"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 House without Windows
Maurice Sandoz. Illustrated by Salvador Dali.
London, William Campion, 1950.
Colorful pictorial dj & 7 full page color drawings by Salvador Dali;
Les Amours de Cassandre
Pierre de Ronsard. Illustrated by Salvador Dali.
LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED AND DATED BY DALÍ; one of only 165 copies on arches blanc (out of a total edition of 299). Complete with 10 full-plate and 8 vignette drypoint etchings by Dalí. Paris: Argillet, 1968. Folio, contents loose as issued in pictorial wrappers; gilt-stamped black cloth clamshell box. Michler-Lopsinger 250. A hint of rubbing to box. A fine copy. Rare.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Carroll, Lewis. Illustrated by Salvador Dali.
Maecenas Press, New York, 1989.
Illustrated by Salvador Dali with 12 color plates, each overprinted with original “remarque” by Dali; original color etching as frontispiece, signed in the plate. (Folio) 17x11½, signatures loose in cloth folder (as issued), with straight-grain morocco & linen drop-back box, ivory clasps (one lacking). No. 1006 of 2500 copies printed on Mandeure paper.
Signed in pencil by Dali on the title page. Typography, etching and remarques printed by Ateliers Rigal. The twelve illustrations printed by M. Nourisson.
The Maze Maurice Sandoz and Salvador Dali. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1945. First edition.
A macabre tale illustrated with numerous full-page, black-and-white drawings by Dali. Near fine in very good full-color Dali-illustrated dust jacket with spine slightly tanned and quarter-inch chipped from head of spine.
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.