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Section 1 - Joel Malter Collection of Archaeology and Antique Reference, Lots 1 - 143

Section 2 - Joel Malter shelves of books offered without reserve, Lots 144 - 240

Section 3 - Nunis Western shelves of books, most offered without reserve, Lots 241 - 306

Section 4 - Golf shelves, most offered without reserve, Lots 307 - 379


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Over 300 lots from the libraries of Joel Malter, and Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. (with additions), and a small group of shelves from a prominent golf library.

The Joel Malter collection is comprised of archaeology, anthropology, and art historical texts and reference works, most with numerous beautiful illustrations, and some quite scarce. The works explore antiquities and humanities around the globe from Japanese Netsuke to the tombs of Egypt. There is a diverse selection of general reference works for coins, medals, ceramics, sculpture and decorative art from the Middle East to Pre-Columbia to ancient China. Several lots include ten or more reference works, ideal for the student and the curious.

Also includes numerous shelves of Americana, plus a small offering of framed maps and prints, from the library of Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., educator, author, historian, professor at the University of Southern California and editor of the Quarterly of the Historical Society of Southern California.

Additionally, there are seventy lots of golf books, balls, and other memorabilia from a prominent California golf library. Offered for sale without reserve, these lots feature mostly shelves of ten or more golf books on instruction, course architecture, and history.

Click here to read Michael Malter's Blog about his father Joel Malter.

Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices for Sale 536 will be sent Monday, July 7th (due to the July 4th holiday) and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.  Lots containing multiple volumes will be subject to minimum shipping charges of $30 domestic and $100 international per lot.

Shipping estimates can be obtained by contacting William Taylor prior to the auction.


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