"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
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth Verne, Jules. 52 illustrations by Edouard Riou. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 
8vo, first state of the Scribner deluxe edition binding with terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in gold and black featuring three underground explorers on their raft while the spine illustration shows the explorers in an underground crystal cave and with “Scribner, Armstrong & Co.” at lower spine, variant, without beveled edges, cocked, only light rubbing along edges; endleaves lightly foxed and a few lightly creased corners occasionally throughout text. 6 pages of publisher’s ads ending with “From the Earth to the Moon Direct.