Books and manuscripts – from the 15th century until today

A book is a medium for communication and the word itself is connected to the name of a tree – beech. The term originates most likely from when early Indo-European books were carved into thin leafs of beech, which were clipped into books. The first books were composed of hand written scrolls that were used by the old Greeks. Later on the book began to spread and proliferate due to the rise of Gutenberg’s art of printing in the 15th century. Except from an interesting content and a beautiful typography, the binding and the provenance itself can be very covetable – especially for collectors. Search through hand bounded collector’s items written by August Strindberg, first edition children’s books by Astrid Lindgren, lavish Sumo’s with Helmut Newton photography in a limited edition, to literature with royal provenance and contemporary art catalogues. At Bukowskis you will find bindings, coffee table books, original drawings, incunabula, autographs and manuscripts – from the very origin of book printing, until today!

Erik Dahlbergh, Suecia antiqua et hodierna, Stockholm [1661-] 1715.

Erik Dahlbergh, Suecia antiqua et hodierna, Stockholm [1661-] 1715.

37,5 x 49 cm.

Current bid 5 500 SEK
Estimate
10 000 SEK
FERNANDEZ ARMAN, mixed media, book with plexi cover, signed and numbrered 5/90.

FERNANDEZ ARMAN, mixed media, book with plexi cover, signed and numbrered 5/90.

"Trio for strings". Book 32 x 32 cm. Plexi cover 34 x 33 cm.

Current bid 500 SEK
Estimate
4 000 SEK
JAQUES NICOLAS BELLIN, 3 copper engraving, maps, 18th century.

JAQUES NICOLAS BELLIN, 3 copper engraving, maps, 18th century.

"Carte De L'Isle De Taiti, par Le Lieutenat J.Cook 1769"44x28 cm. "Partie De La Mer Glaciale, Contenant La Nouvelle Zemble Et Le Pais De Samoiedes" 1758. 25x38,5 cm. " Carte De L'Isle De La Guadeloupe...". 1758. 25x34,5 cm

Current bid 500 SEK
Estimate
3 000 SEK
BOK, E A Karlfeldt "Flora & Pomona", numrerad 10/10 med författarens porträtt samt egenhändiga namnteckning.

BOK, E A Karlfeldt "Flora & Pomona", numrerad 10/10 med författarens porträtt samt egenhändiga namnteckning.

Inbunden i pergament. Innehåller signatur samt ett fotografi av författaren. Även en lista över vilka de 10 unika exemplaren tillfallit. Tryckeri: Isaac Marcus boktr.-aktiebolag, Stockholm 1907.

Current bid 1 100 SEK
Estimate
4 000 SEK
OIVA TOIKKA, a glass bird and exhibition catalog, signed.

OIVA TOIKKA, a glass bird and exhibition catalog, signed.

Glass bird signed O. Toikka, Nuutajärvi. Length 18 cm. Catalog; Oiva Toikka Glass, 13.5 - 11.9 1988, The Finnish Glass Museum. 30x21 cm.

Current bid 145 EUR
Estimate
250 EUR