The books we read as children shape how we see the world. Whether it is an illustration that forever captured a certain character, or the manner in which the story itself is told, these helped us hold the narrative in our developing minds, with lasting impact. In view of this, we present our latest e-catalogue, the first part of which is devoted to original art by Barry Moser for several of the children's books he illustrated. Moser is the featured artist in our gallery, and his detailed, character-driven watercolors add a certain playfulness, even hilarity, to his children’s books. About two-thirds of this list is comprised of recent acquisitions: from illustrated chapbooks with their simple stories, to the visual magic of movable books.
The following list contains a cross-section of works from both the Arion Press and the Limited Editions Club.
Although no census exists for how many Shakespeare titles have been printed in fine press editions over the centuries, one imagines that number to be significant. After all, Shakespeare’s influence on English language and culture is so deep and wide-ranging that to state it borders on a tautology.
We are pleased to present an e-list featuring a small piece of Shakespeare's oeuvre in fine print. It is a selection as wide-ranging as Shakespeare’s influence, representing presses from Doves to Caliban and sizes ranging from the sublime to the half-inch!
In conjunction with the Bromer Gallery show "Goldman and Lee: Shadow and Color," we also have a small exhibit of woodcut books and prints on view in our book showroom. This group contains items from many of our specialty areas, including children's books, early examples of printing, both as complete works and incorporated into leaf books, and books and prints by fine presses, from a Pre-Raphaelite-inspired Dutch title, to two deluxe editions of David Esslemont's publications, Chili Recipe and Pizza from Scratch.
There is something undeniably magical about opening a book with elements that move or change thanks to clever paper engineering. With that in mind, we present the following fine selection of recently acquired movable and pop-up books with a pleasure bordering on that of a child receiving one of these as a gift. Featured in this e-catalogue are books, toys, and cards produced between the 19th and 21st centuries by notable publishers and paper engineers, such as Dean & Son, A. Capendu, and Vojtech Kubasta.
Heading into the heart of summer, the swelter of August just ahead, we present a small diversion in the form of the last in our series of short lists highlighting a diverse selection of moderately-priced new acquisitions. Some of the notable items in this latest group are: a 19th-century English history game originally sold to benefit women prisoners; an erotic story set among the Amish, illustrated by Mahlon Blaine; a catalogue of Art-Deco jewelry issued by a noted Belgian jeweler and illustrated by an American artist; and a French anti-fascist children’s book.
With summer just peering from around the corner, we continue our ongoing series of e-catalogues featuring moderately-priced new acquisitions from across our subject specialties. From alphabets to papermaking, we hope you will find something here that is as irresistible as a warm, dry, sunny day.
Things are finally blooming here in Boston, and to celebrate, we are offering the first in a series of short lists containing an eclectic selection of moderately-priced books across our subject specialties.