LAFITAU, De Zeden der Wilden van Amerika / Customs of the American Indians

Lafitau [La Fiteau], Joseph-Francois. De Zeden der Wilden van Amerika (2 volumes in one). Lafitau (1681-1746) was a French Jesuit missionary who worked amongst the Indigenous tribes of Canada (chiefly the Iroquois) from 1711-1717, carrying out an unusually scientific study of their customs; “a voyageur in the mainstream of empirical ethnography” – DCB. This firstRead More

Science & Medicine List

The Chemist and Druggist A Weekly Trade Journal / Volume XXIX July to December, 1886. London, 1886. pp. viii, 858. Index to contents at beginning of volume. 4to. This volume bound in original 3/4 leather over ‘pebbled’ dark brown buckram, with the spine in compartments and with morocco spine labels. Vertical crease on pages, elseRead More

David Jones Portfolio of Engravings

Ten Wood Engravings by David Jones for the Chester Play of the Deluge Limited run of ten woodcuts depicting the biblical flood, presented in a green card stock portfolio; published simultaneously with the 1977 Clover Hill edition of The Chester Play of the Deluge. The printer of the original 1927 Golden Cockerel Press edition didRead More

Aldine Poliziano OMNIA OPERA, 1498 [SOLD]

ONE OF THE GREAT ALDINE INCUNABLES THE 1498 EDITIO PRINCEPS OF THE WORKS OF ANGELO POLIZIANO: Omnia Opera Angeli Politiani, et alia quaedam lectu digna, quorum nomina in sequenti indice videre licet.  PRINTED AT VENICE IN TWO FOLIO VOLUMES IN LATIN, ITALIAN, GREEK AND HEBREW, THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF ANY MODERN AUTHOR.  – from the collections of Etienne Baluze and George Abrams  – Printed in twoRead More

Canadian Art Catalogue

Somewhat recently in the evolution of Bison Books, interest and opportunity have led me further into a specialty in Canadian art books. As an art lover and opportunist, I have begun to extend the reach of the art section, including everything from the collectable and valuable books, to ephemeral items and good quality general referenceRead More

NYC III, 2019

March 2019 saw my third trip to New York City in as many years, again at the behest of my dear friend Doug of Douglas Stewart Fine Books. He needed an extra set of hands to manage his booth at the glittering New York International Book Fair in the spectacular Park Avenue Armory, and IRead More