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Reiss & Sohn was founded 1971 and is a specialized company for auctioning, buying and selling of rare antiquarian books, manuscripts, maps, prints and photography. Read more .


Spring Auctions 2018 Catalogues online

M. Martini. Atlas Novus Sinensis. 1655 Estimate 15.000 €

Great antiquarian items have come online.  Check Reiss & Sohn recent auction catalogues with almost 3000 lots of rare books (including some fine incunabula, rare botanical and zoological works, treasures of German literature and Philosophy, a stunning collection of books and maps on Malta, almost 100 atlases) to be followed by almost 1000 lots of rare maps from all parts of the worlds. Navigate the newly designed website. Reiss & Sohn is looking forward to to your inquiries.

Parrots, Parrots, Parrots

Francois Levaillant. Histoire naturelle des perroquets. 2 volumes.  Paris, Levrault frères bzw. Levrault 1801-05. Imperial Folio. (56,5:43 cm). With 145 magnificent colour printed plates touched up by Langlois after Jacques Barrabend. – One of the greatest books on parrots ever published. Coming up at auction on May 15th 2018 at Reiss & Sohn in Königstein.

Milestones of German Literature – Sorrows of Werther

Milestones of German Literature on offer in the May auctions 2018 of Reiss & Sohn.  The first printing of “The Sorrows of Young Werther” (Leipzig 1774) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is only one example of the very many literary rarities from baroque period till modern times which will be offered within a single owner sale catalogue in the forthcoming auction season of the Königstein (near Frankfurt/Main) based auction house, which Godebert Reiss founded in 1971 in the city of Mayence.