Over 600 lots of rare books, illustrated books, children’s books, Asian art books, and more. Included are 200 lots of books in early dust jackets from a private collection, the great majority from the 19th century, the delicate wrappers of great rarity. The main section of the auction ranges from early printings of legal and religious texts to 20th century scientific works, finely bound books and sets, fine printing, literary ephemera, and more. Art, illustration and children’s books, from Baum and Beardsley to Rackham and Rivera, are followed by a selection of East Asian art and illustrated books, primarily from China and Japan.
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