Catalogues

  • Celebrating Spring Beauty: Trees of North America

    A LATE SPRING CELEBRATION OF NORTH AMERICAN TREES - AT A DISCOUNT!

    We invite you to enjoy the beauty of North American trees with these exquisitely lithographed and colored prints published some two hundred years ago in the work by Francois Andre Michaux and Thomas Nuttall "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia."  This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs.  The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States.

    PRICES HAVE BEEN REDUCED BY 30%

  • TOKYO INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR March 23-25 2018

    We invite you to visit our exhibit at the Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair.  We will be bringing with us a selection of the varied ephemera, prints, maps and books that are listed below.  Please let us know if there is a particular item that you would like to examine at the Fair.

    Tokyo Traffic Hall (close to the Ginza district) -
    Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, 12th Floor
    Tokyo, Japan
    March 23 (Friday) 1-8pm; March 24 (Saturday) 10am-6pm; March 25 (Sunday) 10am-4pm.
    FREE ADMISSION

     

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  • California International Book Fair February 2018

    ABAA CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2018

    A SELECTION FROM STOCK

    We invite you to visit us at booth 507 at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair
    Pasadena Convention Center
    300 East Green Street
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    February 9-11, 2018
    Friday, 3 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5pm

  • PICTORIAL MAPS & EPHEMERA FEBRUARY 2018 FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA & MORE

    Craig and I send greetings to those attending the Miami International Map Fair which, due to an only too infrequent reunion of the three booksellers in the Burdon family (two of whom live in Australia), we will not be exhibiting at this year.  We send below a brief listing of pictorial maps and ephemera of Florida and places further afield and look forward to being with you in Florida again next year.

    We will be exhibiting at the ABAA International Antiquarian Book Fair on February 9 to 11 in Pasadena, California and on March 23 to 25 at the ABAJ Tokyo International Book Fair in Japan.  Please let us know if you would like tickets for either of these events.

    Where ever this list finds you, we send all best wishes for 2018.

    Elisabeth Burdon & Craig Clinton 

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  • FILM NOIR CLASSICS -- MOVIE POSTERS 1948-1950

    The distinctive style of movies of the golden age of Film Noir, that genre of Hollywood crime dramas infused with liberal doses of sex and cynicism, is captured in the striking graphics of these classic movie posters. The portrait that emerges of a darker side of mid-twentieth century America makes them a compelling resource for the study of that period as well as for film history archives.
    The light-hearted Gary Cooper / Barbara Stanwyck comedy “Ball of Fire” of 1941 that we include in this listing drives home this contrast…but no matter what, somebody is going to get burned...

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    Elisabeth, Craig and Cristina