolf's toothing, work number 153176, well-preserved, signed enamel dial, blued steel hands, almost mint condition, little-used condition, fully fun...
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Pocket watch: exquisite, extra-large red-gold Louis XV gold savonnette, A. Lange & Sohne, top quality 1A, No. 46902, Glashütte CA. 1905, with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: exquisite, extra-large red-gold Louis XV gold savonnette, A. Lange & Sohne, top quality 1A, No. 46902, Glashütte CA. 1905, with the master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: exquisite, extra-large red-gold Louis XV gold savonnette, A. Lange & Sohne, top quality 1A, No. 46902, Glashütte CA. 1905, with the master excerpt from the book
Lot 4146Pocket watch: exquisite, extra-large red-gold Loui...
Price:  € 6 000
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  € 6 000
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About Ø54. 5mm, approx. 112g, 18K red gold case, Savonnette Louis XV with a large outer hinge, case and movement number are the same 46902, precision movement, A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte decreased top quality 1A with screwed gold chatons, gold anchor, gold escape wheel, fine adjustment, and ...
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Pocket watch: very fine Patek Philippe pocket watch with quarter-hour repeater and the master excerpt from the book, formerly in the possession of a well-known Boston physician, Geneva, 1889Pocket watch: very fine Patek Philippe pocket watch with quarter-hour repeater and the master excerpt from the book, formerly in the possession of a well-known Boston physician, Geneva, 1889Pocket watch: very fine Patek Philippe pocket watch with quarter-hour repeater and the master excerpt from the book, formerly in the possession of a well-known Boston physician, Geneva, 1889
Lot 4150Pocket watch: very fine Patek Philippe pocket watc...
Price:  € 10 000
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About Ø49mm, approx. 93g, 18K Gold, à goutte, rear fine-sharp monogram GHL for Dr. G. H. Lyman, case and movement number are the same 80193, dust cover signed and numbered, Patek Philippe, also a gift, a dedication to Dr. G. H. Lyman, dated Geneva in 1889, Patek Philippe precision work in fantastic ...
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Pocket watch: unique Patek Philippe pocket watch with enamelled coat of arms, and a minute repeater, sold to Tiffany in 1901, with Patek Philippe original box and master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: unique Patek Philippe pocket watch with enamelled coat of arms, and a minute repeater, sold to Tiffany in 1901, with Patek Philippe original box and master excerpt from the bookPocket watch: unique Patek Philippe pocket watch with enamelled coat of arms, and a minute repeater, sold to Tiffany in 1901, with Patek Philippe original box and master excerpt from the book
Lot 4152Pocket watch: unique Patek Philippe pocket watch w...
Price:  € 15 000
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About Ø51mm, approx. 102g, 18K Gold, à goutte, rear coat-of-arms-sided enameled nobility, excellent quality, dust lid with dedication engraving, given to a Mr. C. de Heredia, 1902, extremely fine Patek Philippe precision movement with minute repeater and Geneva stripes fell cut, original Patek Phili...
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Pocket watch: extremely rare early A. Lange & Söhne Pocket watch: extremely rare early A. Lange & Söhne Pocket watch: extremely rare early A. Lange & Söhne
Lot 4153Pocket watch: extremely rare early A. Lange & ...
Price:  € 10 000
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About: Ø53mm, approx. 119g, 18K Gold, extremely massive, multi-tiered case, à goutte, case and movement number are the same 25449, dust lids with the Brazilian dedication from the 11.4.1888, high-fine-signed and numbered-precision in top-quality, version 1A with Golden escape wheel, gold anchor, fin...
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Wrist watch: high quality, complicated Patek Philippe watch Wrist watch: high quality, complicated Patek Philippe watch Wrist watch: high quality, complicated Patek Philippe watch
Lot 4167Wrist watch: high quality, complicated Patek Phili...
Price:  € 14 000
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  € 14 000
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Approx. Ø37,5mm, 18K yellow gold reference 5134, screw down sapphire crystal case back, manual winding caliber 215 PSFVS24H, plant number 3084341, 2. Time zone and 24-hour dial, technically highly interesting and rare watch with 2 hour hands in the centre for 2 time zones, pointers, Gold and steel, ...
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Watch: Patek Philippe rare reference 3410 Calatrava Watch: Patek Philippe rare reference 3410 Calatrava Watch: Patek Philippe rare reference 3410 Calatrava
Lot 4190Watch: Patek Philippe rare reference 3410 Calatrav...
Price:  € 8 000
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Approx. Ø34,5mm, 18K Gold, push back, original crown, case number 2630360, plant number 731739, manual winding caliber 27-AM 400 amagnetique with the Geneva seal, Geneva stripe decoration, silvered dial with enamelled Amagnetic lettering and a very rare addition-retailers-signature "Beyer"...
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Antique Book Worth

Wondering what an antique book is worth? Let’s help you out:

  • They contain valuable information;
  • They often have vintage looks;
  • They compliment libraries well, and
  • They can be used for decoration.

People who like having touches of vintage in their homes often achieve this by stacking antique books on a shelf.

The matching set of vintage books is also a great way to fill empty spaces. Most of the books are about the same shapes and sizes which make them easy to shelve and arrange. Together they function as decorative objects.

 

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