There's something magical about turning the pages of an old book, with all that history and ancient knowledge snuggled and sleeping between the sheets of paper. Swann Galleries
will be offering up a collection of early printed books
and manuscripts belonging to the late Lawrence Feinberg, who was a bookseller and specialized in ancient manuscripts. The accumulation includes a diverse assortment, with some pieces dating back as far as the 9th century. A few examples are a portion of a 9th century Bible in Latin with text from Ecclesiastes, a first edition of a rare book on weather prediction, and a first Humelberg edition of the only surviving Roman culinary text from 1542. Most pieces are valued at somewhere between $1000 - $3500 each.
The books will be available for public viewing at Swann Galleries in NYC from May 7th - 11th and the auction
will begin at 1:30pm on May 11th. Get an illustrated catalogue
and make arrangements to attend via the Swann Galleries website