"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 Code for the Collector of Beautiful Books.
Maurice Robert and Frederick Warde. New York: Pr. by the Printing-Office of the Yale University Press for The Limited Editions Club, 1936.
First edition: with a preface by Francis de Miomandre, the whole translated from the French by Jacques LeClercq. Musings on the nature of bibliophily and on the making of “a true book de luxe” — in effect, a mission statement for The Limited Editions Club. When Frederic Warde reworked the original text, first published as Code de la bibliophilie moderne, for this edition, he added a list of terms and definitions specifically for the American collector. Warde, whose design credits for Limited Editions Club books include Lewis Carroll’s two Alice books, also handled the design for this volume, which was printed in Bembo types and bound by the Russell-Rutter Company.
B-A Note: This was just too appropriate to pass up.