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"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

The  Early  Work  of  Aubrey  Beardsley.  London  &  New  York:  John  Lane  The  Bodley  Head,  1899  [with:]  The  Later  Work  of  Aubrey  Beardsley.  London  &  New  York:  John  Lane  The  Bodley  Head,  1901  [with:]  The  Uncollected  Works  of  Aubrey  Beardsley.  London:  John  Lane  The  Bodley  Head,  1925

3  volumes,  4to  (11  1/4  x  8  5/8  in.;  285  x  220  mm).  Each  volume  with  half-title  and  frontispiece,  157,  173  and  162  plates  plus  6  extra  in  the  third  volume  for  this  edition  only;  frontispieces  detached  in  first  two  vols,  title  detached  in  second.  Publisher’s  cream  cloth  with  title  stamped  on  upper  covers  within  an  architectural  frame  in  green  or  gold;  spines  and  edges  somewhat  soiled.

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