A catalogue of new acquisitions that includes a group of Dwiggins-related items, the best known copy of the Vale Press Daphnis and Chloe, a very fine copy of The Story of Ferdinand in the dust jacket, and much more.
A selection of items we displayed at the 2012 New York Antiquarian Book Fair, including a two-volume set of sheet music bearing wrap-around fore-edge paintings by Clare Brooksbank, an illustrated anatomical textbook with movable flaps, a letter from Peter Pan author and amateur cricketer J. M. Barrie to the captain of the 1934 Australian cricket team, and original artwork by Edward Gorey for the cover of Publisher's Weekly.
Highlighting a selection of deluxe illustrated children's books from a recently acquired private collection, Catalogue 137 contains fifty-two items, including a copy of Arthur Rackham's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with an original ink and watercolor drawing; an extraordinary illuminated manuscript on vellum of The Song of Songs, from the collection of a prominent Talmudic scholar; a powerful German linocut calendar from 1969 that pays tribute to the African-American Civil Rights Movement; and much more.
Catalogue 136 contains hidden treasures from our shelves, items that have never been featured in a catalogue. This includes books, artwork, ephemera, and autograph materials in every one of our collecting areas, and a few oddballs as well. We gathered togther 211 of these items priced under $2,011 for your treasure-hunting pleasure. Enjoy! This catalog was selected as the Pick of the Week by Ibookcollector and reviewed on the Fine Books blog.
An eclectic assortment of items, this list for the 2011 New York Antiquarian Book Fair has a little bit of everything, including one of two known copies of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, printed on vellum and illuminated in color throughout; Thomas Ingmire's bold calligraphic interpretation of Octavio Paz's The Word; the first printing in book form of The Proclamation of Emancipation; an album of watercolor designs for Haori featuring propaganidistic images from the Russo-Japanese war; and more...
This group of new acquisitions contains a wide variety of material, including an early experiment with X-ray imaging; a lettered copy of Edward Gorey's The Sopping Thursday, with original artwork; the only example of Ernest Hemingway's high school writing to appear on the market; and a previously unknown, unrecorded eighteenth-century miniature prayer book. These, and many more items, were on display at the 44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, February 11-13, 2011. This catalog was selected as the Pick of the Week by Ibookcollector.
Catalogue 134 contains a wide variety of new miniature books, from almanacs and diminutive livres de artiste, to a set of Shakespeare's Works, published by David Bryce and bound in many bright colors of morocco.
This selection of recently acquired items includes several works about the book arts and papermaking, brilliant Art Deco pochoir portfolios, miniature books, a treatise on French landscape architecture, and much more.