This week's list features a careful selection of EX LIBRIS bookplates that illustrate occult and esoteric themes. Of note is the bookplate by Virgil Finlay created for Oswald Train and the strange botany of Czech/German artist Karl Hugo Frech.
The ’occult’ represents a large spectrum of belief systems including pseudo sciences, astrology, magick, witchcraft, alternative religious movements, and aspects of spiritualism. 75 items of wonder. Enjoy.
Apollo 11 landed safely on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Celebrating 50 years of space exploration, our list this week is all about space, lunar exploration, and history of astronomy featuring an exceptionally composed 19th century manuscript on learning astronomy written by a French abbot with a handmade planisphere, couple of Russian (USSR) space race publications in English, a design binding, and large format celestial constellations maps.
Selections of astronomy, stars, space language, and futurisms.
As we look forward (literally), we are pleased to share a list of books on divination and the fascinating world of fortune telling. A few notable items are: An 18th century French dream dictionary; First English language edition of The Astrological Tarot by Georges Muchery in dust jacket; 19th century ‘Petit Albert’ grimoire; James Sketchley’s “Conversation” cards, 1750; and various tool of the trade: Tarot and cartomancy decks.
We hate to be missing RBMS, it is a CRIME! As we can not be there, we offer this eclectic list involving CRIME. Some things old, some things new, some things scary, one thing blue. Enjoy.
Every now and then we realize we have a small cache of interesting things that do not necessarily line up with our general areas of focus. And thus we present a short list of books spanning nearly 200 years on or about Hunting and Fishing…except for one, it is on plants of Tropical Africa and is included as a vegetarian option. Images, as always, available upon request.
As we were pulling together our recent Punk/Counter Culture list we realized that we have more Raymond Pettibon material than we realized…so we decided to keep it out of the first list and bring it all together here. Original and important art to zines, there’s an interesting range of material. We’ve included images of some…images of all available upon request…
Our show list for booth B33 at the NYC ABAA Book Fair. Should be a little something for everyone, with a lot for those who love design bindings, book art, fine press, and Esoterica/Occult (sex, death, and the devil).