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  • Edition: Nice tightly bound edition of the 1999 recent acquisitions
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Kraus, Hans. Peter (October 12, 1907 – November 1, 1988). Catalogue 181, Recent Acquisitions. 1999, 4to, 110 pgs. Paper covers. Clean with very light tone at spine edges. Tight. A broad eclectic offering of new works acquired by the HP Kraus Company. Hans Peter Kraus, also known as H. P. Kraus or HPK, was an Austrian-born book dealer described as "without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century" and in a league with other rare book dealers such as Bernard Quaritch, Guillaume de Bure and A.S.W. Rosenbach. Kraus specialized in medieval illuminated manuscripts, incunables (books printed before 1501), and rare books of the 16th and 17th centuries, but would purchase and sell almost any book that came his way that was rare, valuable and important. He prided himself in being "the only bookseller in history...to have owned a Gutenberg Bible and the Psalters of 1457 and 1459 simultaneously," stressing that "‘own’ here is the correct word, as th ... Read more

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  • Edition: Fine tight publication, many great reference works in science
  • Book condition: Some light edge wear at spine
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Kraus, Hans. Peter (October 12, 1907 – November 1, 1988). Catalog 186: Science; including Medicine and the Occult. 1991, 8vo, 115 pgs. Includes description of John Locke's copy of Christian Huyghens; Traite de la Lumiere, published by Pierre vander Aa in Leiden, 1690. A fine reference of H. P. Kraus a premier collector and seller of rare books and ephemera. Some light wear to spine at the edges, otherwise fine. Hans Peter Kraus, also known as H. P. Kraus or HPK, was an Austrian-born book dealer described as "without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century" and in a league with other rare book dealers such as Bernard Quaritch, Guillaume de Bure and A.S.W. Rosenbach. Kraus specialized in medieval illuminated manuscripts, incunables (books printed before 1501), and rare books of the 16th and 17th centuries, but would purchase and sell almost any book that came his way that was rare, valuable and important. He prided himself in being "the only ... Read more

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  • Edition: Original Catalog bound in buckram, some staining to first few pa
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Boon, Edward P. Catalog of books and pamphlets principally relating to America. New York 1870. Sold May 16th, 1870, by Leavitt, Strebeigh & co. 597 pp, 8vo, 24 cm. Edward P. Boon was a bookseller with an address of 86 Nassau St. New York. McKay 1554. This publication is 597 pages stuffed with information. Reprints are available but this is an original copy in rebound buckram. There is some damage what looks like wet ink staining ~20 pages and the last ~30 pages but does not affect printing. Binding is tight. A great reference work of the original publication. A rare book.

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  • Edition: Very Fine
  • Book condition: Still nearly in plastic seal
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 156: Books printed on Vellum in the first century after Gutenberg (7 items). With insert: "The Apocalypse Block-Book". 4 pp., incl. 2 color illustrations. 1980. 12 color illustrations (1 folding). 42, (5) pp. Small folio. Orig. boards. New York, (1980).

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  • Edition: Fine condition with references to numerous rare works.
  • Book condition: Fine copy, tight with numerous facsimiles
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 154. Incunabula from the Library of Harrison D. Horblit. 1979, 4to, 90pp, 119 items described and priced. Numberous illustrations. Tight, bright and clean. Fine condition

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  • Edition: Multiple illustrations, nice descriptions of rare works
  • Book condition: Near fine
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 201: Education & Rhetoric. 2000, 4to, 20 pp, b/w ills. 204 items; Contents: I. Reading, Writing, & Speaking 1-38; II. Rhetoric, Orations, & the Epistolary Art 39-86; III. General Education including Children's Books 87-153; IV. Technical Manuals 154-173; V. Dictionaries & Study Aids 174-195; VI Diplomas & School Prizes 196-204.

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  • Edition: Fine condition with references to numerous rare works in perform
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Kraus, Hans. Peter (October 12, 1907 – November 1, 1988). Catalogue 208: Performing Arts: Books on Music, Dance, Theatre, & Festivities; 1995, 94 pp, large 8vo. 130 books, manuscripts, and letters from the 15th - 19th centuries are described. Indexed. Fine copy. Hans Peter Kraus, also known as H. P. Kraus or HPK, was an Austrian-born book dealer described as "without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century" and in a league with other rare book dealers such as Bernard Quaritch, Guillaume de Bure and A.S.W. Rosenbach. Kraus specialized in medieval illuminated manuscripts, incunables (books printed before 1501), and rare books of the 16th and 17th centuries, but would purchase and sell almost any book that came his way that was rare, valuable and important. He prided himself in being "the only bookseller in history...to have owned a Gutenberg Bible and the Psalters of 1457 and 1459 simultaneously," stressing that "‘own’ here is the cor ... Read more

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Catalogue 203: New Arrivals

Kraus, Hans Peter

  • Edition: Fine condition with references to numerous rare works.
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Kraus, Hans. Peter (October 12, 1907 – November 1, 1988). Catalogue 203: New Arrivals.  Small 4to; 126 pp. (1996) Illustrated printed wrappers, 4 colour plates. 240 items. Contents include: Africa Americana Archaeology Architecture Astrology Astronomy Bee-keeping Bindings Classics Costume Cryptography Dance Dictionaries Emblem Books England Festivities France Geography Heraldry History Horse Illustration Ireland Judaica Law Literature Manuscripts Marriage Medicine Military Science Music Natural History Numismatics Papacy Philology Philosophy Portugal Prayer Books Printers Psychology Reformation Russia Spain Spiders Sweden Theology Turkey Witchcraft Women et alia. Indexed. Hans Peter Kraus, also known as H. P. Kraus or HPK, was an Austrian-born book dealer described as "without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century" and in a league with other rare book dealers such as Bernard Quaritch, Guillaume de Bure and A.S.W. Rosenbach. Kraus special ... Read more

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  • Edition: Near Fine condition with references to numerous rare works.
  • Book condition: slight sunning spine
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 162: Bibliography; I. General Bibliography, Book Collecting, Book Trade, Manuscripts & Illuminations, Library Science. II. Typography. III. Catalogues, Sale, Dealers, Private. Small 4to, 84pp. Light sun on spine, otherwise fine. Interior tight and bright.

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  • Edition: Near Fine condition with references to numerous rare works.
  • Book condition: Some slight smudges otherwise fine.
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 166. The Arts. Art, Architecture, Archaeology, Festivities, Music, Drama, Film. 1984, small 4to, 61pp; with 339 descriptions of items. Near fine with some surface finger smudges otherwise interior bright, clean and tight.

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  • Edition: Nice tightly bound edition of the 1970 First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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Kraus, Hans Peter, Catalogue 125: One Hundred and Eighty Rare Books & Manuscripts, Including Many Fine Bindings. Small 4to, 151pp, Illustrations, paper wraps. 1970 but World Cat shows 196-?. No date. Nice publication, Near fine with some finger staining on cover, but light. Otherwise tight, clean and bright.

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  • Edition: Kraus collection after his death in 1988
  • Book condition: Fine copy
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 190: Catalogus Catalogorum (Predominately Post-1900) Part III of the Private Library of Hans P. Kraus (With a Supplement to Parts I and II). 1992, Small 4to, 141pp, 647 items described. Fine, tight and bright interior.

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  • Edition: Fine condition with references to numerous rare reference resour
  • Book condition: Fine copy, tight with numerous facsimiles
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 147: Typography:Type Specimen Books; Giambattista Bodoni; Civilite; Exotic Type;Lithography; Books for the Blind; Stenography. From a Distinguished European Collection. 1977, 4to, 56pp, 193 distinct descriptions. Fine condition. Interior tight and bright.

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  • Edition: Horbilt's collection of Science including Navigation
  • Book condition: Some edge toning otherwise fine
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Kraus, Hans. Peter (October 12, 1907 – November 1, 1988). Catalogue 169. The History of Science Including Navigation A further selection of Books, 1641-1700 (Wing Period) from the Library of Harrison D. Horblit. (1985) New York, publisher: HP Kraus; Small 4to, stiff Green wrappers; 72 p., illus., 205 listed items. Apparently Horbilt tried to auction his collection off but it failed and he turned to Kraus. A follow on volume to an earlier publication of Horbilt's collection by Kraus. Hans Peter Kraus, also known as H. P. Kraus or HPK, was an Austrian-born book dealer described as "without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century" and in a league with other rare book dealers such as Bernard Quaritch, Guillaume de Bure and A.S.W. Rosenbach. Kraus specialized in medieval illuminated manuscripts, incunables (books printed before 1501), and rare books of the 16th and 17th centuries, but would purchase and sell almost any book that came his way tha ... Read more

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  • Edition: Near Fine condition with references to numerous rare works.
  • Book condition: Nice tight edition
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 132: Maps from an Italian Atlas of the 16th Century 133 maps from the Lloyd Triestino Atlas. 1972, llustrated printed wrappers, large 8vo, 47, [1] pp, ills. 133 items. From the introduction: "The collection of 16th century maps offered in this catalogue comprises the contents of the famous Lloyd Triestino atlas, a map collection of the socalled "Lafreri" type.The provenance of the Lloyd Triestino atlas dates back to the collections of the geographer Adrino Balbi (1782-1848) and his son Eugenio. From there it came into the possession of the Lloyd Triestino Shipping Company in Trieste, and later was owned by Mr. George H. Beans, of Philadelphia. The atlas is unquestionably one of the most precious cartographical collections to survive from the 16th Century. It is important as displaying the development of the modern atlas on the threshold of its evolution from the collection of individual maps, bound up to the order of some person, to the volume of uniform maps issued by a single pu ... Read more

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  • Edition: Nice tightly bound 1973 edition. Autographs
  • Book condition: some surface smudges, otherwise fine
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 134: English Literary Autographs and Manuscripts from distinguished private collections including autographs by Arnold Bennett, Joseph Conrad, Conan Doyle, Lord Alfred Douglas, Thomas Gray, Charles Lamb, T. E. Lawrence, Bernard Shaw, John Ruskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Sylvester Viereck. 1973, large 8vo, 23pp [1]pp illustration. 38 items listed and priced. Near fine some surface smudges, interior tight and bright and clean.

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  • Edition: Nice tightly bound edition of the 2001 recent acquisitions
  • Book condition: some surface smudges, otherwise fine
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 211: War and Revolution, Rebellion and Treason, 2001, small 4to, 129pp, 238 offerings and prices, 37 illustrations within catalogue. Fine example.

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  • Edition: Very nice copy, clean cover and throughout
  • Book condition: Fine copy, tight with numerous facsimiles
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Kraus, Hans. Peter (October 12, 1907 – November 1, 1988). Catalogue 168. The History of Science Including Navigation A further selection of Books, 1641-1700 (Wing Period) from the Library of Harrison D. Horblit. (1984) New York, publisher: HP Kraus; Small 4to, stiff Yello wrappers; 112 p., illus., 205 listed items. Apparently Horbilt tried to auction his collection off but it failed and he turned to Kraus. A follow on volume to an earlier publication of Horbilt's collection by Kraus. Hans Peter Kraus, also known as H. P. Kraus or HPK, was an Austrian-born book dealer described as "without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century" and in a league with other rare book dealers such as Bernard Quaritch, Guillaume de Bure and A.S.W. Rosenbach. Kraus specialized in medieval illuminated manuscripts, incunables (books printed before 1501), and rare books of the 16th and 17th centuries, but would purchase and sell almost any book that came his way th ... Read more

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  • Edition: Fine condition with references to numerous rare reference resour
  • Book condition: Fine copy
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Kraus, Hans Peter; Catalogue 151: Bibliography: Part One: Books about Books and Manuscripts, History of Printing, Bookbinding, etc. Part Two: Library, Auction, and Booksellers' Catalogues. 1989, 4to, 40pp, 650 descriptions. Fine, nice and tight and bright throughout.

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  • Edition: Rare books and manuscripts
  • Book condition: Very Fine Condition
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Kraus, Hans Peter, Catalogue 191: Part I Middle Ages; Part II Reformation and Counter-Reformation; Part III 16th and 17th and 18th Centuries. Includes a Useful Index of Authors, Editors, Commentators and Anonyma. 197 Well detailed and described offerings. 1990 4to 122pp. First Edition.

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