2015 London Antiquarian Book Fair

  In a short while we will be heading off to the 2015 London Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair runs from May 28th through the 30th. Below is a short selection of highlights that we will be bringing. Click here to view the full list on our website.       (BINDING, MEUNIER) KHAYYAM, OMAR. RUBAIYAT OF […]

A Very Happy Birthday to L. Frank Baum

    Lyman Frank Baum’s tales of the land of Oz and its colorful characters have touched the lives of children and adults since the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Before the next Oz book was written, Baum and illustrator Wallace Denslow had a falling-out, which subsequently required a new illustrator for […]

St. George, Wm. Shakespeare, and Mr. Morgan

Today is a notable day in the literary calendar, being the 451st anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. It is also World Book Day, and the birthday of President James Buchanan (1791-1868), Hawaiian president Sanford B. Dole (1844-1926), Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982), and Avram Davidson  (1923-1993). Ever since “Steevens adopted that date in his 1773 […]

150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Assassination

Today marks the anniversary in which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford’s Theatre. This autograph letter, by George B. Todd to his brother, is a remarkably clear and dramatic eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from a naval surgeon who was close to the President’s box at the theatre that very […]

150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination

Today marks the anniversary in which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford’s Theatre. This autograph letter, by George B. Todd to his brother, is a remarkably clear and dramatic eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from a naval surgeon who was close to the President’s box at the theatre that very […]

A Happy Easter and Passover to All Celebrating

Charles Dodgson’s, Lewis Carroll. A Handbook to the Literaure of the Rev. Chas. Lutwidge Dodgson (1931). Second issue with second line of title ‘-To-‘. http://bit.ly/1F9fBP4 “DEAR CHILD, Please to fancy, if you can, that you are reading a real letter, from a real friend whom you have seen, and whose voice you can seem to yourself to hear wishing you, […]

A Watercolor that is Certainly Smug

The title of this watercolor is humorous to say the least. Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly’s ‘The Smug Dragon’ is a depiction of a wingless dragon slumped over a log with its limbs splayed out to the sides. Its smugness radiates throughout the watercolor especially while making eye contact with the viewer acting as if it […]

Edouard Sandoz's illustrations of Classical Myth

Noted Swiss sculptor, Edouard Sandoz’s beautiful illustration of the classical myths Apollo and Daphne and Perseus and Andromeda. He captures the dramatic moment when Daphne, in the arms of the god, is transformed into a tree. He also turns his exceptional skill as a draughtsman to the classic myth of Perseus and Andromeda, where Perseus, […]

Little Seamaid

Does the warmer weather have you dreaming of days by the sea? This pen and ink on board drawing of sea maidens frolicking in the waves is a beautiful representation of the work of Louis John Rhead. Rhead illustrated editions of: Robin Hood, The Swiss Family Robinson, Robinson Crusoe, The Deerslayer, Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and […]

Is Spring Far Away?

Due to expect another frosty night here in New York City, therefore it is time to hope for spring’s arrival. What better way to wish for sweet smelling blossoms and greenery than to enjoy these watercolors by Emma White? This album of 42 highly accomplished amateur watercolors of flowers — including the double oleander, tiger lilly, […]