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 84 ~ May 2020

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#88 Galileo a Madama Cristina di Lorena (1615) by Galileo Galilei. Padua: Tipogr. Salmin, 1896-1897

Catalog 84 is devoted entirely to the Antiquarian Miniature Book Collection of Virginia Stoody of Whittier, California.  She and her husband, an inventor and entrepreneur, lived on 42 acres and together they raised quarter horses, tended fruit trees and roses, and rescued wild animals.

Virginia was a curious perso n with broad interests.  She was a world traveler and visited over 100 countries, collecting paintings and bronzes, Native American jewelry, miniature tea cups, and 1000s of books.  In the 1950s, she began ardently collecting miniature books and continued until she died in 1984.  She chose the finest examples of antiquarian and modern books, buying primarily from Louis Bondy and Dawson’s Book Shop.

Highlights of her antiquarian book collection include the famous Galileo a Madama Cristina di Lorena (1615), The Infant’s Library, The Whole Book of Psalms in Meter, The Mite, My Tiny Alphabet Book and a fabulous manuscript titled Bridle Paths.  She had books with silver covers, mother-of-pearl covers inlaid with silver, illustrated children’s books, Ethiopian manuscripts, lockets, photo books and many almanacs and calendars.  Her travels allowed her to buy books from all over Europe, Africa and Asia.

There’s an amazing book with an embroidered binding, signed by the author, who was the queen of Romania! Another marvel is a tiny hand-carved ivory viewer that contains The Ten Commandments.  And item #1 is a book-shaped locket with a photo of a baby on one side and a lock of his hair on the other – only 7/8” high.

An antiquarian collection like this doesn’t come along very often.  Enjoy perusing the catalog!  To see the 20th century books that Virginia collected, please scroll down.

 

Previous e-catalogs:

Catalog 81 ~ November 1, 2019

Catalog 82 ~ January 2020

Catalog 83 ~ March 2020

 

Specialty Catalogs by Publisher:

ABCDarium of C. L. Helbert

Achille J. St. Onge   New!

Amistad Press   New!

Andre Kundig

Anne & David Bromer   New!

Ash Ranch Press

Attic Press    New!

Barbara J. Raheb

Bela Blau & Mariana Blau   New!

Black Cat Press   New!

Borrower’s Press   New!

Breed, Butler & Co ~ Breed & Lent

Bronte Press

Burgess & Bowes Dictionaries     On Sale $5 each

Carol Schwartzott 

Catharijne Press

Clearview Press

Dawson’s Book Shop   New!

Fleece Press

G. Barbera

Gleniffer Press

Hilleary & Petko   New!

Hillside Press   New!

Hoshino

Jack R. Levien / Trader’s Press   New!

Junipero Serra Press ~ El Camino Real Press

Kitemaug Press   New!

Le Petit Oiseau Press

Little Farm Press

Lorson’s Books & Prints

Miniature Book Society    New!

Mosaic Press   New!

Nazi Propaganda Booklets

Oak Park Press

Opuscula Press    New!

Pequeño Press

Peter & Donna Thomas    New!

Poole Press   New!

Press of Ward Schori     New!

Proof Press

Quail Hill Press    New!

REM Miniatures    New!

Silver Thimble Books

Somesuch Press    New!

Sunflower Press   New!

Tabula Rasa Press    New!

Tamazunchale Press

Tenfingers Press    New!

Wee Willies Workshop

Western Publishing Company (Little Little Golden Books)

Wind & Harlot Press

Worldhouse Publishers    New!

Xavier Press

Yellow Kid Press    New!

 

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    New!

Almanacs by E. T. Hazeltine & Piso

Antiquarian Books   New!

Books About Books    New!

Children’s Books    New!

Christmas Books    New!

Hungarian Books

Miniature Book Objects    New!