"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 Beautiful and the Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922.

Octavo, modern full crushed blue morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt.

First edition, first issue, an exceptional presentation/association copy whimsically inscribed by Fitzgerald to his friend and fellow author Hyatt Downing, “For Father Hyatt Downing S.D., A.P.A. P.H.D., T.A.B., S.O.L., D.D. O.K. Especially O.K. from F. Scott Fitzgerald, St. Paul March 2nd,” handsomely bound in elegant morocco gilt by Asprey.

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