On Wednesday, July 13, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale titled 15th-19th Century Antique Books Collection, which delivers exactly that – books published between the 15th and 19th centuries, with a few maps and posters mixed in. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale presents 662 lots in all, leaving bidders spoiled for choice. Unsurprisingly, there is a large selection of Bibles, published sermons and other holy books on offer, as well as assorted histories of great people and great events. Other treasures on offer include a 1606 treatise in Italian on the history and use of artillery; a 1788 account of the surviving crew of the shipwrecked Antilope and how they returned home with a prince from the Palau Islands in tow; a visually compelling 1652 map of Italy; and a 1551 copy of Lodovico Domenichi’s In Praise of Women.
View the auction here.