We are excited to be able to offer some truly wonderful items in this catalog, including: Evelyn Waugh's first book, "PRB, An Essay," his own copy, inscribed by Waugh, and passed down through the family through the author's godmother; Christina Rossetti's first book, 1847, "Verses" with numerous test corrections; a host of superb fine bindings including a wonderful Ashendene in stunning binding; a plethora of scarce and fine children's and illustrated books including a special shelf of seven N. C. Wyeth illustrated classics, all inscribed by Wyeth to extendend family members; Press Books, 1890's, fine English and American Literaure, and much, much more.
Featuring 1890's, Press Books, Belles Lettres, over a hundred scarce ephemera including Kelmscott Press, Vale Press, Eragny Press Specimen Pages, Announcements, Order Forms, Signed, Limited Editiions, Association Copies of important and scarce Turn of the Century titles.
Featuring almost all new stock, over half not appearing on the internet in many years. Highlights include: over 40 fine bindings from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, an 1867 Zaehnsdorf exhibited at the Paris Exhibition (with whole page inscription by Zaehnsdorf), Sangorski & Sutcliffe with Dickens watercolor portrait, Charles Ricketts vellum binding, superb Guild of Women Binders by Constance Karslake with full-size inlaid vellum doublures; VALE PRESS 10 Copies Printed on Vellum; complete William Morris proof copy of book; lock of William Morris hair; Robert Catterson-Smith proof drawings by Burne-Jones; Burne-Jones "Flower Book"; "Alice and Wonderland" double fore-edge painting; "Tragic Mary" and "Key of Blue" both Large Paper Vellum Bindings; Heinrich Lefler Jugendstil artist original watercolor; Dante Gabriel Rossetti "Ballads and Sonnets," inscribed to Edward Burne-Jones; over 50 autograph letters and manuscripts including Ezra Pound to Helen Rossetti, original prescription for cyanide written for D.G. Rossetti by his doctors; two original Rossetti Library of Congress signed Copyright documents; Hall Caine to Frederic Shields, "Rossetti is very ill,"and much, much more!
A stellar collection, nearly all new acquisitions from three major collections: fine examples from 1890's, 19th Century English Literature, Fine Bindings, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts, many signed and presentation copies, a fine collection of 19th Century children's books, etc. Highlights include Oscar Wilde's, The Sphinx; a fine collection of Vale Press including Pre-Vale titles, a near-complete Laurence Housman collection featuring Large Paper copies and many inscribed copies, Wiener Werkstatte illustrated classic by Minka Podhajska, superb fine bindings including Sarah Prideaux, Hand-Illumined Browning Sonnets Bound by R. R. Adams, Guild of Women Binders, Doves Binding on Kelmscott Press and Binyon's Dream Come True supebly bound by Donnelley, much more. Over 300 items.
Our annual and largest catalog of the year featuring predominately new acquisitions. Perhaps our finest to date, with a large selection of fine bindings (including "The Germ" in a superb Doves Binding), a fine assortment of early juveniles from 1800-1830, Jugendstil (some extremely rare and sought after), some very rare and stunning Morris & Company offerings, Arts & Crafts original art, as well as our usual strong representation in 19th Century British literature and autographs and manuscripts.
19th Century British Literature, Inscribed and Association Copies, Poetry,The Pre-Raphaelites, Belles Lettres
Featuring a stellar collection of over sixty fine bindings by English and American bookbinders, uncommon illustrated books, and a varied assortment of 19th Century American and British Literature, Children’s Books, Autograph Letters, and inscribed books.