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!

Two volumes, inscribed by the Nobel Laureate Svetlana Aleksijevitj to her translator.

Two volumes, inscribed by the Nobel Laureate Svetlana Aleksijevitj to her translator.

Svetlana Aleksijevitj: Bön för Tjernobyl. Krönika över framtiden. Översättning: Hans Björkegren. Stockholm, Ersatz, 2013. 22 x 14 cms. 408 pp. Publisher’s boards, pictorial dustjacket. Very fine. Inscribed by Aleksijevitj, Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015, to her Swedish translator, Hans Björkegren: (The autograph inscription in English translation:) ”Dear Hans / Always glad for our friendship. / Svetl. Aleksievich 13.XII.015” (Den egenhändiga dedikationen i svensk översättning:) ”Till Käre Hans / Fortfarande mycket glad åt vår bekantskap / Svetl. Aleksijevitj 13.12.2015” Svetlana Aleksijevitj: Zinkpojkar. Översättning: Hans Björkegren. Stockholm, Ersatz, 2014. 22 x 14 cms. 396 pp. Publisher’s boards, pictorial dustjacket. Very fine. Inscribed by Aleksijevitj, Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015, to her Swedish translator, Hans Björkegren: (The autograph inscription in English translation:) ”Dear Hans / and this is our book - all about the same, about eternal Russian questions: what to do and who is to blame!? / Svetl. Aleksievich 13.XII.015” (Den egenhändiga dedikationen i svensk översättning:) ”Till Käre Hans / här är vår bok ─ om samma ämne, om de eviga ryska frågorna: vad bör göras och vem är skyldig!? / Svetl- Aleksievich 13.XII.015”

Current bid 1 000 SEK
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3 000 SEK
205 hand coloured plates from Sowerby's "English Botany", third edition, vol V, London 1852.

205 hand coloured plates from Sowerby's "English Botany", third edition, vol V, London 1852.

In the Linnean Method. SIr James Edward Smith. Plates by C E Sowerby. Sheet size c:a 22 x 13,5 cm.

Current bid 3 450 SEK
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5 000 SEK
SAMUEL VON PUFENDORF, "Sju böcker om Konung Carl X Gustafs bragder" vol I-II, 1915.

SAMUEL VON PUFENDORF, "Sju böcker om Konung Carl X Gustafs bragder" vol I-II, 1915.

"Öfversatta af Adolf Hillman" Wahlström & WIdstrand, Stockholm 1915.

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3 000 SEK
BOOK, "Chinese Ceramic Treasures", including The Carl Kempe Collection", Ulricehamn, Sweden, 2002.

BOOK, "Chinese Ceramic Treasures", including The Carl Kempe Collection", Ulricehamn, Sweden, 2002.

A selection from Ulricehamn East Asian Museum. 31 x 26 cm.

Current bid 400 SEK
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3 000 SEK
BOOKS, 3 vol "Old Stockholm House" and "Nickodemus Tessin dy's study trips Osvald Sirén.

BOOKS, 3 vol "Old Stockholm House" and "Nickodemus Tessin dy's study trips Osvald Sirén.

Halvfranska band med guldsnitt. PA Norstedt & söners förlag, Stockholm 1912 numrerad upplaga 39/420 samt PA Norstedt & Söners förlag Stockholm 1914 numrerad upplaga 48/400.

Current bid 400 SEK
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3 000 SEK
OLD PHOTOS, Norway 1880's-1994, in one volume.

OLD PHOTOS, Norway 1880's-1994, in one volume.

Varying sizes, many c 16x22 cm. Glued on paper; binded in one volume called 'Resan genom Norge 1894' (The travel through Norway 1894). Fotografer: K. Knudsen Bergen, Brödr. Brunskow Christiania, Axel Lindahl et al.

Current bid 3 500 SEK
Estimate
5 000 SEK