"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
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson aka Lewis Carrol. London: Macmillan and Co., 1922,
With illustrations by John Tenniel,
With embossed and tinted calf by Riviere, 8vo, (light bumped, spine alligatored, hinges starting, age darkening, edge toning, scattered spotting).
DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) “Lewis Carroll”
The Hunting of the Snark, FIRST EDITION, inscribed on verso of front free endpaper “Hartington from his sincere admirer Beaconsfield”, another ownership on front pastedown, 9 plates by Henry Holiday, without half-title, publisher’s pictorial buff cloth, g.e., bookseller’s label “Rice, Bookseller &c.” inside upper cover, 8vo, Macmillan, 1876
Alice in Wonderland, illustrations.. Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (1832-1898). — Dali, Salvador (1904-1989), illustrator. New York: W.U.C.U.A. and Maecenas Press - Random House, 1969. via Christie’s.
2o. Etched frontispiece and 12 colored plates by Dali. Loose as issued in original brown cloth chemise, quarter morocco folding case with bone clasps (joint slightly cracked, leather strap torn). LIMITED EDITION, number 1787 of 2500 copies signed by Dali and printed on mandeure paper.
B-A Note: Alice illustrations by Dali?!? Ah, if I only had a spare $6 grand lying around.