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 85 ~ July 2020

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#58 Mamehon Bamboo (Miniature Book of Bamboo).  Japan, 1966.  SOLD

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE

Catalog 85 is devoted entirely to the 20th century miniature books in Virginia Stoody’s marvelous collection. Shown above is a modern Japanese miniature album of paintings on the subject of bamboo. Measuring a mere 1-1/4” x 7/8”, it is bound accordion fashion in cloth covers, enclosed in a wrap-around case, and protected in a beautifully made wooden box. Inside are 11 double-page original paintings by Matsunosuke Dodo showing first the bamboo sprouts, then young plants and mature examples. Also shown are items made of bamboo – a writing brush, baskets, tools for tea ceremony, fans, and more.  In Japan, miniature books are called mamehon, or “peanut-sized books” and this book on bamboo is one of only 10 manuscripts.

Although most of Virginia’s modern miniature books are by American publishers, this catalog includes books from Germany, Spain, England, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Sumatra, Ethiopia, Mexico, Argentina, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Russia. Some were purchased on her worldwide travels but most came from Dawson’s Book Shop or directly from the publisher. Several of today’s offerings were gifts from friends.

Virginia was a savvy and selective collector and bought the finest examples with an emphasis on “books about books” and dollhouse books, primarily from Borrower’s Press, Jack R. Levien and Mosaic Press.

Catalog 85 offers 101 of her 20th century miniature books. On my website, you’ll find 200+ additional  titles from the popular presses of her day (she collected from 1960-1984).

To enhance your enjoyment of this catalog, nearly all of the books are photographed.

To see all the books that Virginia collected, please scroll down. Check out the 4 new “Miscellaneous” catalogs plus these presses: Achille St. Onge, Black Cat Press, Dawson’s Book Shop, Hillside Press, REM Miniatures, Yellow Kid Press.

 

Previous e-catalogs:

Catalog 82 ~ January 2020

Catalog 83 ~ March 2020

Catalog 84 ~ May 2020

 

Specialty Catalogs by Publisher:

ABCDarium of C. L. Helbert

Achille J. St. Onge

Amistad Press

Andre Kundig

Anne & David Bromer 

Ash Ranch Press

Attic Press

Barbara J. Raheb

Bela Blau & Mariana Blau

Black Cat Press

Borrower’s Press

Breed, Butler & Co ~ Breed & Lent

Bronte Press

Burgess & Bowes Dictionaries     On Sale $5 each

Carol Schwartzott 

Catharijne Press

Clearview Press

Dawson’s Book Shop

G. Barbera

Gleniffer Press

Hilleary & Petko

Hillside Press

Hoshino

Jack R. Levien / Trader’s Press

Junipero Serra Press ~ El Camino Real Press    New!

Kitemaug Press

Le Petit Oiseau Press

Lorson’s Books & Prints

Miniature Book Society

Mosaic Press

Nazi Propaganda Booklets    New!

Oak Park Press

Opuscula Press

Pequeño Press

Peter & Donna Thomas

Poole Press

Press of Ward Schori 

Proof Press

Quail Hill Press

REM Miniatures

Silver Thimble Books

Somesuch Press

Sunflower Press 

Tabula Rasa Press

Tamazunchale Press

Tenfingers Press

Wee Willies Workshop

Western Publishing Company (Little Little Golden Books)   New!

William Pickering 

Wind & Harlot Press

Worldhouse Publishers

Xavier Press

Yellow Kid Press

 

Miscellaneous:

Modern American Presses A-F   New!

Modern American Presses G-M   New!

Modern American Presses N-Z   New!

Modern Foreign Presses   New!

 

Specialty Catalogs by Category:

ABC Books

Almanacs by E. T. Hazeltine & Piso

Antiquarian Books   New!

Books About Books

Children’s Books

Christmas Books 

Miniature Book Objects    New!