E-Catalogues

 

Rare Books Make Fine Gifts

As gift-giving tends to go hand-in-hand with the holiday season, we have curated a small selection from our inventory that offers a broad subject appeal, including a number of holiday-specific items. We hope you enjoy this list, and as always, we are happy to answer any questions you might have.
 
During this season of giving thanks, we want to extend our gratitude to all our friends and customers, and wish everyone a happy, peaceful holiday.
 

Recent Private Press Acquisitions, plus 50% sale

With summer in the rearview mirror and the Boston Book Fair visible on the horizon, we wanted to offer a preview of some of the new material we have acquired over the last few months. To this end, we have selected a group of moderately-priced items from recent purchases, including a group of late Limited Editions Club titles, a few fine Perishable Press items, and some interesting private press alphabet books.
 
In addition, the last nineteen items in this catalogue are press books and broadsides that we have placed on sale at 50% off the list price.

Movable Books

In honor of the Movable Book Society conference, held in Boston last weekend, we have prepared a short list of movable books and related objects from our stock. Items range from press books to 19th-century peep shows, and we are pleased to offer them here for your perusal.

Children's Books, Including 50% Sale

Nothing is extraneous in the material that shapes childhood: the words and pictures in books, the object of games—all these things are designed to teach something about what we are expected to become. We therefore invite you to view our latest e-catalogue, which contains nearly one hundred items that shaped generations of children, from chapbooks to miniature books, and from paper dolls to jigsaw puzzles.

One feature of this catalogue to which we would draw your attention is the section of over two dozen items that we have placed on sale. These will show a discount of 50% from the listed retail price.

Alphabets

From a purely linguistic perspective, the alphabet offers its user as much or as little as expression warrants. In this e-catalogue, we are hoping to show the rich diversity that can be teased out of this basic building block of language. We are offering everything from an elaborately carved teacher's pointer from the early 19th century, to a stunning illuminated manuscript alphabet by Jean Midolle, the Swiss master of chromolithography. The catalogue runs the gamut from folios to miniatures, along with works on paper. Nor are we limiting this exploration to the Roman alphabet: exemplars of Hebrew and Arabic may be found here as well.

Miniature Publications of Achille J. St. Onge

Very timely as we begin this holiday season, we are offering The Night Before Christmas by Tasha Tudor, accompanied by two original watercolors from the book. Also included herein are many titles and variants by Achille J. St. Onge, any of which would make a fine holiday gift for yourself or someone special in your life.

E-catalogue 41: Miniature Books

The forty-five items in the e-catalogue include a fine group of titles from David Bryce and from the Austin, Texas-based Amistad Press. Of particular note are two volumes from the Daisy & Dot series, the smallest and rarest of the Aunt Fanny books published by Breed & Lent. This catalogue also features Achille St. Onge's Daniel Webster, with the original mailing envelope and printed holiday greeting addressed to members of the New Hampshire Historical Society from the Director. A small gathering of miniature reference books are also included.

E-catalogue 40: Recent Acquisitions for Early Summer

Welcome to our 40th e-catalogue, comprised of a varied, interesting selection of recent acquisitions priced under $2,000. When putting this selection together, we aimed to include books that covered all of our specialty areas, which in a couple of cases, are combined. This grouping also reflects some of our present buying focus: included here are several movables, one of which is by contemporary French artist Philippe Huger. Press books, as always, are well represented and include two illuminated Roycroft Press books and a fine set of the Nonesuch Blake with good provenance and wearing unrecorded dust wrappers. We hope you enjoy our offering and wish all of our customers a fine, relaxing summer.