Catalogs

We post new virtual catalogs on our home page every 2 or 3 months, usually with some theme in mind.  Past catalogs have centered around individual authors (Auden, Frost, Shaw, etc.) or subject matters (Manuscripts, 19th Century American & British Literature, Hand-Colored Plate Books, etc.).  Two or three times a year, the catalog is a medley of finer, scarcer items including early printed books, fine bindings, hand-colored plate books, travel & exploration, and association copies.  In addition we frequently update the site with new arrivals in a variety of fields.

We hope you will visit us frequently to find items in your areas of collecting.  We will certainly be working hard to come up with the unusual and desirable books and autographs that many have become accustomed to seeing from us.

WINTER MISCELLANY 2021

WINTER MISCELLANY 2021

WINTER MISCELLANY 2021

Our new catalog --WINTER MISCELLANY 2021-- contains 50 new arrivals, mostly Hand-Colored Plate Books and Fine Bindings with a scattering of High Spots, many Signed.

SIGNED BOOKS

SIGNED BOOKS

SIGNED BOOKS

Our catalog --SIGNED BOOKS-- contains 45 new arrivals, mostly literary and presidential but also containing books signed by Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others.

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS & LETTERS, PART 3

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS & LETTERS, PART 3

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS & LETTERS, PART 3

Our catalog -- LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS & LETTERS, PART 3 -- contains 51 select items, all but one new arrivals, including Archives, Letters, Manuscripts, and Signed Photographs with a strong representation of 19th Century authors. Highlights include manuscripts by Amiri Baraka, William Cullen Bryant, Bret Harte, J. G. Whittier, and others. Also included are letters by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mary Shelley, and John Steinbeck, as well as signed photographs of Hans Christian Andersen and others. There are archives of correspondence and manuscripts by Mark Twain, T. S. Eliot, George Bernard Shaw, Archibald MacLeish, and a nearly complete archive of the writings and journals of Craig Nova.

SUMMER MISCELLANY 2021

SUMMER MISCELLANY 2021

SUMMER MISCELLANY 2021

Our catalog--SUMMER MISCELLANY 2021--contains 70 select items, all new arrivals in a variety of fields with interesting Americana and Illustrated Books, and our usual assortment of Signed items. Highlights include a collection of Expressionist Prints by Alfred Kubin, a scarce book on Bermuda,, Eva La Gallienne's copy of Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE, 2 books with Original Silkscreens by Jacob Lawrence, Smith's 1774 EXAMINATION OF THE CONNECTICUT CLAIM TO LANDS IN PENNSYLVANIA, as well as Signed items by Henry Adams, Raymond Carver, Willa Cather, and others.

SPRING MISCELLANY 2021

SPRING MISCELLANY 2021

SPRING MISCELLANY 2021

Our catalog--SPRING MISCELLANY 2021--contains 75 select items, all new arrivals in a variety of fields with much in Early Printed Books, Americana, and our usual assortment of Signed items. Highlights include Gottfried's well-illustrated 1655 book on American voyages, Edward Everett's copy of Emerson's "The American Scholar," Ruskin one of 7 on vellum with 4 letters tipped in, a scarce book with an LGBTQ connection by the only woman to win the Medal of Honor, as well as Signed items by W. H. Auden, Andrew Carnegie, T. S. Eliot, Joyce Kilmer, Jackie Robinson, Theodore Roosevelt, William Carlos Williams, Woodrow Wilson, and others.

THE BEATS

THE BEATS

THE BEATS: 112 Items

Our catalog, THE BEATS, contains more than 100 items related to the Beat movement, nearly all new arrivals, with a few items from stock at reduced prices. Many of these wonderful pieces come from two libraries, that of R'Lene Dahlberg, widow of the writer Edward Dahlberg and friend of many authors, and that of one of the original Beats, Herbert Huncke. Drug addict, petty thief, and sub-culture icon, Huncke introduced William Burroughs to heroin, and Burroughs introduced him to his friends, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Huncke appeared as a character, sometimes under his own name, in ON THE ROAD (Elmo Hassel), as well as three other books by Kerouac, HOWL, JUNKIE (Herbert), and GO (Ancke). It was Huncke who introduced Kerouac to the term "beat," which Kerouac would later use to describe his generation to John Clellon Holmes. Kerouac called Huncke "the greatest storyteller I know." In his last few years, Huncke lived in the Chelsea Hotel, where his rent came from financial support from Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, whom Huncke never met. We hope you enjoy browsing these amazing Beat relics. Our summer catalog will consist of manuscript material and archives, including Paul Bowles and Amiri Baraka.

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part II: 55 Items

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part II: 55 Items

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part II

Our catalog, LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part II, contains 55 select items, mostly new arrivals, including Archives, Letters, Manuscripts, and Signed Photographs. Highlights include important Handwritten Manuscripts by Amiri Baraka, John Burroughs, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and John Cowper Powys, among others; Archives by Paul Bowles, Sinclair Lewis, and E. H. Shepard, among others; Letters with fine content by Raymond Carver, James Fenimore Cooper, Rudyard Kipling, and William Wordsworth, among others; and much more.