From The Author: A Selection of signed or inscribed books and related itemsPublished on 01 July 2017
A joint catalogue of books, photographs, letters and similar items from the inventories of Meridian Rare Books and E. J. Morten Booksellers. We are pleased to offer signed works of literature; books and historical documents signed by soldiers and politicians, philosophers and kings; notable signatures from the mountaineering and polar fields; and works of travel.[...] Read more
Archives and Manuscripts #14Published on 02 Dec. 2013
This catalog of 33 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 collection of over 500 photographs by Bette S. Garber, "the Cartier-Bresson of American trucking"
-82 erotic typescripts assembled by the legendary collector and Oklahoma oil man, Roy Melisander Johnson
-A handwritten journal by George C. Baker from 1853, wit ha six-page account of the Women's Right Movement
English Books and Music before 1800Published on 30 May 2012
The last month or two has been busy, including trips to Europe and America looking for books and then, of course, the fun of cataloguing them when you get back. You can see a number of these recent acquisitions here, including some really great music items (Purcell, Henry Lawes, Pietro Reggio, Mace's Musick's Monument, 1676, Simpson's Division-Violist, 1659, Shakespearean operas by Garrick, and a complete run of Warren's Collection), many with nice early provenances. Also included: a rare cook book (Edinburgh, 1755), Mythology made easy (1790, only one other copy known), and a practical guide for young army officers (Guernsey, 1798).[...] Read more