Catalogues

2020 Bibliography Week - ABAA Showcase

2020 Bibliography Week - ABAA Showcase

Bibliography Week in New York City is the best time of year, better than Christmas and New Years and all other holidays put together. As ever, the ABAA is hosting a "Showcase" for members at FI/AF, located directly across from the Grolier Club (22 E. 60th Street). All are welcome. Please visit us on the Sixth Floor, which is a beautiful space, originally designed for art classes. Meanwhile, BEHOLD our List of Offerings, as per usual overly described and profusely illustrated. The curious will find herein ephemera related to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Fine and Historic Bookbindings (including a superb English Cottage Roof binding, an early 16th century Cambridge binding by Nicholas Spierinck with contemporary Cambridge provenance, and a Rider's British Merlin almanac with the original stylus); Book Arts (including the 1783 "Memoirs sur la Bastille" with the actual metal engraved plate for the famous frontispiece, and a Mexican codex manuscript written on Amate bark paper depicting prayers for Rain Gods); Children's Books; "Diabolical" Gothic tales written by a 19th century transgendered female who was an intimate of Mary Shelley; a 17th century Islamic manuscript of Sufism prayers; an original photograph ca. 1920 of an African Voodoo healing ritual; the Willard Report on the condition of the Insane Poor in New York (1865); an illustrated WWI French soldier's diary composed behind enemy lines; and much more. We hope you enjoy perusing our List as much as we have enjoyed creating it! 

Glorious Illustrated Catalogue (PDF) - Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

Glorious Illustrated Catalogue (PDF) - Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

Behold our fully illustrated, exhaustively described 98-page catalogue issued on behalf of the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. Enjoy the harvest! 

Snazzy Online Catalogue: Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

Snazzy Online Catalogue: Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

Excavate through our Catalogue of Offerings at the 2019 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (Nov. 15-17 at the Hynes Convention Center). Exhaustively described and profusely illustrated, discerning bibliophiles will find an unusually broad array of items ancient and modern, manuscripts, original drawings, fine and historic bookbindings, and primary source materials relating to the Book Arts, Americana and Latin Americana, Literature, Medicine, Antiquarian Bibliography, Photography, and much more. Please visit us in our Booth #528. Meanwhile, enjoy the harvest!

59th Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

59th Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

Enjoy our Catalogue of Offerings. Highlights include the original watercolor maquettes for the Verneuil's "Kaleidoscope" portfolio (Paris, 1923); a Mexican Amate Witchcraft manuscript on Amate bark paper; a near-fine copy of Humphrey's Victorian Gothic masterpiece "Record of the Black Prince" (1849); a small archive of catalogues issued by the Kelmscott Press; a Venetian Baroque Bookbinding (1670); a mid-19th century Herbarium in a lavishly gold-tooled album; a fine early American bookbinding; Printing by - and for - the Blind; an assortment of Victorian Era Deluxe Publishers Bindings, and much more. Please visit us in Booth D-31. Meanwhile, enjoy the Winter harvest!

California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

Excavate through our wondrous List of 19 curious books and manuscripts related to jurisprudence, issued from the 16th to the 19th century. Includes the 1669 Case of Thomas Skinner, London Courtrooms in 1680, early printed books, Sammelbanden, legal arguments on the forced use of Chastity Belts, Tobacco contraband, the horrific punishments of regicide Robert Francois Damiens (and his family), and much more.

Crime, Punishment & Society

Crime, Punishment & Society

Excavate through our wondrous List of 19 curious books and manuscripts related to jurisprudence, issued from the 16th to the 19th century. Includes the 1669 Case of Thomas Skinner, London Courtrooms in 1680, early printed books, Sammelbanden, legal arguments on the forced use of Chastity Belts, Tobacco contraband, the horrific punishments of regicide Robert Francois Damiens (and his family), and much more.

Rare and Curious Medical Books together with an Assortment of Remarkable Medical Ephemera

Rare and Curious Medical Books together with an Assortment of Remarkable Medical Ephemera

Excavate through our Wondrous List of Curious Medical Books &c. (1504-1944), notable for their historic and artistic interest, arranged chronologically, and profusely illustrated. We invite all bibliophiles to enjoy the harvest.