• 1611 King James Bible, 1st Edition

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  • Necronomicon by H.P. Lovecraft Commemorative New Deluxe Leather Bound Edition

    Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft. H.P. Lovecraft's tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities were initially written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s.
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  • New ListingTales From The Arabian Nights Burton Franklin Library Leather Book

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  • New ListingOld German Bible

    Old German Bible. It's in rough shape, binding barely attached. I Can't find any dates or cover page indicating printer or print time. One sweet note though, i found some old rose petals pressed inside!
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  • Collection of antique manuscripts bindings ancient books Medical books 温热经纬

    But colors may appear slightly different to each user due to individual monitor.
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  • New ListingRare Book: My Water Cure Sebastian Kneipp The Original Edition 1897

    At the opening protestation remarks it's dated January 8th 1897. It has one lose page on xiii as shown in picture 8. One very small tear on the top of a page at the back, honestly nothing to jump up and down about.
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  • New ListingA Christmas Carol Charles Dickens 1901 Elbert Hubbard Leather Bound Edition

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  • New ListingEASTON PRESS THE DEVIL'S DAY by James Blish LEATHERBOUND

    In Excellent Condition
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    Ending 27 Jan at 20:53 EST6d 23hFrom United StatesPublisher: Easton PressLanguage: EnglishCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingThe Shining by Stephen King Cemetery Dance Publications Deluxe Gift Edition

    The Shining by Stephen King Cemetery Dance Publications Deluxe Gift Edition. Shipped with USPS Media Mail.
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  • New ListingWestern Lands And The American Revolution, 1937 First Edition, Thomas Abernathy

    Western Lands And The American Revolution. Thomas Perkins Abernathy. 1937 Hardcover First Edition in good condition, with dust jacket. Shipped with USPS Media Mail.
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  • 450 RARE IRISH HISTORY GENEALOGY BOOKS 3 DVDs - IRELAND FAMILY TREE ANCESTRY 296

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  • New Listingrare limited 1st ed. 1960 Arkham House Abomination of Yondo by C.A. Smith

    Many of the short stories listed are reprinted from the early pulp magazines (this is their first hardback & first combined format). The text pages are clean and bright.
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  • New ListingThe Modern Horse Doctor - Pre-Civil War Veterinary Knowledge - 1854 1st Edition

    Pre-Civil War Veterinary Knowledge by Dr. Dadd who was a veterinary surgeon. The Modern Horse Doctor, George H. Dadd M.D; publ by John P Jewett, Boston 1854. 2nd photo is the front board. 8vo pp432.
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  • New ListingWUNNERFUL WUNNERFUL SIGNED BY LAWRENCE WELK NEAR FINE CONDITION

    NEAR FINE CONDITION.
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  • New Listing[SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - EARLY PRINTING] The Press of Southern California, 1/165

    TRUMAN, Benjamin Cummings.The Press of Southern California 1873. Introduction by Muir Dawson. Los Angeles, 1951.
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    Ending 30 Jan at 14:41 EST9d 17hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesSubject: AmericanaLanguage: EnglishBinding: Softcover, WrapsCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingThe scatlet Letter, Modern Library 1950

    The scatlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Modern Library 1950. Shipped with USPS Media Mail.
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  • New ListingTHE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by ERNEST HEMINGWAY HC Early BOMC Library binding

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  • New ListingLivy History of Early Rome Easton Press

    Livy History of Early Rome Easton Press. Shipped with USPS Media Mail.
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    1 bidEnding 27 Jan at 18:48 EST6d 21hFrom United StatesSubject: HistoryPublisher: Easton PressLanguage: EnglishCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New Listing[WESTERN ART - WILL JAMES] ...The Spirit of the Cowboy,

    NEIL, J.M., editor, and A.P. Hays, Guest Curator. Casper, Wyoming: Nicolaysen Art Museum, 1985.
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  • New ListingWhere the Boys Are by Glendon Swarthout 1960 First printing in Dj Movie Basis

    Random House, New York, 1960. Hard Cover. Condition: VG Dust Jacket Condition: VG . First Edition. First printing stated. Basis for the 1960 film directed by Henry Levin and starring Paula Prentice, Jim Hutton and Connie Francis" A deceptively light-hearted novel based on the annual spring vacation pilgrimage of college students to Fort Lauderdale, Florida".
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    Ending 27 Jan at 18:05 EST6d 21hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesSubject: Literature & FictionCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingEarly Print, UK Harry Potter Set (1-2) J.K. Rowling, HC, Ted Smart

    The "young wizard" is also featured on the spine and back cover which was changed to the "old wizard" after the 17th print run of the Bloomsbury 1st editions. For sale is a partial set (Books 1 & 2) of Harry Potter Hardcover, Early Print UK Ted Smart Published books with dust jackets.
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  • New Listing"CITY" Easton Press Masterpiece of Science Fiction

    Very slight dark mark on front gilt. Small scratch on long edge gilt. I believe this is hard to find. Tight, square, not read. No bookplates or stickers. Part of personal collection of well cared for Masterpiece of Science Fiction.
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  • New ListingVery Old Book Bible Woodcuts Incomplete No Reserve (German?)

    What you see is what you get. Old bible, I think. Maybe German. Terrible shape. Has missing pages. Old writing throughout the book.
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  • Facsimile of Handwritten Arabic Islamic Manuscript Euclid's Geometry Date 1248

    Title:Tahrîru Usûli’l-Hendese ve’l-Hisâb. Original Date:1248. Sizes:364 pages, 16,5 x 23,5 cm.
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  • New Listing[ARIZONA - De GRAZIA] ...and His Mountain the Superstition, 1st, limited, illus.

    [DeGrazia]DeGrazia and His Mountain: The Superstition. 4to, 60 pp.; cloth in dust jacket; color reproductions of DeGrazia sketches and paintings of the Superstition legends; limited printing but unstated limitation.
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    Ending 30 Jan at 15:26 EST9d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesSubject: AmericanaLanguage: EnglishBinding: ClothCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New Listing[ARIZONA] Photographers in...A History & Directory 1850-1920 illus 1st ed, d.j.

    ROWE, Jeremy.Photographers in Arizona: A History & Directory 1850-1920. Nevada City, California: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997. First Edition. A well organized and useful guide to 70 years of photography in Arizona where many early photographs were made because the photographers found the landscape so dramatic.
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    Ending 30 Jan at 16:46 EST9d 19hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesSubject: AmericanaLanguage: EnglishBinding: ClothCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingThe Elements of Moral Science by J.L.Dagg, 1870

    This hardcover has been rebound, is clean and rebound. It has the previous owner's label inside (see photo).
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  • The Parables Of Peanuts By Robert L. Short Printed by Easton

    Easton press printed The Parables of Peanuts. They are in perfect condition, the only thing is it has the signature of the previous owner.
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  • Peanuts 2000 By Charles Schulz Printed By Easton Press

    Easton press printed of Peanuts 2000. It is in perfect condition, the only thing is it has the signature of the previous owner.
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  • The Book of Newfoundland Vol 5

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  • New ListingBe quiet and go a angliing Michael Traherne 1st with rare dustwrap

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  • Trick or Treat : A Peanuts Halloween by Charles Schulz Easton Press

    Easton press printed Trick or Treat A Peanuts Halloween. It is in perfect condition, the only thing is it has the signature of the previous owner.
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  • New ListingCARRIE & PET SEMATARY Stephen King -1st/Early Trade Edition 1974 1983 HC DJ

    CARRIE & PET SEMATARY Stephen King -1st/Early Trade Edition 1974 1983 HC DJ. Both in very good condition with minor wear. Please review the photos and feel free to email with questions. Thanks!
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  • Fred RUSSELL / Bury Me in an Old Press Box The Good Life & Times 1st ed Signed

    Bury Me in an Old Press Box: The Good Life & Times of a Sportswriter FIRST EDITION Author: RUSSELL, Fred Publication: New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, 1957 Edition: First Edition, First Printing Signed: Signed, "To a Johnny somebody with a inscription and signed Fred Russell" directly on the FFEP. A few bumps and dents, tears to front of DJ and front board. Cover boards bumping on corners. Various shelf ware. Please see pics detailing overall conditions. Binding: Hardcover Condition: Good Description: 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 Inches. 235 PP. Jacket a bit worn at edges and folds. Price is still showing. HOF Sportswriter and former VP of the Nashville Banner newspaper.
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    Ending Saturday at 19:00 EST5d 21hFrom United StatesSubject: Games & PuzzlesSigned: YesBinding: HardcoverCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Archaic Valued Chinese old 10 Medical Books Zengxiaobencao set 10PC

    I'm glad to introduce this, From the pictures, you could see it is very nice, high collection or as a gift to your friend!
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  • New ListingSigned Dick Van Dyke Book! Mr. Finnegan’s Giving Chest First Edition!!

    Signed Dick Van Dyke Book! Mr. Finnegan’s Giving Chest First Edition!!. Here is a true first edition first printing of a wonderful children’s book inspired by the life by the great entertainer Dick Van Dyke. This book is signed in black Sharpie just under the photo as shown in the photos. Book itself is in excellent condition and it includes the original CD in its original sleeve at the back of the book. The copyright page has a full number line down to “1”. The jacket has some wear to the corners but still presents very well. And as always I never list ex library or book club editions so buy with confidence. And please check out my 100% positive seller feedback! Thanks for looking.
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  • New ListingHere Come The Rebels by Nye, VG, DJ/VG, 1965, 1st, Gettysburg & Invasion, MAPS

    Nye's excellent recounting of the Lee's invasion into Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg and the stuggle for information and supplies.Nye was on the general staff Army after World War 2 and was historian.
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  • New ListingThe Ameican Mitchel Book FUR Designing Pattern Making Grading 1st Ed 1935 Weigl

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  • The Smurfs: Volume 3-World Of Wonders

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  • New ListingRare 1926 Don Juan HC Book Based on Movie Barrymore Sabastien Swastika Inside

    Book is in fair/good condition. Book is all there. Issue is the cover is coming apart from the spine a little(see pics). Pages are cream colored. Pieces of the dust jacket remain stuck on the cover.
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  • New ListingBlack Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell Hardcover Illustrated

    Anna Sewell. Slight ware and discoloration to thepages. (See Photos). Black Beauty. Ware to the corners of the hardcover. Writing on two of the pages. (SeePhotos).
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  • New ListingTHE THEATRES OF LONDON ~ WITH TWO PLAYBILLS ~ FIRST 1961 W/DJ

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  • New ListingC.H. Spurgeon Sermons Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit 7 Volumes RARE

    C.H. Spurgeon Sermons Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit 7 Volumes RARE. These beautiful books are truly rare and hard to find. They came from the library of a recently deceased pastor and have been well cared for. All are in good condition. The dust jackets have some wear but the books themselves are in excellent condition. Some volumes have some underlined sentences. When they can be found these books normally sell from $25.00 to over $100.00 each. They are being priced cheap for quick sale. These books were published from 1970-1979 and are great books for a pastor, collector, or book dealer. Copies for sale are the volumes for the years 1865, 1874, 1876, 1891, 1894, 1885, and 1910.
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  • New ListingLittle Sunshine .

    ◅ ▻ Hard cover. Great old illustrations. No date of publishing page. Pages darkened with age. A few back pages have tears, as shown.
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  • New ListingMellichampe - A Legend of the Santee by W. Gilmore Simms 1870

    This hardcover is clean and well bound.
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  • NEW Old Saint Paul's : A Tale of the Plague and the Fire (1855) $86.94

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  • New ListingEdition Originale HOMMAGE A RENÉ BENJAMIN 1949 collectif RARE

    Hommage à René Benjamin. Paris, Pierre Lanauve de Tartas, 1949. Rare exemplaire. Edition originale illustrée d'un fac-similé et 3 planches hors-texte (frontispice et une planche par André Jacquemin et une planche par Guy Arnoux).
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What Is the Best Way to Store Old Books and Manuscripts?

Properly storing old books and manuscripts helps keep them in their current condition and maintain their value. Begin by choosing the proper environment for the books and manuscripts, keeping them out of direct sunlight and away from moisture. The temperature should be steady, preferably somewhere between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit with good airflow to prevent mold. If you are going to display them on shelves, choose non-wood shelving such as glass, as wood can damage the paper and book bindings if it is not properly sealed with the right finish. Make sure to adequately space the books and manuscripts in storage to prevent overcrowding. Bookends work well for keeping texts upright and spaced, although very tall books and manuscripts should lay flat to protect to their bindings. Ideally, you should keep old books and manuscripts in protective boxes or sleeves made from acid-free materials.

Should You Repair Damaged Antique Books?

If an antique book is torn or damaged, then do not use glue or tape on the pages and bindings, as this can devalue it. You should also avoid treating leather bindings with oil; instead, consult a professional restoration technician.

What Is Deacidification Treatment in Relation to Antique Books?

Deacidification treatment extends the life of books made with acidic paper, which typically come from the late 19th through the early mid-20th century. Made from untreated wood pulp, the pages in these books release acids that yellow and deteriorate the paper. To halt this deterioration, experts employ deacidification treatments. There are spray-on products you can use at home, although taking antique books to a professional is also a good idea.