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 51st 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.
Although people approach book collecting in myriad ways, one common unifying thread among collectors has to do with the way in which they began collecting: the memory of a book from their formative years, and the desire to own it again. The following selection was gathered with this in mind: books that have shaped thought, entertained us, provoked us, and made us better for having read them. This catalog was selected as the Pick of the Week by Ibookcollector.
Catalogue 132 contains our entire stock of juvenile books, games, toys, artwork, and reference books. This includes paper dolls, puzzles, moveable books, optical toys, chapbooks, original artwork for works of children's literature, music and nursery rhymes, and shaped books. Take a look and rediscover a piece of your own childhood.