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
Catalogue Jules VernePublished on 13 Dec. 2018
Ce catalogue présente un éventail presque exhaustif des Voyages extraordinaires sertis dans les plus beaux cartonnages illustrés des éditions Hetzel : des grands classiques aux titres les plus rares décrits par Philippe Jauzac dans Jules Verne – Hetzel et les cartonnages illustrés (Les éditions de l’Amateur, Paris, 2005) ainsi que quelques exemplaires absents de cette bibliographie de référence.[...] Read more
Catalogue VIIPublished on 02 Aug. 2016
From Augustine to Alice in WonderlandPublished on 05 Aug. 2015
This catalog of rare and antiquarian books features books in U.S. Southern and Western Literature, International Literature, Plays, Uncorrected Proofs, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Economics and much more. Literature highlights include a rare first complete English edition of The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant, Don Quixote from 1620, The Catcher in the Rye inscribed first edition, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings first edition trilogy, a large selection of James Bond first editions, and Anne of Green Gables first edition.
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2-in-1: Selections from the Library of Kate Stettner Lobell and Carl D. Lobell and New ArrivalsPublished on 19 Feb. 2015
The books in the first part of this catalog represent a selection from the collection of Kate Stettner Lobell and Carl D. Lobell of New York City. They are perhaps best known as collectors of important American art, as well as donors of some of that art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (where Carl is a Benefactor), the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of American Folk Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. However, in their spare time, Kate and Carl have managed to compile a collection of excellent literary first editions.
What distinguishes the collection is that they bought solely to their own taste. The books they have collected conform to no one else’s list of what was or is excellent or important, but fully reflect their own interests and enthusiasms. While many of the titles are well-known and sought after, and in very nice collector’s condition, all of that seemed, at least from our vantage point, as only incidental to their enjoyable pursuit of their own idiosyncratic interests. Their enjoyment of the collecting process was genuine and infectious.
Now the time has come to release some of the books that they’ve harvested back into the wild, and we are pleased to be able to facilitate that process.
Archives and Manuscripts #15Published on 27 Feb. 2014
This catalog of 38 items contains original book-related artwork; runs of 19th and early 20th century literary periodicals; albums of interesting vintage photographs; signed manuscripts; hand written letters; and other unique finds.
Some highlights include:
-A remarkable collection of 244 H.P. Lovecraft items, with over 200 rare amateur press appearances dating as early as 1914
-A large archive of 31 collections of complete or near-complete sets of original artwork for books published by the Macrae Smith Company of Philadelphia, a leading publisher of children’s and young adult books
-A collection of over 100 Typed Letters Signed from the author Eugene L. Cunningham, best known for his Western-theme novels and pulp adventure stories
-A collection of more than 90 letters, postcards, and telegrams sent to Mayor Joseph F. Mattice in response to the 1970 Asbury Park, New Jersey Riots
California Fair 2012Published on 06 Feb. 2012
37 rare books, artworks, manuscripts on display at the 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena, 10-12 February 2012.[...] Read more