Jasper52 fills your library with rare, lavishly bound books, June 22

The fight for top lot status will be keen and fierce in Jasper52’s 15th-19th Century Antique Books Collection sale, which will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The wide selection in the sale – more than 550 lots – would easily fill most home libraries and spill past their shelves. Choices include antique Bibles from multiple centuries, including an incunabula Latin Bible from 1489; another example on vellum, dating to 1567 and illustrated with 198 woodcuts; a Greek or Russian Orthodox version, exquisitely bound in a silver cover graced with enamel insets of Biblical scenes; and a decoratively bound gilt-edge Bible published in Boston in 1884, with illustrations by Gustave Dore.

Miniature portrait of Oliver Goldsmith from a lavishly bound 1831 biography of the man, est. $2,000-$2,500

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