William Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection (Note: This Collection is being sold en bloc, as one unit)
The William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection is one of the most extensive and representative Pre-Raphaelite collections in private hands. It includes first editions (over 2,500 books offered here!), plus original artwork, autograph letters, original photographs, all by and relating to the Pre-Raphaelites, and especially the central figures in art and literature. The collection was built solely by William E. Fredeman over a five decade period, with a discerning eye for rare and important examples representative of the movement.
Catalog 28 19th Century English Literature and Poetry
Catalog 28 features 102 of our rarest examples of 19th Century English Literature and Poetry most of which are new arrivals and material from a couple separate collections.
Featuring nearly 500 items, many of which have not been on the market for decades, including a large collection of illustrated books containing wrappers and boxes and signed copies. As well, we offer a unique selection of fine bindings, English and American Literature from the 18th to 20th Centuries, 1890's & Art Nouveau, original art, autograph letters, and fine and rare children's books from many continents. Illustrated with over 200 separate color images.
Highlights include: a fine copy of Mary Shelley's first book in contemporary cloth, inscribed association copies by Pre-Raphaelites including D.G. Rossetti, to Swinburne, Kelmscott Press in Fazakerley binding, Dalziel's Bible Gallery (Burne-Jones, Millais, etc.), original art by Walter Crane and Heinrich Lefler, 1st of Kerckring's 17th Century anatomy classic and two early 18th Century anatomy classics full of folded engraved plates, Jugendstil rarities including Dehmel's Rumpumpel and Der Buntscheck, a nice run of Kerouac firsts including rare ephemera, fabulous association inscriptions by Jessie Willcox Smith, Violet Oakley and E.S. Green, Brandywine artists and much more.
Catalog 25 Annual Autumn Catalogue
Featuring predominantly newly acquired items sure to please. Catalogue 25 contains a wide variety of rare books from a diverse span of history featuring fine bindings and illustrated books, scarce children's books, 19th century literature and one-of-a-kind offerings in many different genres from the 18th to 20th Centuries. We think this is our best to date, so please take some time and enjoy!
Catalog 24 [note: available only as PDF (click below); all items in this catalog are on our website and searchable]
Featuring Birds of America (8vol, 1870, last octavo edition, full morocco); rare and interesting 19th and 20th century children's books including a large group of German children's books from Jugendstil period; English and American literature; 36 original Dick and Jane watercolor paintings; original paintings by various Brandywine illustrators;, Douglas Cockerell binding, Guild of Women Binders; Walter Crane drawings including mockup for First of May, autograph letters, 1890's, Pre-Raphaelites and much much more.
Catalog 23 New Arrivals
200 newly acquired items, first time catalogued from all categories including Children's and Illustrated, Fine Bindings, 1890's Press Books, Pre-Raphaelites and more
Catalog 22: Pre-Raphaeilites, 1890's, Victorian Illustration (133 items)
(Pictured to left: Binding designed by Douglas Cockerell). Offered here is a subset of Catalog 21 featuring Pre-Raphaelite poets and artists, 1890's belles lettres including poetry and illustration, press books of the late 19th century, and Victorian illustration, decorative bindings, poetry and design.
Catalog 21: Children's & Illustrated, Literature, Fine Bindings, 1890's & Press Books, Pre-Raphaelites, Original Art (312 items)
(Pictured to left: illustration by Heinrich Lefler for Marchen Kalendar,1905) Catalog 21 offers a fine assortment of over 300 items featuring many new acquisitions including original artwork, inscribed books, rare and unusual first editions in the following areas: Children's and Illustrated, 19th and 20th Century Literature, Fine Bindings, Press Books, 1890's, Pre-Raphaelites, autograph letters. Of special interest: two watercolors by Jugendstil artist Heinrich Lefler proposed as sequel to famed Kling Klang Gloria; fine copy of "The Germ" (1850), seminal Pre-Raphaelite journal; Decorative Art of Leon Bakst, first edition; Illuminated manuscript by Henry John Stock, English Pre-Raphaelite artist, full book with watercolor paintings; lengthy ALS from R.L. Stevenson to his mother; original Walter Crane mock-up page to "First of May"; first editions by noted German illustrator Ernst Kreidolf, including many in wrappers and one in original slipcase.