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 86 ~ September 2020

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#7  The Amuse for Collection by Haruo Umeda.  Tokyo, Japan:  Hoshino, 1983.  $450.   SOLD

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In the 1970s and 1980s, Asao Hoshino of Tokyo, Japan, produced “some of the finest, most precise, intricate and tightly finished modern miniature books ever produced anywhere…and they remain today the unsurpassed pinnacle of craftsmanship” [Miniature Book News, Number 156].  The Amuse for Collection, shown above, is a fine example.  One of 40 deluxe copies, it is bound in gilt green goatskin with a 4-color inlay.  The stunning slipcase has an 18k number bar and an inset plaque of silver, gold and cloisonné enamel.  The text is in Japanese but the title page is in English and there are 4 illustrations of collectibles, showing a miniature book, fountain pen, pipe and pocket watch.  The regular edition is also available (see my website).

Several items in this catalog are scarce or rare:

#10.  Flowers  [20th c.]  a tiny 1” x 15/16” Japanese book, hand-colored throughout [photos available]  SOLD

#20.  Daniel’s Confession and Prayer  [1845] published by Wright & Albright   SOLD

#29.  The Creation  [one of only 20 hand-colored copies] by Barbara J. Raheb

#49.  Talismanic Prayer Book, an Ethiopian manuscript on vellum with thick wooden boards

#50.  Little Tales  [1850] complete with 4 volumes and the original box

#53.  The Story of Writing  [1935] a well-designed rarity by senior students at Greenfield High

#63.  Cabinet of Lilliput: Instructive Stories; Consisting of Rashness, Alonzo and Indolence Reclaimed   SOLD

Msgr. Francis J. Weber has published a new book, George Washington, letterpress printed and illustrated with  a postage stamp, as usual.  Weber describes Washington as a deeply religious man who prayed every day “in good fortune or bad, in victory and defeat”.  To order George Washington, just ask for item #69.

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

 

Previous e-catalogs:

Catalog 83 ~ March 2020

Catalog 84 ~ May 2020

Catalog 85 ~ July 2020

 

Specialty Catalogs by Publisher:

ABCDarium of C. L. Helbert

Achille J. St. Onge

Amistad Press

Andre Kundig

Anne & David Bromer 

Ash Ranch Press    New!

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!

Le Petit Oiseau Press

Lorson’s Books & Prints

Miniature Book Society

Mosaic Press    New!

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   New!

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   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!