The Gashlycrumb Tinies Limited Edition Portfolio
Yarmouth Port, MA: Edward Gorey House, 2013. Black four-flap case with label on front cover houses all items, in fine condition. 30 loose sheets with black frame, Edward Gorey's embossed signature on title and colophon cards, in fine condition.
In 2013, the golden anniversary of the publication of The Gashlybrumb Tinies arrived. This is Edward Gorey's most iconic (appalling) alphabet book and most likely his best known work. It has never been out of print. Gorey House issued, as separate plates, the 26 Tinies and the original cover image, each suitable for framing. Images are printed in their original size of 5 x 6" on 8 x 10" art paper. Enclosed with the plates is an attractive portfolio and an a celebratory title card and colophon card giving the details of this particular edition. Issued in a limited edition of 100 numbered sets and 26 lettered sets, this being "F/26". A bonus in the lettered sets is the plate of the rejected "F is for Fanny" because Edward chose to rework it for the final book, produced here separately for the first time. Lettered sets sold out quickly and are thus scarce to find on the market.
The Brady Tarot
Denver, CO: Tiny Brown Bird Studio, 2018. First edition. Guide Booklet with illustrated paper wraps, measures 4 x 6", 185 pp. numberous illustrations and explanation of each of card and how to do readings, printed in China by Shenzhen Wangjing Printing Company, in fine condition. 78-card artist's Tarot deck is unopened and still wrapped, printed on heavy-duty card stock, soft matte finish, 3 x 5", created using linocuts, all nestled in a padded interior of a bamboo box with the title etched on the cover, in fine condition.
This first edition and out of print work is by talented illustrator/artist Emi Brady. Brady earned her BFA in printmaking at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2007 and her MFA in printmaking at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2011. The Tarot deck is inspired by the plants and animals of North America.
Eroticheskie Sonety (Erotic Sonnets)
St. Petersburg: Andrei Rykovanov, n.d. (ca 2005). Plexiglass case with slide top measures 3 x 3 3/4". Simulated wood-grain paper over foam which has indentations for the 25 microminiature books, each one measuring 1/4" square, black leatherette boards with acetate cover and white labels pasted on front covers, miniature bookplate in each volume on front paste-down endpaper, case verso has a yellow sheet with the titles and publisher's information, very minor wear, in near-fine condition.
Abram Efros (1888 - 1954) was a proficient of Russian erotic poetry as well as a scholar of art, literature and theater. The sonnets were originally published in 1922, in a small edition of 260 copies. Because of their content and the negative view on this subject by the government, they were not republished until 1993. Andrei Rykovanov (1965 - ) is a master of artistic microminatures, best known for creating a portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci on a grain of rice and other works that have received world record status. He is the founder of the first Russian Museum of Miniatures in the City of Pushkin. This is a beautiful set of microminiatures.
In a Far-Off World
Skokie, IL: Black Cat Press, 1976.  pp. Approximately 1 1/16 x 1 1/4". LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies. Green leather over boards, binding by Bela Blau, gilt border and title on cover, letterpress, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Black Cat Press #42)
Olive Emily Albertina Schreiner (1855 - 1920) was a South African novelist, suffragist, and political activist. This is a short exceprt from her second book, Dreams, published in 1890.
All About the Little Small Red Hen
Dallas, TX: Aredian Press, 2021. Approximately 2 1/4 x 2 3/4", 58 pp. First edition, LIMITED EDITION of 10 copies, this being #9. Design binding by Patrice Miller of Aredian Press, presented within a tan and brown checked sack with hand embroidered "red hen" scrim patch. Red leather 1/4 binding with hand-embroidered spine, patterened cloth over boards with printed label on front cover, ribbon bookmark featuring a tiny scissors charm, signed and numbered by the publisher on the colophon, fine condition.
Here is a beautiful rendition of a classic children's tale of an industrious hen outwitting a cunning fox. It includes eight watercolors and nine black and white illustrations by Johnny B. Gruelle. The publisher has hand-colored the half-title and main title page illustrations. Each copy of the edition is bound with a different combination of patterned fabric, spine leather and endpaper materials and treatment. Patrice Miller's work has found its way to private and university collections, in the states and abroad. Human foibles, nature’s panoply, and artistic cleverness cannot help but inform future work. She continues to bind, and rebind, in Dallas, Texas.
Complete Miniature Set of the Sherlock Holmes Stories
Van Nuys, CA: Barbara J. Raheb, 1979 - 1981. Complete 45 volume set, each volume 15/16 x 5/8". Black pyroxylin covers with gilt titles and decorations, mini bookplate on verso of front free endpaper in each volume, all housed in a miniature bookcase with two pewter bookends, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Raheb 141 - 182)
Barbara Raheb published more than 500 miniature books in her lifetime, more than any other U.S. publisher during the 20th century. This set includes the elusive four volumes of Hound of the Baskervilles. Limited edition of 300 per volume, it is very difficult to find a complete set. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was a British writer and physician. Although the Sherlock Holmes stories are his most well-known works and are milestone in the field of crime fiction, he was a prolific writer who also created science fiction/fantasy, humor, romances, poety, non-fiction, and historical stories.
The Day of the Jackal
New York: Viking Press, 1971. 6 x 8 3/4". First US edition, first printing. Dust jacket with some creasing and rubbing, small enclosed tear on bottom of front cover, price clipped, very good condition. Red paper boards with grey cloth on spine, red blind-stamped design on cover, red letting on spine, top edge stained red, in near fine condition.
Frederick Forsyth (1938 - ) is an English novelist and journalist. He is well know for writing thrillers and this is probably his best known novel. It won the Best Novel Edgar Award in 1972 and is historical fiction.
Visions of Barsoom: 100 Years of John Carter (TM)
[Pasadena, CA]: Robert B. Zeuschner, 2012. 12 1/2 x 18". First edition. Outer orange envelope, slightly creased and marked, title and illustration in black, signed by artist Thomas Yeates, in very good + condition. Inside the envelope are 25 lithographed images printed on slick paper, some of them quite rare, celebrating Edgar Rice Burroughs' famed swordsman who traveled from Earth to Mars, sizes of image vary, 3 plates are signed by artist Thomas Yeates, stiff cardboard keeps plates in place, one page folded pamphlet describes the production and plates in detail, signed by the compiler, all in fine condition.
This portfolio was published for the Edgar Rice Burroughs convention in Woodland Hills, California. The compiler, Robert Zeuschner) has published a scholarly book on Burroughs and has been the assistant editor of the Burroughs Bulletin. Most of the original images are the property of Edgar Rice Burrous, Inc. The plates range from 1913 to 2011. The art on the envelope is by Thomas Yeates and appears on page 69 of the combined volume, "John Carter of Mars", Fall River Press, 2009. It depicts a scene found in chapter 10 of A Princess of Mars: "Springing upward, I struck him full in the face as he turned at my warning cry, and then as he drew his short-sword I drew mine and sprang up again upon his breast, hooking one leg over the butt of his pistol and grasping one of his huge tusks with my left hand while I delivered blow after blow upon his enormous chest." (from the pamphlet inside)
The Dore Bible Gallery
New York: The Fine Art Publishing Co., 1879. 9 1/2 x 12". First printing of this titled edition. Black pebble-grain cloth with gilt and black design on the cover, gilt title on spine, tissue guard for frontispiece is intact, moderate edge wear rubbing, top edge of spine is worn and missing some material, all edges gilt, binding is tight and illustrations are complete and beautiful, no inscriptions or owner marks, in very good + condition.
Gustave Dore (1832 - 1883) was a french artist, sculptor, illustrator and more who worked primarily with wood engraving. Dore was a very prolific artist and his illustrations are well-known. He had many titles published using his bible illustrations, including The Child's Bible, The Bible Gallery, Bible Stories and Scenes for Young People, etc. For this book, this is the first edition/first printing, derived using the reference book by Malan. This edition is a collection of 100 engravings illustrative of the bible but made for the American market in a smaller and less costly version as well as having a briefer analysis of each design. (Malan p. 243)
New York: Cassell & Company, . 10 x 13 1/2". Second printing of this titled edition. Brown pebble-grain cloth with gilt and black design on the cover, gilt title on spine, tissue guard for frontispiece is intact, minor edge wear rubbing, top edge of spine is sightly more worn, all edges gilt, binding is tight and illustrations are complete and beautiful, no inscriptions or owner marks, in very good + condition.
Gustave Dore (1832 - 1883) was a french artist, sculptor, illustrator and more who worked primarily with wood engraving. Dore was a very prolific artist and his illustrations are well-known. He had many titles published using his bible illustrations, including The Child's Bible, The Bible Gallery, Bible Stories and Scenes for Young People, etc. For this book, this is the first edition/second printing, derived using the reference book by Malan. This edition is a collection of 100 engravings illustrative of the bible but made for the American market in a smaller and less costly version as well as having a briefer analysis of each design. (Malan p. 243)