The Fine in our name refers both to matters of condition (by and large, we only stock exceptional examples) and to our perspective on collecting. Our focus is on editions of aesthetic merit, whether for their bindings, typography, plates, or dust-jacket art.
From the hand-press period, we favor emblem books and poetry, titles drawn from the landmark exhibition "Printing & the Mind of Man," and works on voyages and exploration, the classical world, the Enlightenment, and landscape design, many with engravings and hand-colored maps. Our nineteenth-century holdings include Baedekers, Americana and plate books with all styles of illustration. In the area of modern firsts, the slant is toward literary high spots, frequently drawn from the lists compiled by Cyril Connolly and Anthony Burgess.
Please visit often, in search of rare, unusual, and fine editions from five centuries.