Catalogs

Welcome to my online catalogs!

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

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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 69 ~ November 1, 2017

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      #58  A Description of the City of London.  London: R. Stagg (bound by L. G. Challenger).  $625.

Dear Miniature Book Aficionado,

The featured book shown above was difficult for me to categorize.  It is one volume in a rare and charming juvenile series reprinted for R. Stagg in 1802.  According to Julian Edison (see Miniature Book News, No. 32), there were eight tomes in the series, all printed by Evans and Ruffy in about 7-point type with 12 lines to the page.  The Arthur A. Houghton Catalog states there are twelve tomes in the set (see Houghton 167).

L. G. Challenger bound the copy being offered and I have listed it in the attached catalog under his name. Challenger was an antiquarian book seller and an amateur bookbinder in London in the 1960s and a friend of Louis Bondy. He sometimes bound facsimiles but more often, he rebound antiquarian books.  He signed all his books with “L. G. C.”, typically (but not always) on both covers.  I have seen several of his bindings and all are morocco with ornately gilt spines.  All are beautiful and quite scarce.

Several other rarities are included in this catalog – seek and ye shall find!

Antiquarian French books are among the most beautiful in the world of miniature books.  They often have finely engraved plates of exquisite beauty, high quality leathers and stunning endpapers.  I have included several examples in this catalog by various publishers.  See #40, 52, 59, and 65.

Festive Christmas books are interspersed throughout the catalog.  See #12, 41, 45, 46, 62 and 90.

Msgr. Weber’s latest publication, Greatest Show on Earth, is #56.  He recalls a visit to the circus in the 1940s when he was a teenager.  One of eight colorful postage stamps issued by the US Postal Service depicting early circus posters serves as the frontispiece to his nostalgic tale.

Previous e-catalogs:

Catalog 68 ~ July 1, 2017

Catalog 67 ~ May 1, 2017

Catalog 66 ~ March 1, 2017

 

Specialty Catalogs by Publisher:

Achille J. St. Onge

Andre Kundig

Anne & David Bromer

Arm & Hammer Press

Ash Ranch Press

Barbara J. Raheb

Bela Blau & Mariana Blau

Black Cat Press

Borrower’s Press

Bronte Press

Burgess & Bowes

Catharijne Press

Clearview Press

Dawson’s Book Shop

Fleece Press

G. Barbera

Gleniffer Press

Hilleary & Petko

Hillside Press

Jack R. Levien / Trader’s Press

JEN Press

Juniper Von Phitzer Press

Junipero Serra Press / El Camino Real Press

Kitemaug Press

Le Petit Oiseau Press

Little Farm Press

Lorson’s Books & Prints

MarMichel Press

Minia Press

Miniature Book Society

Mosaic Press

Oak Park Press

Opuscula Press

Pequeño Press

Peter & Donna Thomas

Poole Press

Press of Ward Schori

Proof Press

Rebecca Press

REM Miniatures

Roger Huet

Somesuch Press

Sunflower Press

Tabula Rasa Press

Tamazunchale Press

Wallace Nethery

Wee Willie’s Workshop

Western Publishing Company (Little Little Golden Books)

William Lewis Washburn

Wind & Harlot Press

Winthrop Press

Xavier Press

Yellow Kid Press

 

Specialty Catalogs by Category:

ABC Books

Almanacs by E. T. Hazeltine & Piso

Antiquarian Books

Books About Books

Children’s Books

Christmas Books & Christmas Book Ornaments

Hungarian Books

Miniature Book Objects

Miscellaneous Dollhouse Books

Miscellaneous Foreign Presses

Nazi Propaganda Booklets

If you are looking for a specific book by any publisher, please contact me.