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    Profusely Illustrated book on warfare from 1573 on ebay

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    OMG, if it wasn't for the current bid price, I'll seriously go for it. It looks absolutely gorgeous and the illustrations and calligraphy are awesome. I hope whoever gets it enjoys and takes care of it well.

     

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    This is awful to say, but I'd kill for this book...

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    I don't know much about antiques... but it seems pretty cheap for what it is O_o
    it's a seriously awesome piece.

     

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    Wait for it, 5 days to go. In the present state it's affordable...

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    That is relatively cheap (for the moment) wait till it get's closer to the end, it will likely go well above $1000.

     

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    I've seen ebay bids triple in the last 30 seconds of an auction.

     

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    Wow. That's a beautiful book...I absolutely love the ink drawings. I'd buy it except that I can't read German.

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    Wow... That's so cool!

     

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    If someone here buys it, please scan and share.


    Hm, now when I think about it, maybe photographing the pages is the best way to go to not damage it.

     

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    Yeah, it looks to me like the bidding on this one hasn't even started yet. You can almost feel all the heavy hitters sitting back, waiting.

    I once found a copy of Stanislav Szukalski's Projects in Design on ebay. I think its from 1923. Very rare. At the time I didn't think anybody knew who Szukalski was. There was like 4 days left on the bidding and no bids yet. So I sat back and waited until about an hour before the end of bidding and still nobody had bid so I stepped up and put in my 40 dollar bid. There was something like a 20 dollar reserve so with like 8 minutes to go I was winning at 20 bucks. At five minutes, I was winning at 40. This was cutting it close and I didn't want to lose the book by a measly dollar or two so I upped my bid to 80. Well, with about two minutes left, I was winning at 60 and then with a minute left I was losing at 81. All of a sudden there was 8 other bidders. So I put in 100 and pressed "bid". But by the time the screen refreshed the bid was 300. I couldn't believe my eyes. I refreshed again and the bid was 800 and then again and the bid was 1300. I think the final bid was something in the neighborhood of 3400.

    That's when I learned what it really means to be a serious collector. And I wasn't in the ballpark.

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    At least Icarus tried!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LORD M View Post
    If someone here buys it, please scan and share.


    Hm, now when I think about it, maybe photographing the pages is the best way to go to not damage it.
    seems like all the pages are in the first link kev posted

    kev : interesting! I have no experience of online bidding. I wonder how high this one is gonna end up.

     

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    Amaaaazing book. It'll sell for loads and loads of money methinks. Probably too much for most of us artist-types. At least the nice folk selling it shared a ton of pages. All saved and sorted for future reference!

    And the fella taking a dump (or just showing us his backside?) made me laugh.... great details in those big images!

     

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    The book has been removed from ebay as far as I can tell...

    That means it was privately sold, found to be stolen or some other "legal" discrepancy showed up in its "history."

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    Yes, it was earlier discovered that there was a rather important and long-sought-after document sewn into the binding of this edition. It naturally sparked the interest of a certain occult order that shall remain nameless.

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    Not to sound rude but - what's the point?

    It's just an old book. Unless you're a crackpot collector I don't see how it could be worth more than say, $200?

    And while I'll admit that I'd enjoy having it in my possession, I know that it'd be more for bragging rights than anything else.

    Though the perspective, especially of the larger scenes is ...interesting, to say the least.

     

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    "It's just an old book."





    .......





    Just like hieroglyphs are just old letters on a wall, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorknes View Post
    "It's just an old book."

    .......

    Just like hieroglyphs are just old letters on a wall, I guess.
    Yeah, so what do you plan on doing with it, except bragging about it in front of your snobby friends?

    Oh, wait. You could read it. Once. Before it falls apart. If you happen to know the German it was written in.

    *lightbulb moment*

    You could also hold on to it in the hope it appreciates and sell it afterwards, which seems like the only reasonable reason. If you know what you're doing that is.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t fl33t View Post
    Not to sound retarded but - what's the point?

    It's just an old book.
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    I totally played my ipod through my xbox while texting my fbuddy on my iphone through myspace in secondlife. It was so, like, real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t fl33t View Post
    Yeah, so what do you plan on doing with it, except bragging about it in front of your snobby friends?

    Oh, wait. You could read it. Once. Before it falls apart. If you happen to know the German it was written in.

    *lightbulb moment*

    You could also hold on to it in the hope it appreciates and sell it afterwards, which seems like the only reasonable reason. If you know what you're doing that is.
    Or you can use the illustrations inside to inspire you, like anything else. If you're into etching or engraving, this is a gold mine. If you're into ancient warfare, that too. Or if you just like the smell of old calfskin binding, it's tops. All in all, we don't need anything outside of the necessities. I certainly don't need my Celtic brooches or that Lord of the Rings mini-Glamdring that I have sitting on my shelf, but it's nice to have just in case, you know?

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t fl33t View Post
    It's just an old book.
    Though the perspective, especially of the larger scenes is ...interesting, to say the least.
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    Can't really expect anything better from someone whose name is leet fleet and I won't bother with the shit spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    It naturally sparked the interest of a certain occult order that shall remain nameless.
    The IRS?

     

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    WalMart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShroudStar View Post
    Or you can use the illustrations inside to inspire you, like anything else. If you're into etching or engraving, this is a gold mine. If you're into ancient warfare, that too. Or if you just like the smell of old calfskin binding, it's tops. All in all, we don't need anything outside of the necessities. I certainly don't need my Celtic brooches or that Lord of the Rings mini-Glamdring that I have sitting on my shelf, but it's nice to have just in case, you know?
    Sure, but do you have to buy the book to use the illustrations?

    There are scans online - why spend $1000+ on the actual book?

    As a side note, I remember a couple of those from my ES history books. Or at least illustrations that looked like that.

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    Wohoo for shallow conclusions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t fl33t View Post
    Sure, but do you have to buy the book to use the illustrations?

    There are scans online - why spend $1000+ on the actual book?
    Why look at the stars at night ? why travel ? why go to a museum or buy a piece of art?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m@. View Post
    Why look at the stars at night ? why travel ? why go to a museum or buy a piece of art?
    Because you enjoy it?

    Oh wait. Nevermind. Now I get it - compulsive hoarding.

     

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    Go eat a hamwinkie and drink some bud.

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    i would have really liked to see how much that gem went for.

     

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