Catalogs

Welcome to my online catalogs!

Here you will find my most recent e-catalogs and also some specialty catalogs.

   Just click on the title and browse…catalogs may take a few seconds to load, please be patient.

All books are in very good or better condition unless otherwise noted.  To see the cover of any book, please ask and I will send you a scan by email.

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Most recent e-catalog:

Catalog 89 ~ March 1, 2021

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   #13  Schloss’s English Bijou Almanac for 1841.  London, England:  Albert Schloss, 1840.  $850.

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Almanacs are sometimes overlooked by collectors but some are of considerable literary and artistic interest.  The tiny almanacs published by Albert Schloss between 1836 and 1843 are of exceptional quality and beauty – true miracles of engraving, illustration, binding and presentation.  Schloss’s English Bijou Almanac for 1841, shown above, has five portraits plus an engraved view of Caernarvon Castle.  The six poems that accompany the engravings are by the Hon. Mrs. Norton, poetess and social reformer.  This minute almanac, only ¾” high, is bound in gilt black leather (both covers and the spine) and has a pictorial paper slipcase.  The hinged leather box is fully lined in velvet and satin and it holds a tiny tortoiseshell magnifier.  All in fine condition.

The Schloss almanacs were designed for affluent ladies and they are the smallest English almanacs in the world.

Catalog 89 offers several other special items:

  • #19 is Carmina Sapphica published by the Bromers. This 2nd edition of Horace’s songs is presented with its very descriptive prospectus in a morocco-backed clamshell box. A handsome item.  SOLD
  • #33 is the last book illustrated by Alfred Mills in a series of 10 children’s books a first edition of Portraits of the Sovereigns of England published by Darton, Harvey & Darton, and J. Harris in 1817.
  • #34 – 40 are seven volumes of Shakespeare published by David Bryce in 1904, in various colors of limp leather. These lovely books feature ornately decorated spines; gilt titles are also on the front covers.
  • #47, 48 and 72 – 75 are fine examples of French books published by Firmin and Marcilly, all with highly decorative plaques on the front covers of ivory, bone or brass.
  • #61 is the Cabinet of Lilliput by J. Harris; the original box with 9 of the original children’s books.  SOLD
  • #71 is Bay Bridges in a Nutshell by Dorothy Yule, a tiny ¾” pop-up book housed in a walnut shell.   SOLD

My entire inventory is now listed on this website.  Scroll down this page to see books listed by publisher.  Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to see listings by category, such as “Antiquarian Books” or “Children’s Books” or “Books About Books”.

 

Previous e-catalogs:

Catalog 86 ~ September 1, 2020

Catalog 87 ~ November 1, 2020

Catalog 88 ~ January 1, 2021

 

Specialty Catalogs by Publisher:

ABCDarium of C. L. Helbert

Achille J. St. Onge

Anne & David Bromer   

Ash Ranch Press

Barbara J. Raheb

Bela Blau & Mariana Blau

Black Cat Press

Borrower’s Press   NEW!

Breed, Butler & Co ~ Breed & Lent

Bronte Press

Burgess & Bowes Dictionaries   

Catharijne Press

Dawson’s Book Shop

G. Barbera

Gleniffer Press

Hilleary & Petko

Hillside Press

Hoshino

Junipero Serra Press / El Camino Real Press

Le Petit Oiseau Press

Lorson’s Books & Prints

Miniature Book Society

Mosaic Press

Mystical Places Press

Nazi Propaganda Booklets 

Oak Park Press

Opuscula Press

Peter & Donna Thomas

Press of the Indiana Kid

Press of Ward Schori

Proof Press

REM Miniatures

Sunflower Press

Tenfingers Press

Wee Willies Workshop

Western Publishing Company (Little Little Golden Books)

William Pickering

Worldhouse Publishers

Xavier Press

Yellow Kid Press

 

Miscellaneous:

Modern American Presses    NEW!

Modern Foreign Presses

 

Specialty Catalogs by Category:

ABC Books

Almanacs by E. T. Hazeltine & Piso

Antiquarian Books   NEW!

Books About Books

Children’s Books

Christmas Books

Mass-Produced Miniature Books   NEW!

Miniature Book Objects  NEW!