Monday, February 25, 2013

E-catalogue 33: Mid-Winter Miniature and Micro-Miniature Books

Will O' The Wisps (For Tiny Hands) by Charles Van Sandwyk

Visit the link below to view our latest e-catalogue, which showcases a selection of recently acquired miniature and micro-miniature books.*

*We have additional titles by the presses in this list. If you do not see a specific title that you are looking for, please let us know and we will do our best to locate a copy for you.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Celebrating Edward Gorey's Birthday

In celebration of Edward Gorey's birthday (an occasion observed with today's Google doodle), we present a sneak preview of a new Gorey acquisition, the title of which we feel is particularly appropriate for the day: Beginning to End.

This book is the second collaboration between Gorey and author Samuel Beckett, and it is decorated throughout with illustrations of rocks and skulls, including on the paper-covered boards. All are done in Gorey's characteristic macabre style.

The fact that this is copy Z of twenty-six lettered copies in the first edition is another subtle touch that Gorey would have appreciated.

Happy Birthday, Edward.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Miniature Book Exhibition in Japan

One hundred of our miniature books are currently on display in Japan at the World Antiquarian Book Plaza, which showcases "biblio-gems" contributed by 22 booksellers from around the world.

On February 20th, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:30pm, Anne and David Bromer will make a special appearance at the Book Plaza. If you are in Tokyo, be sure to visit the gallery and ask the Bromers all your questions about miniature books.

To view a list of the miniature books on offer, click here.

The World Antiquarian Book Plaza, operated by Yushodo Co., Ltd., is located at:
Maruzen Bookstores Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor
2-3-10 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Will You Be Our Valentine?

Cobweb-Style Valentine, c. 1860

We hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day today, spent with those you care about.

Best wishes,

Bromer Booksellers

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Shop closed February 8th

Due to the imminent winter storm, our shop will be closed tomorrow, February 8th. However, we will be available via phone or email for inquiries. To everyone affected by the blizzard, we wish you a safe and warm weekend.  

Monday, February 4, 2013

Kai og Anne i den store By

Kai og Anne i den Store By [Kai and Anne in the Big City], by Otto Gelsted. Copenhagen, Levin & Munksgaards, 1933. The text, by Danish poet Otto Gelsted, follows Kai and Anne as they visit a factory and admire the giant gears and wheels, take an airplane ride, and go to the circus, among other activities. The rhymes are illustrated by Karen Lis-Jacobsen, with eight full-page plates in bold colors. The color illustrations, from cut-paper collages, use simplified shapes to create characters and scenery and are reminiscent of constructivist art.