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.
Explore our e-catalogue of Gorey material, including a wide range of Gorey’s primary works, in addition to many works he illustrated for others. Here can also be found an array of etchings, prints, and posters. And what Gorey collection would not be complete without bean bag toys—the fabric embodiment of the artist’s playful, erudite imagination.
Visit us in Booth E33 at the 2018 New York Antiquarian Book Fair to view fresh material in our specialty areas, including beautifully printed private press books, rare children’s books and optical toys, miniature books, and an excellent selection of works by Edward Gorey. We will also have works of science fiction from our recent Catalogue 147.
Welcome to our first miniature book e-catalogue of 2017. We have been fortunate to acquire a fine array of items, both antiquarian and modern, and across a variety of subject areas. From a group of rare 19th-century children's titles published by S.R. Urbino to A Doll's Primer—Willliam Washburn's smallest book, and from a handful of 20th-century books on various aspects of papermaking to a suite of deluxe Catharijne Press books, there is something here for all tastes and interests.