Catalogue 40 - Humanisme et Renaissance - Romans gothiques - Beaux livres modernesPublished on 14 Nov. 2017
Catalog 57Published on 22 Dec. 2016
Sustained Ambitions or, The Eccentricities of Endurance
Books and manuscripts, allied with a multiplicity of related items, 165 to 2014, all connected by subject, form, appearance, manufacturing mode, or creative process, all described with a presumption of familiarity, and in our unruly, bawdy, and quixotic style, many with rants and assaults from the scrolls of book collecting (Book Code), and some others enhanced by, or if you prefer, diminished by those hopefully tolerated detours and digressions, captured under the banner we fly as,
The Tao of the Octopus.
The seventh catalog in an un nished series of undetermined length, reinforcing the bookseller’s avant–garde, and heralding the winds of change, through our once concealed, but now revealed aim to craft book catalogs as folk art, without abandoning the self–actualizing forms, protocols, disciplines, and traditions we embrace as the internally guiding, and externally comforting, virtues of the past.
Catalogue 91: Modern Literature, Part One A-KPublished on 19 June 2013
A selection from stock, mostly recent acquisitions, of 481 items of 20th-century literature, priced from £500 to £9,750, principally first editions in dust jacket, a high proportion in presentation or inscribed state, together with associated material such as autograph manuscripts, typescripts, and portrait photographs. A similar selection from authors L–Z is due for publication in September 2013.
Highlights include Thea von Harbou’s novelization of Metropolis (Berlin, 1926) in the preferred deluxe binding; Lawrence Durrell’s privately-printed Deus Loci (Ischia, 1950), presented to T. S. Eliot; James Joyce’s Ulysses (Hamburg, 1933), the second Odyssey Press edition, signed and dated by Joyce; Agatha Christie’s Murder at the Vicarage (1930), inscribed to her secretary Charlotte (“Carlo”) Fisher; an advance review copy of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (New York, 1968); and the signed limited edition of Ian Fleming’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1963) in the original plain acetate dust jacket.