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.
Most recent e-catalog:
#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  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  complete with 4 volumes and the original box
#53. The Story of Writing  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.
Specialty Catalogs by Publisher:
Ash Ranch Press New!
Burgess & Bowes Dictionaries On Sale $5 each
Mosaic Press New!
REM Miniatures New!
Specialty Catalogs by Category:
Antiquarian Books New!