October 2014

Manuscripts & Albums

An assortment of unique manuscripts and albums, including a presentation volume from the NYFD to a local vaudeville manager, a scrapbook of playing cards, original photographs and postcards, travelogues, jokes, royal history, calligraphic alphabets, botany, chemistry, cinema, costume, and much more.

January 2014

Bibliography Week #3

Another Sanctuary, well, “miscellany” – early printed books, never printed books (such as a manuscript weather diary, a medical dictionary, and hand-painted original postcards), fine press books, autographed books, and more. Our mix tapes are almost as good as our catalogues.

September 2013

One-Hundred and One Medical Books

Our usual blend of printed and manuscript material, with a focus on all things medical – including surgery, health, psychology, pharmacy, quackery, and more.

January 2013

Bibliography Week #2

Promiscuous examples of all things book. Items in print and in manuscript, from incunables to modern firsts. Includes a Dali doodle, signed first editions (Heminways, Faulkner, Garcia Marquez), and other high spots. Plus an illustrated manuscript of a Massachusetts Ladies’ Benevolent Society, postcards from Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller, joke manuscript newspapers with original cartoons, and a one-of-a-kind hand-made stereoscope of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin.

January 2012

Bibliography Week #1

The first in what we hope will become a tradition for us – Bibliography Week! This catalogue includes a letter signed by Bukowski (with a doodle), a history of playing cards, weird multi-headed dragons with boobs, and awesome chick fights. There’s also a medieval manuscript, an early Jewish bookplate, a rare festival book, Sigmund Freud’s first published paper, and a landmark edition of Homer by the Elzevir Press (to show we have a serious side, we swear).

2008

A Personal Touch: Inscribed Books & Manuscripts, Letters and Albums

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