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.
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.