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    Profusely Illustrated book on warfare from 1573 on ebay

    At least Icarus tried!


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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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    Last edited by kev ferrara; March 10th, 2009 at 07:35 PM.
    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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