A Catalogue for the Holidays
Gifts for the People You Love! (Or, Books & Manuscripts for the Truly Deserving, YOU.) A holiday catalogue featuring beautifully illustrated deluxe or limited editions, high spots, whimsy, something for the scholar, something for the foodie, something for the inebriate, and more.
Art & Photography
Signed association copies from the library of Enrico Donati (1909-2008), an Italian-born American painter and sculptor, known for his works in Surrealism, Constructivism, and Abstract Expressionism — including Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Hans Richter, and others. First editions by Man Ray and Robert Frank. Books signed by Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Max Beckmann, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and many more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).