Recent Catalogs from John Windle, Antiquarian Bookseller


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Catalogue 68: Charles Dickens, A Word in Earnest Comprising 193 works by or about the most popular author of Victorian England including first editions in parts and in cloth, notable later editions, Dickens in translation, important works of reference, and a wide range of ephemera. In partnership with Henry Sotheran's Limited.
Catalogue 67: Schema A catalogue of interior and exterior design from several countries.
Short List 7 (New Series): 27 Works of Children’s Illustration Featuring original artwork and illustrated books with an emphasis on Arthur Rackham.
Catalogue 65: William Blake, Always in Paradise A Catalogue of artwork and books by and about Blake and his circle.



William Blake in Color Plates from the Illuminated Books of William Blake by the Trianon Press (1951-1987). Over three decades the Trianon Press created near indistinguishable pochoir facsimiles of Blake’s extraordinary illuminated books in all their visionary strangeness and exceptional beauty. The exhibition features a selection of plates from Blake’s most iconic works; hundreds more plates at affordable prices are available here in the extended online catalogue.
Short List 6 (New Series): 24 Books of Theology and Religion Notable and uncommon works from the Western tradition, 1560 to 1835.

Short List 5 (New Series): 25 Children’s Books Books to entertain, to educate, or to dazzle with illustration (and occasionally all three). Highlights include Edward Lear in a sociable mood, a stunning 1930s cloth book, and a rare work of 18th-century egalitarian education
Short List 4 (New Series): 25 Travels and Voyages Expeditions and exploits in Alaska, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Italy, the Nile, Syria, South Africa, Tibet, Turkey and on the oceans in between.
Short List 3 (New Series): 30 Books in Six Specialties Highlighting six of our specialties: William Blake, Literature, Children’s Books, Illuminated Manuscripts, Fine Press, and Fine Bindings.
Short List 2 (New Series): 27 Fine Press Books Featuring fine press, papermaking and other titles relating to the art of the book.
Short List 7 (New Series): 27 Works of Children’s Illustration Featuring original artwork and illustrated books with an emphasis on Arthur Rackham.
Short List 1 (New Series): 25 Recent Acquisitions Featuring the best of our new arrivals including Asian calligraphy, a beautiful Bodoni, art deco pochoir, an 18th century drawing manual for hair and hats, and the poetry of harp seals.
Catalogue 64: Fine Books Our latest and best in all fields, including illustrated books, fine press, children's books, and illuminated manuscripts.
Catalogue 63: Holiday Catalogue 2015 Seasons greetings from the JWAB Team! We are pleased to add our contribution to caroling crowd of holiday lists already thronging your inboxes. Ours brings you books on all subjects and at all price points, each almost (sorta, kind of) related to one of our chosen festive themes, among them music, being cold and indigestion.
Catalogue 62: Illuminations Our latest in fine illuminated books and manuscripts including stunning miniatures and illuminations from the 13th through the early 16th century, as well as the very first book printed by computer from the 19th century.
Catalogue 60, Part 5: Children’s Literature and Illustration Spring 2015: First edition classics by Carroll, Milne, Swift, and Stevenson, several inscribed and extra-illustrated; illustrators including Tenniel, Rackham, Newell, Shepard, and Sendak, as well as some more unusual items including an early English horn book and two very fine pop-up books.
Catalogue 60, Part 4: Voyages and Americana Autumn 2014. Presidents, pirates, explorers, and American literary greats with appearances by De Bry, Captain Cook, Captain Bligh, President Lincoln, and others.
Catalogue 60, Part 3: Association Books Summer 2014. A selection of signed and inscribed books, several extra-illustrated or with manuscripts laid in. From a 13th century bible from the library of Talleyrand to Where the Wild Things Are.
Catalogue 60, Part 2: Autographs and Manuscripts Spring 2014: This list features a broad array of autograph material from world leaders, musicians, artists, and writers. Churchill, Clemens, Einstein, Eliot, Elizabeth I, Hitler, Lincoln, Napoleon, Roosevelt, Thoreau, Wordsworth and more all lie within.
Catalogue 60, Part 1: Fine Books and Illuminated Manuscripts Spring 2014. The first in a series of lists which will present a large private library recently acquired from the San Francisco Bay Area. This list focuses on illuminated manuscripts but includes early books, fine press, and association material.
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