book-aesthete

Archive/RSS/Ask/Submit

"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle

Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!

Special Collections: Fine Bindings ~ Fairies and Fairy Tales ~ Terror and Madness ~ Poetry ~ Food, Drink and Apothecary ~ Science Fiction ~ Illuminations, Lettering and Hand-Coloring ~ Magic ~ Supernatural and Occult ~ Alchemy ~ Science and Technical ~ Maritime ~ Costumes ~ Humor ~ Children's books ~ Legend of King Arthur ~ Americana ~ 18th Century ~ 19th Century

Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells

Four Poems of the Occult
Yvan Goll. Image art by Pablo Picasso. Allen Press, Kentfield, 1962.
One of 130 unnumbered sets printed and designed by Lewis and Dorothy Allen.

4 lithographed plates by Picasso, 3 by Tanguy, 8 wood-engraved plates by Arp, and 6 reproductions of drawings by Leger; decorations by Mallette Dean, and hand-colored initials. Folio, 401x208 mm; 16x11 inches, comprises five fascicles, each laid into tan cloth chemise and slipcase.

Contents: Book 1. Goll & his illustrators.—book 2. The magic circles, translated by C. Goll & E. Sellin, illustrated by Fernand Léger.—book 3. Elegy of Ihpetonga, translated by B. Deutsch, L. Bogan & C. Goll, illustrated by Pablo Picasso.—book 4. The myth of the pierced rock, translated by L. Bogan, illustrated by Yves Tanguy.—book 5. Multiple woman, translated by F. Carmody, illustrated by Jean Arp.

  1. thereminsoul reblogged this from book-aesthete
  2. tokrgallery reblogged this from book-aesthete
  3. hellfurnaceoflust reblogged this from hermeticlibrary
  4. hermeticlibrary reblogged this from huneceaulage
  5. starsick reblogged this from book-aesthete
  6. tedaverage reblogged this from book-aesthete
  7. misterrhys reblogged this from book-aesthete
  8. 20smokes reblogged this from book-aesthete
  9. dinglestarry reblogged this from book-aesthete
  10. wewantnothing reblogged this from book-aesthete
  11. achaoticmasterpiece reblogged this from book-aesthete
  12. mando-calrissian reblogged this from book-aesthete
  13. rosamour reblogged this from book-aesthete
  14. huneceaulage reblogged this from book-aesthete
  15. oportet reblogged this from book-aesthete
  16. spacesloths reblogged this from book-aesthete
  17. asymdon reblogged this from book-aesthete
  18. turiamadi reblogged this from book-aesthete
  19. lyne reblogged this from book-aesthete
  20. heauton-timorumenos reblogged this from book-aesthete