ca. 1833 [paper watermaked 1833]. A most unusual mosaic binding, with the use of hundreds of small multicolored... Read More about Blank album
A specialty of James Cummins Bookseller - Rare and sought after books on book-collecting, publishing history, incunabula, book-plates, fore-edge painting, bookbinding, auction and trade catalogues, bibliographies and the history of printing.
Wien, Pest, Leipzig: A. Hartlebens Verlag, 1882. First Edition. A wonderful book. Read More about Illustrirte Geshichte der Buchdruckerkunst
Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1947. First American Edition, one of 40 on India paper of a worldwide edition of 510 copies. Read More about Luminario, or the third chapter of the Liber Elementorum Litterarum: On the Construction of Roman...
Paris: Damascène Morgand et Charles Fatout Libraires, 55 Passgedes Panoramas, 1876-1893. First edition. A complete list of these wonderful Bookseller's catalogues, with prices. Read More about Bulletin de la Librairie Morgand et Fatout
Paris: Édouard Rouveyre, Éditeur, 1891. No. 637 of 650 copies on Vélin teinté (of 750 total copies). A work on French tastes in book collecting. Read More about Des Livres Modernes qu’il convient d’acquérir
Paris: Librairie Charavay Freres, 1885. Complete series of sale catalogues of Bovet's immense collection of autographs. Read More about Lettres Autographes composant la Collection de M. Alfred Bovet
nd. Marion Boyars and John Calder started Calder and Boyars in the 1960s and started her own firm in 1975. She died in 1999 at age of 71. The sentiemnt may refer to her split with Calder. Read More about Self Portrait, with "The day after the saddest day of my life." beneath it
New York: American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1931. Signed by Bradley. Read More about Fifty Books of the Year [1931
nd. Braziller is a publisher. Read More about Self Portraits of Mike and Karen Braziller
New York: D. Appleton, 1860. First edition. Pioneer of Sporting Journalism. The biography of Porter, who in 1831 founded the American sporting periodical 'spirit of the Times," and served as its editor from 1835 to 1850. He also edited the American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine from 1840-1844, and the..... Read More about Life of William T. Porter
London: W. Clarke, 1819. First edition. A history of British libraries, with chapters on the British Museum, Bodleian, Cambridge, and other public libraries, and chapters on private libraries and libraries sold at auction. Beckford helped in the making of this volume, and “A Dialogue in the Shades” (bound in at..... Read More about Repertorium Bibliographicum; or, Some Account of the Most Celebrated British Libraries. [Compiled...
Bombay [India]: March 1918. 'The Same Pleasure and Advantages as the British'. A British Raj era letter, written by the Marchioness of Willingdon, while in India with her husband, Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, who was serving as Governor of Bombay. Lady Willingdon organized the Bombay Presidency War and..... Read More about Typed letter signed Lady Marie Willingdon ("Marie Willingdon") to the Rajsaheb...
September 6, 1876. Printed on Satin. Read More about Broadsheet on Satin: Chesnut St. Theatre. Souvenir of the 100th Performance of "Our...
North Wolcott, [Vermont]: 1865. An excellent example of a late 19th-century auction broadside, with its characteristic bold typesetting. Read More about Broadside: Auction Sale! To Close The Subscriber will sell at public auction on Saturday Sept....
London: Published by the Society of Antiquaries of London, 1866. First edition. Read More about Catalogue of a Collection of Printed Broadsides in the Possession of the Society of Antiquaries...
London: Ellis and Elvey, 1891. First edition, one of 100 copies, with six copies of large paper. An important library containing 170 volumes with fore-edge painting by Vecellio, from the famous Pillone library which are listed at pp.662-680 of Volume II, "Collected at the close of the sixteenth century by..... Read More about Catalogue of the Manuscripts and Printed Books Collected by Thomas Brooke F. S. A. and Preserved...
London: William Brown, 130 Old Street, St. Luke's, 1837. First edition. Read More about A Catalogue of Books, English and Foreign, consisting of a Very Extensive Collection of Divinity,...
New York: James Osborne Wright, 1886. First Edition, one of 100 copies. Second chapter is entitled "Bibliomania" Read More about Iconoclasm and Whitewash and other Papers
Reading: not for Publication, 1847 [but actually London ca. 1893]. Wise forgery. The most infamous Wise forgery, purporting to be the first edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese. John Carter and Graham Pollard's exhaustive investigation, presented in their Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets..... Read More about Sonnets. By E.B.B
Chicago: A. c. McClurg & Co, 1904. First edition. Read More about Florence in the Poetry of the Brownings
Paris: Jules Gay, 1862. First edition, No. 54 of 54 copies on papier Hollande. One of 54. Contains a bibliography of works on the legendary Pope(ss?) Joan. Read More about La Papesse Jeanne étude historique et littéraire par Philomneste junior
London: Constable & Co, 1935-1936. First Editions, limited to 500 copies. Volumes nine and ten of Michael Sadleir's influential Bibliographia series. Read More about Anglo-American First Editions 1826-1900. East to West. Describing First Editions of English...
London: Constable & Co, 1935. First edition. Volumes nine of Michael Sadleir's influential Bibliographia series. Read More about Anglo-American First Editions 1826-1900. East to West. Describing First Editions of English...
Boston: Hall, . First edition. Auchincloss’ Annotated Copy. With Louis Auchincloss’ annotations and emendations at the front and back for a total of 12 pages. Auchincloss is also the book’s dedicatee. Read More about Louis Auchincloss and His Critics: A Bibliographical Record. With Introduction by Louis Auchincloss
London: A.M. Philpot Ltd, 1923. First edition, Number 207 of 500 copies. Printed by Unwin Brothers. (Published at £3.3). Still the standard, indispensable Burton reference. Read More about An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton. Preface by F. Grenfell Baker
[London]: Printed [by the Curwen Press] for the First Edition Club, 1925. First Edition, no. 479 of 500 copies printed. ‘every book and pamphlet which Byron is known to have written’. Elegantly produced catalogue of the major Byron exhibition mounted by the First Edition Club in 1925. Though not the..... Read More about Bibliographical Catalogue of First Editions Proof Copies & Manuscripts of Books by Lord Byron...