From Thoreau to ‘Tender is the Night’Published on 03 Aug. 2015
We are pleased to present a selection of collectible and rare books in the genres of literature, science fiction and mystery, original foreign language first editions, Broadway plays, biography and autobiography, economics, and much more. Literature highlights include a first edition of The Sun Also Rises in the rare first issue dust jacket, first editions of Taps at Reveille and Tender is the Night inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Good Earth first edition inscribed by Pearl Buck. Other points of interest to explore are a true first edition in German of Civilization and Its Discontents inscribed by Sigmund Freud to fellow psychologist Havelock Ellis (p. 45) and Security Analysis first edition by Graham and Dodd (p. 57).
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Musinsky 2015 / IPublished on 06 Feb. 2015
Please find herewith our first e-catalogue for 2015. It contains 27 items from the 15th century to 1850, largely recent acquisitions. The highlights are two sixteenth-century German illustrated vernacular story collections, both legendary rarities, and a splendid copy of the first edition of Wendel Dietterlin’s earliest architectural design books, which foreshadowed surrealism and perspective-bending artists like Escher.
Also in the catalogue are a board game for determining one’s career path for 19th-century teenagers; a thieving bibliophile’s magnum opus on world languages, in a presentation copy to the French royal pretender; a 16th-century astrology manual in a contemporary dyed vellum flap (or “wallet”) binding; a guide to relics with advice on how to contemplate them; a pair of prostitutes’ laments on improved lighting in Paris streets; a typological treatise containing engraved models for stained glass; and other oddities of which you will find few if any copies elsewhere, either in OCLC, in Via Libri, or in digitized formats.