CA Book Fair 2015

From Friday, February 6th-Sunday, February 8th we will be at The 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Oakland, CA. We will be among 200 booksellers from 33 different countries around the world. We have posted a new e-catalogue for this occasion. We are featuring items such as a first edition of Samuel Beckett’s Molloy, Sir […]

Happy Birthday to Lewis Carroll

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son, the jaws that bite, the claws that catch!” Happy Birthday to Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) who took many of us to Wonderland. Take a look at our second edition (first published English edition) of Alice, and the first edition of Through the Looking Glass. This 2 volume set has […]

Bibliography Week Showcase Catalogue

Today we are at the Bibliography Week Showcase at Christ Church (60th street and Park Avenue) from 10:30am-4pm. With this showcase comes a new catalogue. This catalogue features a Harper Bible in Deluxe American binding which is illuminated and contains both the Old and New Testaments. To quote Frank Weitenhampf “…this Harper publications was a […]

Arthur Rackham and an Anthropomorphic Tree

Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration (1900-1914). Rackham’s works have become popular since his death, in Britain and in North America, and they have been primarily used for the greeting card industry, as well as his books continually being published. His illustrations […]

A.A. Milne's Birthday

“If there’s a buzzing-noise, somebody’s making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee.” Then he thought another long time, and said: “And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey.” Today is A.A. Milne’s birthday. Many know […]

Charles Addams's original cartoon

  This pen, ink, and wash signed cartoon by Charles Addams certainly reflects the dark humor exemplified in his creation of the Addams Family. This original cartoon is a depiction of a witch with a haggard appearance, pointed hat and all, stirring a cauldron full of slimy creatures. A small delivery girl is tied to […]

Watercolors of the snow

After yesterday’s snowfall, it is certainly a chilly day here in New York City. Reminds us of these two winter scenes by Everett Shinn. They are watercolor on paper and depict the frigid countryside with a man walking through the snow, and reindeer pulling a sleigh. Shinn’s use of browns and oranges gives warmth to […]