Catalogs

We post new virtual catalogs on our home page every 3 or 4 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.).  Once or twice 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 2020

WINTER MISCELLANY 2020

WINTER MISCELLANY 2020

Our new catalog--WINTER MISCELLANY 2020--contains 90 select items, all new arrivals in a variety of fields. Highlights include Signed items by Susan B. Anthony, Buffalo Bill, Dolley Madison, Cole Porter, Marcel Proust, Theodore Roosevelt, Wallace Stevens, and others; as well as rare Americana, Illustrated Books, and much more.

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part II: 55 Items

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part II: 55 Items

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part II

Our new 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.

THE BEATS

THE BEATS

THE BEATS: 112 Items

Our new 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.

SPRING MISCELLANY 2020

SPRING MISCELLANY 2020

SPRING MISCELLANY: 55 Items

Our new catalog, SPRING MISCELLANY, contains 55 select items, all new arrivals, including Signed Books, Letters, & Illustrated Books; Poetry; and much more.

WINTER MISCELLANY: 100 Items

WINTER MISCELLANY: 100 Items

WINTER MISCELLANY: 100 Items

Our new catalog, WINTER MISCELLANY, contains 100 select items, all new arrivals, including Signed Books, Letters, & Photographs by Susan B. Anthony, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, and many others; Books illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Norman Rockwell, among others; First Editions of classics such as A FARWELL TO ARMS and TOM SAWYER; the Nonesuch Dickens; and much more.

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part I: 66 Items

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, Part I: 66 Items

Our new catalog, LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, contains 66 select items, mostly new arrivals, including Archives, Letters, Manuscripts, and Signed Photographs. Highlights include important Handwritten Manuscripts by D. H. Lawrence, A. A. Milne, and Saul Bellow among others; Manuscript Poems by W. H. Auden, Willa Cather, and Robert Frost among others; Letters with fine content by T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, Sean O'Casey, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and W. B. Yeats among others; Signed Photographs by Sinclair Lewis, and much more.

WALT WHITMAN: 28 Select Items

WALT WHITMAN: 28 Select Items

Our new catalog--completely devoted to WALT WHITMAN--contains 28 select items, mostly new arrivals. Highlights include an exceptionally scarce Family Association Copy of SPECIMEN DAYS IN AMERICA; Whitman's first appearance in print published when he was only 15; SIGNED copies of NOVEMBER BOUGHS and TWO RIVULETS; as well as other interesting books and ephemera.

SPRING MISCELLANY 2019: 85 Select Items

SPRING MISCELLANY 2019: 85 Select Items

Our new catalog--SPRING MISCELLANY--has been posted on our website. It contains 85 select items, all new arrivals, in a variety of fields. Highlights include a scarce printing of the Thirteenth Amendment; an exceptional Thoreau Manuscript; an Archive from the 1936 production of A STAR IS BORN; early illustrated works on Japan; stunning hand-colored Travel and Botany titles; early baseball; signed items by John Quincy Adams, David Ben-Gurion, Helen Keller, Robert Kennedy, John D. Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Wallace Stevens, Edith Wharton, etc.; a selection of fine bindings and illustrated books; and much more.