E-Catalogues

 

E-catalogue 43: Children's Books, Including 50% Sale

E-catalogue 43: 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.

E-catalogue 42: Alphabets

E-catalogue 42: 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

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

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

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.

E-catalogue 39: Holiday Gifts

E-catalogue 39: Holiday Gifts

A book is a very personal object. Scanning a person's shelves, one can learn a lot about a person's tastes, including idiosyncrasies and unusual interests. As a gift, a special book speaks eloquently and intimately to the recipient. We display a small sign in the shop, reading "Rare Books make Fine Gifts, Fine Books make Rare Gifts." Being squarely in the middle of the holiday season, we offer a selection of Fine and Rare Books that might appeal to yourselves or those on your gift list. Please let us know when checking out if your order is a gift that must arrive before a certain date. As always, we thank you for taking the time to peruse our list, and we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons.

E-catalogue 38: Recent Acquisitions

E-catalogue 38: Recent Acquisitions

Ushering in what is always a busy and exciting season here in New England, we have assembled an equally fresh and exciting group of recent acquisitions for your consideration. Among the over twenty items on offer is a wealth of original material from the fertile Arts and Crafts period in England, including artwork for a wedding invitation by Georgie Gaskin and two letters from Charles Ricketts. Highlighting the offerings in illustrated books is a brilliant copy of the Theodore Press's handsome edition of King Lear, with woodcuts by Claire Van Vliet. From several small collections purchased over the summer comes a lovely selection of miniature books, including several from the Amistad and Poole Presses. Fine press books from the Vale and Tiramisu Presses round out the offering. As always, we thank you for reading and hope you find something irresistible.

E-catalogue 36: Children's Books and Fantasy Illustration

E-catalogue 36: Children's Books and Fantasy Illustration

There are several American chapbooks to begin this 36th e-catalogue of Illustrated Children's and Fantasy Books. The illustrations of Harry Clarke, Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, and six Arthur Rackham titles are among those representing British printings. European children's books from Spain, Portugal, France, and Germany are listed. An Australian juvenile book in verse rounds out this international offering. In seeking unusual formats, you will find panoramas and shaped books. A Sendak and a Seuss, of course, complete the entrée of children's delights.