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.
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.
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.
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.
To mark the unofficial start to summer, we are ushering in our favorite season with a select offering of recently acquired books priced under $2,000. This group of over thirty books represents a cross-section of most of our subject specialties, with the exception of children's books, which will be the focus of an upcoming e-catalogue.
We have recently acquired a small collection of miniature books, which we present here in our latest e-catalogue. Highlights of the collection include: a group of books by David Bryce, including his famous Koran and lectern Bible; several titles by Breed & Butler from the Aunt Fanny and Aunt Laura series; the very rare Calendrier de touts les Saintes from February and April; and a set of presidential miniature books from the Kingsport Press. View the catalogue via the link below, and we hope you enjoy perusing this spring sampling.
This e-catalogue showcases a selection of recently acquired miniature and micro-miniature books, all published after 1900, including a large group of Borrower's Press books and a set of miniature pop-up views of England distributed as a promotional giveaway by Herbert Tareyton Cigarettes.
In describing "the figure a poem makes," Robert Frost noted that "(i)t should be of the pleasure of the poem itself to tell how it can." As we make our way through our reading life, we encounter poetry in many forms, from simple nursery rhymes to the verses we memorized because they spoke to us in some profound way. In our latest e-catalogue, we are highlighting examples of the many ways a poem tells itself. Highlights include: the rare first issue of the Kelmscott Press edition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's Maud; Carol Blinn's visual and verbal homage to David Hockney, Blue Water, Yellow Balls; a group of seven manuscript love poems written by May Sarton and presented as a Christmas gift to her teacher; and a deluxe miniature edition of Emily Dickinson's Poems of Life, with hand-illuminated initials. In poetry, form, format, and language combine to say something with resonance. We hope you find something here that resonates with you.