From vintage tomes to illustration art, the upcoming Fine Books & Manuscripts sale presented by Potter & Potter Auctions includes a wide variety of printed works. Over 600 items are on offer, including books, posters, photographs, paintings, and more. The leading lot is noted equally for its physical characteristics and its content. L’Art de Batir des Maisons de Campagne (The Art of Building Country Houses) by Charles Etienne Briseux details French Rococo architecture and design, bound in marbled calfskin and gilded from every angle.
Academic texts are particularly prominent in this auction. A set of three physical science volumes dates back to the 1600s; authored by Francesco Lana de Terzi, these books recall the mathematician’s work in aeronautical science. Many visual works are also available. A series of illustrations depict battle scenes from World War I, while Frederic M. Thrasher’s The Gang visually maps out mob activity in Chicago around the 1920s. To view these items and many more, visit Potter & Potter Auctions.
Lot Categories:Miscellaneous (1), Books (25), Posters (25), Photographs (15), Toys (1), Black Americana (25), Prints & Drawings (25), Illustration Art (3), Graphics (3), Manuscripts (1), Antiques (1), Autographs (25), Ephemera (25), Maps & Atlases (20), Fine Art (10), Americana (6), Comic Books (1)
# of Lots:624
Price Range:$100 to $8,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|L Art de Batir des Maisons de Campagne.|| Estimate: |
|Magisterium naturae, et artis. Opus physico-mathematicum.|| Estimate: |
|Mad Magazine Issue No. 2. Original Illustration Art.|| Estimate: |
|Chicago s Gangland Prepared by Frederic M. Thrasher 1923-26.|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Petrus Johannes Schotel Watercolors.|| Estimate: |
|The Illustration of the Great European War No. 15. The Japanese Second Squadron Blockade of Kiaochow Bay.|| Estimate: |