Oliver Sacks was, first and foremost, a polymath with a questing and insatiable intellect. His polymathic qualities are evident in his ability to seamlessly navigate and contribute to diverse fields, including neurology, literature, naturalism, music, ethics, and philosophy. His work continues to inspire and influence individuals across various disciplines. This list offers a tiny taste of the remarkably broad library Dr. Sacks built over many years.
Dr. Oliver Sacks was a renowned neurologist, author, and educator, celebrated for his contributions to the understanding of the human brain. Authors and colleagues often expressed their appreciation for Sacks' ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to a broader audience.Writers inscribed their books to Dr. Sacks because they saw him as a mentor, inspiration, or intellectual companion.
Five bindings by Erin Fletcher, miniature to pleasingly large. Traditionally trained in historical and contemporary binding techniques at the North Bennet Street School, she is the brilliance of Herringbone Bindery.
"My canvas is a book and so my art is literally crafted around a text block with existing content.”
As shorter...though admittedly no 'short'...list of new and/or special items that will be front and center in Boston. No images in this list, so please touch base if you would like to see anything.
A list of pretty much everything that will be in the booth for the Boston fair. There are no images, so ask if you'd like to see anything. There will be a booth tour video once setup is complete.
Jamila & Jan were, for many years, important and productive members of the book art world and of design bindings specifically. Though Jarmila's late husband Jan was often commanded more attention, Jarmila has long been a strong and creative force. While there are a handful of Big Books in this catalogue, most are from her long running series of miniature books in design bindings. We have the great pleasure of representing her work and many items here are her last available copies. Please let us know if you have questions or would like additional images.
As we head into the Autumn season, please review our short list of new acquisitions of occult, magic, and witchcraft selections. Highlights include a rare pamphlet on Yoruba, Otomí amate paper specimens of deities, and four early 20th century issues of Occult Review.
A wide variety of offerings in a small number with mixed methods, subject matter, and a 150 years age range.