Category Archives: Featured Books

Featured Book #4: Le Morte D’Arthur (Dorset Press)

We have recently got our happy hands on a beautiful edition of Le Morte D’Arthur by Thomas Malory, a retelling of the story of King Arthur’s court, the knights of Camelot, and the love affair between Guinevere and Lancelot originally published in 1485.

Ours in a stunning facsimile of the 1909 illustrated edition, with illustrations by none other than the bawdy Aubrey Beardsley. Hardcover, in original dust jacket, with original slip case.

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Featured Book(s) #3: “The Historians’ History of the World” 25 Volume Set

The Historians’ History of the World – 25 Volumes by Henry Smith Williams

New York was where it was published by the Outlook Company  in 1904. It’s an illustrated bibliography conceived to combine luxury and information for a reader not only curious, but genuinely happy to learn.

Vellum covers with decorative gilt and colored stamping on the front of each book.

Book condition: each volume is good to very good; light rubbing to some extremities, mostly light foxing to covers, some spines are cracked, fading on a few spines.

Cost for the set: $475.00

Swan’s Views of The Lakes of Scotland (Featured Books #2)

For the second installment of our Featured Books series, we’re highlighting a beautiful collection of engravings and descriptions of the various lakes of Scotland by the artist and illustrator, John M. Leighton, Esq, and by the philosopher Professor John Wilson of Edinburgh University. Continue reading Swan’s Views of The Lakes of Scotland (Featured Books #2)