We're gearing up for the London International Antiquarian Book Fair at the end of the month, and looking forward to seeing many of you there. We'll be bringing along some charming illustrated books and some new-to-us acquisitions, including Gould's "The Birds of Great Britain" and Boydell's illustrations of Shakespeare. You can find us at booth #B05.
To you, dear reader, we humbly present our latest catalog, comprised of a collection of recently acquired black and white photographs. The two photographers most represented within are Chris Felver and Lynda Koolish -- two Bay Area artists who offered a view of the literary movers and shakers of their respective eras. By Felver there are photos of important figures of the Beat generation, including Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- and from Koolish, we have photos of feminist writers Audre Lorde, Ntozake Shange, and Margaret Atwood. Between these two ends of the spectrum, we also have photos by Jack Welpott, CR Snyder, Chris Kessler, and Claire Burch. Enjoy.
Spring 2015: First edition classics by Carroll, Milne, Swift, and Stevenson, several inscribed and extra-illustrated; illustrators including Tenniel, Rackham, Newell, Shepard, and Sendak, as well as some more unusual items including an early English horn book and two very fine pop-up books.
Winter 2015. In conjunction with Inspired By Blake, a two-week William Blake Festival underway in Oxford, England, we are pleased to be collaborating with Blackwell's Bookshop on a list devoted to Blake's books and prints.
Autumn 2014. Presidents, pirates, explorers, and American literary greats with appearances by De Bry, Captain Cook, Captain Bligh, President Lincoln, and others.
Summer 2014. A selection of signed and inscribed books, several extra-illustrated or with manuscripts laid in. From a 13th century bible from the library of Talleyrand to Where the Wild Things Are.
Spring 2014: This list features a broad array of autograph material from world leaders, musicians, artists, and writers. Churchill, Clemens, Einstein, Eliot, Elizabeth I, Hitler, Lincoln, Napoleon, Roosevelt, Thoreau, Wordsworth and more all lie within.
Spring 2014. The first in a series of lists which will present a large private library recently acquired from the San Francisco Bay Area. This list focuses on illuminated manuscripts but includes early books, fine press, and association material.