Books, Art History, Modern Firsts, Furniture History, Artwork, Ephemera, etc.

August 9th Auction Catalog: Click to Browse and Bid

Please note, this auction will be open exclusively for online bidding and absentee/phone bidding directly with our gallery.

We’re pleased to announce that this auction will be the first of our catalogs to incorporate a book section at the beginning of the sale. Incorporating National Book Auctions sales into the Worth family of services has been planned for some time and we look forward to presenting a single venue for all our auctions. For book fans, stay tuned to Worth Auctions sales going forward for a continued flow of rare and collectible book offerings.

Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the 1704 first edition, in folio, of Berger’s “Numismata Moduli Maximi Vulgo Medaigloni ex Cimeliarcho Ludovici XIV,” Rufus’ “History of Alexander the Great,” produced in two volumes in 1821 and housed in decorative bindings with the original color folding map, and Chateaubriand’s “Travels in Greece Palestine Egypt and Barbary during the Years 1806 and 1807,” published in 1814 and containing folding maps and engravings. Additional desirable finds include a very rare folio of “Der Decor Zierungen Fur’s Kunstgewerbe,” another rare folio, “Le New-York d’Emeric ou le Combat de la Ville et du Peintre,” and a very rare 1896 first edition of Eaton’s science fiction work, “A Fearless Investigator.”

Several private book collections will be showcased. Featured is a range of important volumes covering art history including works such as “A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings” by Bruyn and others. Another personal library offered includes an extensive selection of important rare works covering the history of furnishings and decoration including titles such as Rauschenberg & Bivins’ “Furniture of Charleston 1680-1820,” produced in three slipcased volumes. Found throughout this catalog are other decorative antique bindings and compelling selections from categories such as rare modern firsts, limited editions, signed copies, race, eugenics, and more.

This catalog also features a variety of collectibles, antiques, ephemera and artwork. Of particular interest is a number of paintings and etchings presenting works by artists such as Peter Paillou, Peter Mazell, Claude Lorrain Gellee, Jacques Callot, Pablo Picasso, William Joseph Schaldach and others. There is also a significant amount of vintage and antique ephemera cataloged individually and in groups, including photographs, engravings, stereoviews, postcards, billheads, postcards and more.


Worth Auctions is located at 2085 Dryden Road, Freeville, New York, just seven miles northeast of Cornell University, and all sales are simulcast to the global collecting community via LiveAuctioneers. For questions about bidding, consigning, or appraisals, contact our gallery at 607-330-0358.