Antiquarian books up for bid in Manions sale

Hundreds of antiquarian books are currently on the Internet auction block through the Web site www.manions.com. Manion’s International, which specializes in militaria and historic collectibles, has recently received a large consignment of collectible volumes.

“Antiquarian books certainly fall within the realm of historic collectibles,” said company representative Andrew Turner. “We’re pleased to offer this collection, and to continue to expand recognition of the different types of material sold through our very unique online auction company.”

Descriptions and photos of editions from the 1700s to the early 1900s can be viewed by visiting the company’s Web site – www.manions.com – and clicking on the “Antiquarian Books” banner in the center of the page. The auction is currently live, and will close July 28 at 8:30 p.m. CST. Membership with Manion’s is free, but a credit card is required to bid.

“We actually sell thousands of books every year,” said Turner. “In addition to the antiquarian collection currently featured on the auction, bibliophiles will be interested to learn we continually have hundreds of other titles available.”

Desirable bound offerings include titles on subjects including theology, history, literature and natural history, among others. One such offering, Mark Twain’s autobiography, a first edition in two bound hardback volumes by Harper’s & Brothers, New York, 1924, would be a valued addition to many collections.

Another of the highlights of the antiquarian book sale is an 1864 cook book entitled What to Eat and How To Cook It by Pierre Blot, (hardback, 259 pages, published in New York by D. Appleton and Company). Boasting over 1,000 “receipts,” the 19th century home manual will find a new home before the end of July.

Manion’s International Auction House has brokered the sale of historic collectibles, with a heavy emphasis on militaria, since 1970. What began as a catalog auction, held several times a year, has grown to online auctions closing 365 days a year.

For more information, visit www.manions.com or call 866-626-4661.

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