"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
Goblin Market and Other Poems
Christina Rossetti. London, MacMillan & Co., 1862.
Frontispiece and additional illustrated title page. (8vo) finely bound in full black morocco with 3 pairs of eyes inlaid to front and rear in red and green, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, slipcase. First Edition. Finely bound by Donnelley of Chicago. Christina Rossetti’s first collection of poetry.
B-A Note: What a great cover design!
The Chimes: A Goblin Story
Charles Dickens. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1845.
First American Illustrated Edition; First American cloth-bound edition.
12 lithograph plates including illustrated title page. (12mo) 6¼x4, original finely ribbed blue cloth stamped in gilt and blind, custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase.