Browse the latest catalogs, newsletters, and e-lists of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, and much more from the members of the ABAA below. (Also includes podcasts, blog posts, and other digital formats.)
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- Electronic List 130: Early 20th Century French Illustrated Books & Print Portfolios *New*
- The Art of Greece, Rome and the Ancient Near East, Dr. Jerome Eisenberg’s Library — 3,277 titles in over 3,500 volumes
- E-List 5: California, Asian-Americana, Women, Mexico, the West, and More
- E-List 4: Material Relating to American Indian History
- 19th Century Decorated Paper Bindings, Decorated Cloth Bindings and Historic Works New York Book & Ephemera Fair Catalog
- 26 Lawrence Clark Powell Items *New*
- Texana, the American Civil and a few Western Americana titles *New*
- 15 Treasures from Back of Beyond Books *New*
New York: Broadway Music Corporation, 1913. First Edition. Quarto (35cm); illustrated wrappers; 6pp. Some trivial wear to extremities, a few tiny tears, and a few faint foxed spots to rear wrapper; Near Fine.
Suffrage-themed sheet music, with lyrics told from the perspective of a father and his little boy, whose mother was absent due to her involvement in the women's rights movement. "A little lad with curly hair stood by his father's knee / Could see that he was crying he was sad as he could be / He sobbed and said "I feel so blue," as tears ran down his cheeks / "Oh father where is mother she has not been home for weeks" / His Pa said "Lad the tale is sad, She's down at Suffrage Hall / She's gone to fight for women's rights, why there's their bugle call." In comparison to the denigrating tone of other suffrage songs from the period, the chorus here conveys familial pride: "Hear the tramp of their feet - as they come down the street / Gee those girlies look sweet, They're all dressed up so neat / Your dear old ma just took a fighter's place / She likes the smell of powder 'cause it's always on her face / There's no rats in her hair - you can see she don't care / Holds her head in the air, Gee your mother's a bear / Tramp, Tramp, Tramp the girls are marching, Your Mother's gone away to join the army." OCLC notes 3 holdings (LC, Baylor, British Library). CREW S-1913-18.
Offered by Lorne Bair Rare Books and found in "From Suffrage to Second Wave."
- August Newsletter (Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair & New Arrivals)
- Highlights from the New York Book Fair & New Arrivals (Newsletter)
- English Libertine Literature 1652-1843 -- Catalog available by request firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-catalog 59: Western Americana *New*
- E-catalog 58: Gardening Books *New*
- E-catalog 57: Romance Books *New*
- Catalogue of Book Catalogues: Bookseller and Auction (Ongoing) *New*
- Bookbinding Reference Books -- contact email@example.com for more information...
- Activist Women: 62 items for Women's History Month, 2020
- 30 Posters from the Intersection of Ethnic Activism and Social Movements
- A Vincent Van Gogh Book Spotlight: Lust for Life (Blog) *New*
- Questions to Ask When Visiting a Special Collections Library (Blog)
- Creative Print Movement in Japan: SOSAKU HANGA, SHIN HANGA, and SKETCHTOUR
- Bird and Flower Art in East Asia
- Reformers & Visionaries, Scoundrels & Incendiaries: 250 Years of Persuasive Mapping
- Recent Acquisitions
- Brattlecast #75: Zoom Book Backgrounds (Podcast) *New*
- Brattlecast #74: Vernacular Photos (Podcast) *New*
- E-catalog 70: Fables and Fairy Tales *New*
- E-catalog 69: The Stuff of Legend *New*
- E-catalog 68: Journeys, Imagined and Fantastic *New*
- Armchair Travel *New*
- E-list #54: Never Overlook the Technicalities, Part 3 *New*
- E-list #53: Home Alone: Never Overlook the Technicalities, Part 2
- Catalog 8: Mostly Works from the 15th-18th Centuries, with a Scatter of Modern Material
- Bibliography Week Showcase 2019
- New catalog available — Contact firstname.lastname@example.org/(716) 688-8723 to request…
- THE LUNAR VOYAGE FROM THE 17th CENTURY TO THE PRESENT -- In conjunction with the RBMS and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing -- Offered jointly with John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller
- Popular Fiction 1814-1939: Selections from the Anthony Tino Collection -- Offered jointly with John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller
- List 18: New Series -- 19th Century American Books
- List 17: New Series -- American Books, Manuscripts and Broadsides
- New Arrivals (May 26, 2020) *New*
- Catalog #88, Medical Books from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries -- This catalog is print-only. To request a copy, contact MedBks@aol.com...
by Dorothy Parker.
New York: The Viking Press, 1936 First Edition 210 pages. "This volume contains all of Dorothy Parker's poems excepting a few which she did not wish to retain..."— copyright page. This volume has all of Parker's bestknown verse. Decorations by Valenti Angelo. This is one of 485 numbered copies signed by Parker on a tipped-in page. First edition (first printing). Some spotting to fore-edge of book; a bit of discoloration along the gutter of the limitation page, due to the glue used to attach it. No dust jacket, as issued, but with the goldpaper slipcase showing some shelfwear at the edge. An attractive copy.
Offered by Downton Brown Books, found in "List 16: Modern First Editions" (item #15).
- E-list 71: Medical Miscellany -- A Microbes Tale, Illness Among the Indigent, Kickapoo Remedies & of Course, the Children *New*
- E-list 70: Literary Salad, Mohair Velvet Upholstery, Skunk Pelts, Sweet Potato Slips & Of Course, the Children
- Episode 8: Richard Davies of AbeBooks interviews Sandra Hindman: a glimpse at Les Enluminures’ owner and founder (Podcast)
- Text Manuscripts Spring Update (April 2020)
New York: Avon Books (1999). First edition. Large 8vo. , 2-918 pp. Black paper boards with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $27.50 on front flap of dust jacket. Very slight concavity to top of spine, else Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A very attractive copy of Stephenson's tour de force combining cryptography and fast-paced adventure during the Second World War and the late 1990s.
Offered by Evening Star Books and found in "May 2020 New Arrivals."
New York: Hotel Amazon, ca. 1988. First Edition. Offset printed postcard, photograph of Prince on recto and text on verso. 10 x 15.5 cm. Near fine. Loose as issued. Announcement for the private party hosted by Marcelo Casanova to welcome Prince to New York City for the 1988 Lovesexy Tour.
Offered by Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare and found in "Hip-Hop & Underground Dance Music."
- OCCASIONAL LIST 22: A Miscellany: Original Art Work; Small Archive of Major English Watercolourist; Interesting Theatrical Pieces; Manuscript Material, Etc., Etc. -- available on request from email@example.com...
- Has the following lists available: California, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon, Louisiana, Colorado, Ohio and New York. Will email to interested parties. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request... *New*
- Fine Books & Prints (May 2020) *New*
- Modern Ballet & Dance (May 2020) *New*
- Early Modern Theatre (At Home #13) *New*
- Spring Miscellany Part 3 *New*
- Books from the Warehouse *New*
- New Acquisitions: Working From Home Edition (May 2020) *New*
- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (May 2020) *New*
- E-list #158 -- 50 New Arrivals | Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Sally Mann, James Salter *New*
- E-list #157 -- Armchair Travel *New*
- Comfort Eating: Leftovers *New*
- Joint Catalog 2 or We’d Rather Be Chatting Around the Water Cooler *New* -- in cooperation with McBride Rare Books & Tschanz Rare Books.
- I Love You, California *New*
- We Love L.A. *New*
- Catalog 410: Travel & Vacations Ephemera *New*
- Catalog 409: A Short Happy Selection of Animal Postcards *New*
- At Home with Books -- in collaboration with Honey & Wax Booksellers, Simon Beattie, & Justin Croft.
- Gastronomy at 2020 California Book Fair
- THE LUNAR VOYAGE FROM THE 17th CENTURY TO THE PRESENT -- In conjunction with the RBMS and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing -- Offered jointly with L.W. Currey, Inc.
- Popular Fiction 1814-1939: Selections from the Anthony Tino Collection -- Offered jointly with L.W. Currey, Inc.
- Catalog #74: 100 Rare Books -- with an emphasis on history and military affairs. Please request from email@example.com...
- English Law Before 1776 (May 26, 2020) *New*
- Broadsides (May 19, 2020) *New*
- Argentinean, Brazilian & Peruvian Law, 1777–1950 (May 12, 2020) *New*
- Annotated Books (May 5, 2020) *New*
- On Our Shelves No. 27 – Beast and Man in India (Video)
- Rare Book Moment 26: Look for relationships in your collection (Video)
- So Human *New*
- The Machine Stops *New*
- Americana 2020 Pamphlets 18th and 19th c. Many not in trade *New*
- Rubaiyat Part I *New*
- Californication *New*
- Beethoven: A Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Composer’s Birth *New*
- Catalogue 87 - Potpourri April 2020
- Occult List (May 2020) *New*
- Erin go Bragh: Works from Jamie Murphy and The Salvage Press
- List of 77 Mark Twain First Editions and Ephemera available by request from firstname.lastname@example.org (specify elist or paper copy).
by Forrest Carter
Gantt: Whipporwhill Press, 1973. First Edition. Tiny bit of foxing to top edge of textblock, endpapers show just some light offsetting, else a fine, likely unread copy in a fine jacket that has a small vertical rubbed spot near the head of the spine.
One of a supposed print run of 75 copies, the majority of which were allegedly pulped by agreement with Clint Eastwood when he bought the rights to produce the film The Outlaw Josey Wales. While no one has been able to prove one way or another the truth behind this bit of lore, the book is truly scarce with truly nice copies thin on the ground.
Offered by Kenneth Mallory, Bookseller and found in "Spring New Arrivals."
- Illustrated Catalog on Carlos Merida (1891–1984) -- Mexican painter, sculptor, writer and graphic designer -- available by request from email@example.com
- Latin America
- Joint Catalog 2 or We’d Rather Be Chatting Around the Water Cooler *New* -- in cooperation with johnson rare books & archives and Tschanz Rare Books.
- Houston Book Fair -- a joint list with Langdon Manor Books *New*
- New Acquisitions to the Bishop Collection of Thomas Bird Mosher and the Mosher Press (May 2020) *New*
- E-list: Stocking Stuffers (Newsletter)
- 10 Eye-Catching Books for Your Collection
- Catalog 42. Exemplary Fine Bindings, 19th Century High Spots in English and American Literature
- A Conversation with Frank Romano About his Book History of Desktop Publishing (Video) *New*
- Forgery Titles *New*
- What to Read During Quarantine, Part 2 *New*
- MAGAZINES OF HISTORICAL & CONTEMPORARY INTEREST -- FEBRUARY 2020
- A Magazine’s Eye View of the 20th Century
- Catalog 51, June 2020 -- by subscription only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about obtaining a copy. *New*
- Twenty for Tuesday XXIII *New*
- Greek & Latin Classics *New*
- Japan *New*
- Provenance! *New*
- Virgin of Guadalupe *New*
- Games Sports Puzzles Pastimes *New*
- Dictionaries *New*
(London: Richard Bentley, 1871) 200 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5”). Three volumes expanded to six. “SPECIAL COPY, extra illustrated in six volumes.” CHARMING OLIVE GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT AND WITH PICTORIAL INLAY, BY BAYNTUN (stamp-signed on front turn-in), upper covers with leafy strapwork gilt frame, central inlay in multiple colors of morocco depicting one of the characters from the book, with gilt lettering beneath it, lower covers with gilt-rule frame, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with strapwork and leaf ornament, gilt lettering, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed together in a green cloth slipcase. WITH 537 PLATES, consisting of 27 folding plates (nine hand-colored), 124 hand-colored plates (19 of them from the Rowlandson “Dr. Syntax” series), and 386 black & white engravings, all but one of the plates with original tissue guard. Spines evenly sunned to a pleasing hazel brown, one leaf with neat repair to upper corner (away from text), occasional mild foxing to plates (usually marginal, never offensive), other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE SET, clean and fresh, with none of the offsetting that usually plagues extra-illustrated works, IN SPARKLING BINDINGS.
This is perhaps the ultimate copy of Jesse’s entertaining and informative tour of his beloved city and the characters who have inhabited it over the centuries: it was professionally “grangerized” with fine specimens of 96 relevant prints, all with tissue guards; it was beautifully bound by a leading firm in a style that perfectly complements the contents; and, despite these obvious benefits, it has seen very little use. John Heneage Jesse (1809-74) wrote a number of popular historical works, including royal biographies and court memoirs, that drew praise for their conscientious attention to fact and detail, if not for their originality or wit. Described by DNB as “a dedicated Londoner, [who] seldom ventured away from the metropolitan area,” Jesses leads us here through the districts of his home city, relating anecdotes, noting the locations of momentous events, and pointing out architectural treasures. The added portraits, scenes, and views help to bring his account to life, and the diligent use of tissue guards has prevented these illustrations from affecting the adjacent leaves in a detrimental way. Rowlandson’s famous caricatures from “Dr. Syntax,” portraying the amusing adventures of a country parson in the metropolis, comprise just one example of the half a thousand inserted plates here. The bindings from Bayntun of Bath depict some of the humble characters whose presence gives the capital so much of its flavor: those who sell their wares on the streets and do everyday jobs that keep the city running. The Bayntun firm, founded in Bath in 1894, is now the last of the great Victorian trade binderies still in family ownership. Our binding probably dates from the first quarter of the 20th century, when the workshop was known for imaginative designs that involved the augmenting of gilt decoration with inlaid pictorial designs.
Offered by Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and found in "Catalogue 76" (item #100).
- Special List 374, Shipwrecks & Maritime Literature *New*
- Special List 373: Communism & Socialism *New*
- Special List 372: Knights & Military Orders *New*
- Special List 371, Botany *New*
- Americana e-list - The Untrained Eye: Vernacular Photograph Albums & Amateur Photography *New*
- Americana E-list: Dapper Wrappers *New*
- New Acquisitions in Americana (May 11, 2020) *New*
- Americana E-list: The American City: Creation, Community & Commerce *New*
- LIST 326: SPRING MISCELLANY: Books, Pamphlets, Manuscripts, Photographs, and Ephemera *New*
- LIST 325: VIRGINIA — Books, Pamphlets, & Ephemera, primarily from a multi-generational, single-family collection
- Recently Catalogued (May 19, 2020) *New*
- Recently Catalogued (May 12, 2020) *New*
- Catalog 164: Low Spots *New*
Boston: Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf, 1834. First edition, small 4to, pp. , 204; lithograph frontispiece and 16 composite lithograph plates; contemporary and likely original red roan-backed marbled boards, gilt lettered direct on gilt-paneled spine; spine worn, and chipped at the bottom, joints cracked, occasional light spotting, leaf [16-4] with two tiny holes affecting a half-dozen letters (sense remains clear); good, sound, and quite clean. This copy inscribed by the author to "Miss Mugford from Mr. Warren, Boston Oct. 9, 1835." Misss Mugford is likely Sarah S. Mugford of Salem, an invalid poet, dress-maker, and needlepoint artist. (See Worcester, Samuel M., Triumph in Trial. A Memorial of Sarah S. Mugford, of Salem, Mass., Boston, 1862.)
This is the first American manual of conchology. Includes a "Glossary of terms used in conchology" on pp. 120-22.
Offered by Rulon-Miller Books and found in "Recently Catalogued (May 12, 2020)" (item #33).
- Pomology - a short list of 17th-19th century works
- 17th - 19th Century Works Relating To Art: Including Catalogues, Auctions, Essays, etc.
New York: A. O. Moore, 1859. 8vo, orig. brown stamped cloth, gilt. Pp. viii, -286. Color litho frontis.; 3 plates; illus in text. Some foxing to frontis.; moderate rubbing, an excellent copy. $125.00 First edition, by the Brooklyn nurseryman and bibliographer of American Indian history.
An attractive copy of a standard authority, issued at the height of the pear's popularity. Hedrick considered it "about the best book of the times devoted to a single fruit." - p. 494. Mass Hort Cat, p. 97; Oak Springs Pomona 84.
Offered by Savoy Books and found in "Pomology."
- List: 150th Anniversary of Mendeleev's Periodic System
- California Book Fair 2019: 130 Items on Science and Medicine is now available on request from email@example.com...
- Occasional List 70: "In these Raggs and hungry Bowels, down, down, down" *New*
- Occasional List 69: Damned Mob. Scribbling
- May 2020: Order from Home (Newsletter)
- E-List 3: Transportation *New*
- Health & Medicine ephemera, Part Two *New*
- E-list #2: Health & Medicine *New*
Hand, Dr. D[avid] B. Dr. Hand’s Remedies contain no stupefying narcotic drugs. Dr. Hand’s Common Sense Advice to Parents. 24th ed. [Philadelphia: Hand Medicine Co., ca. 1912.] 14 cm. pp + pictorial chromo wrappers (of children hanging onto a life preserver made of Dr. Hand medications). Fuzzy half-tones of kids throughout. Replete with dated testimonials from happy parents. OCLC cites on two locations for a 29th edition (1916), at the Winterthur and Rochester.
Offered by Marc Selvaggio, Books & Ephemera and found in "Health & Medicine Ephemera, Part 2."
- Menus Old & New *New*
- Photo Albums (Blog) *New*
- Little Books, a Short List *New*
- That Bastard Term, a Short List *New*
- E-list #27: Women's Rights, African -Americana, Gay Rights, Civil Rights... *New*
- E-list #24 Women's Rights & Protest Ephemera
Signature of 450,000: This publication is a presentation of the 65th Anniversary Convention of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1965.
New York: ILGWU, 1965. 64 pages. Compilation of photographs that tell the history of the ILGWU to commemorate the union's 65th anniversary. Original union receipt, showing purchase of this book, tipped in. Side-stapled with tanning to edges of back cover. Mild wear to front cover with a minute crease to the edge of the right upper corner; lower right corned and pages slightly creased as well, not effecting text. Circular stain on the letter "u" of title, not effecting readability, else very good.
Offered by Tomberg Rare Books and found in "E-list #27."
- Joint Catalog 2 or We’d Rather Be Chatting Around the Water Cooler *New* -- in cooperation with johnson rare books & archives and McBride Rare Books.
- List 82: Utah and the Mormons *New*
- Books of the Day Regularly Posted to Their Twitter Feed...
- Calligraphy & a Bit of Paleography *New*
- Typographics *New*
- Books Illustrated with Wood Engravings *New*
- Type Foundry Specimens *New*
- Catalog 246: Bookseller’s Cabinet: From the Shelves of EDWIN VICTOR GLASER, Bookseller *New*
- Catalog 245: The Lion’s Share of Books Rendered & Procured: Rags to Riches Books in the Sciences *New*
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