Rare Books Prints and ArtPublished on 09 March 2020
Spring 2020 - From The Federalist Papers to Fleming's Complete Bond SeriesPublished on 04 March 2020
Browse an exceptional selection of new acquisitions with the arrival of our new Spring 2020 Catalog of fine rare books and historic documents. Highlights of the catalog include an exceptionally rare first edition of The Federalist Papers, a first edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, a first edition of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, a scarce calligraphic quotation signed and entirely in the hand of J.R.R. Tolkien, a fine complete first edition set of all fourteen James Bond novels in the original dust jackets, and a rare first edition of The Story of Ferdinand signed by both Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson.[...] Read more
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair CataloguePublished on 21 Feb. 2020
We invite you to take a look at our selection of rare and interesting books on diverse subjects from the dawn of printing to the present day.
On this important occasion, we would like to show you presentation copies and autographs, including a page from the score of the main theme of Casino Royale (1967) by Burt Bacharach (n. 11) and a presentation copy by the great Italian Romantic Ugo Foscolo (n. 5) of his translation of Sterne’s Sentimental Journey (1814).
A wonderful leaf from a 1455 Gutenberg Bible (n. 21) is included in our selection of manuscripts and incunabula, which further features a breviary from the Abbey of St. Loup of Troyes (n. 14) and a wonderful printed border by Johann Zainer of Ulm (n. 19).
One of our best represented categories, Natural History will showcase an exceptional volume of the Historia Naturalis by Pliny (n. 43) and a rare floral book on Antigua by Lydia Byam (n. 37), inter alia.
The section on the History of Science highlights the complete Philosophical Collections (1679 - 82), which were edited by Robert Hooke and presented some of the most important discoveries of the 17th century for the first time (n. 50). Furthermore, there is the first book ever printed with embossed types for the blind, using a technology that predates the Braille alphabet.
The great occultist Aleister Crowley formed a special relationship with John Symonds, his literary executor. We are also proud to present unique Crowley items, including an unpublished drawing from Thelema Abbey of 1921 (n. 113) and the holograph manuscript of The King of the Shadow Realm (n. 110), the biography of Aleister Crowley by Symonds.
Art objects include a very rare, signed and dated, bronze cast of the death mask of Joseph Stalin (n. 115) and a fine contemporary portrait of Charles Dickens, aged about 49 (n. 117).
We hope you will enjoy browsing the history of ideas and experience the many wonders of the past.