With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors.  Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more.  So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.



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Biblio Paraphernalia

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Biblio Paraphernalia

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1 "Silver" Bookmark
Fine 
Measuring 8 cm tall. We place silver in quotation marks because we aren't certain what the actual material is. Still a handsome, and thin and thus effective, bookmark. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Black Forest Woodcarved Bookmark
2 Black Forest Woodcarved Bookmark
Fine 
Circa 1900. With a sporting gun dog on the scent on the crown, which also features typical Black Forest vegetation decoration as a background. Although called "Black Forest", this bookmark was Swiss-made, as was much of what is labeled Black Forest decor, and more specifically, came from the Berner Oberland, with the woodcarving industry centered on the Alpine lakeside town of Brienz. This bookmark is about 11 cm tall, and it features two leaves, the larger in the back, to clasp the page where one wished to hold one's place. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Black Paper Cutter with a Chess Piece Bishop Head as a decorative element at the crown
3 Black Paper Cutter with a Chess Piece Bishop Head as a decorative element at the crown
Fine 
Measuring about 21 cm tall. Entirely black, and the material is wood. We don't know when this was made, but 1920 is our best surmise. By the 1930s most books were sold with the pages pre-cut. The early twentieth century was a transitional period, though, when it was still not unusual to encounter books with uncut pages. To cut the pages, a knife with somewhat smooth, rounded, dull edges were used, as anything else would have led to an inordinate amount of collateral damage. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Painted Bird Bookmark
4 Painted Bird Bookmark
Fine 
Measuring about 10 cm tall. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Painted Elephant Bookmark
5 Painted Elephant Bookmark
Fine 
10 by 6 cm, at tallest, widest, painted wood. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Paper Cutting Knife, Made of Bone, with Small Painted Relief of Huntswoman Riding Side-Saddle
6 Paper Cutting Knife, Made of Bone, with Small Painted Relief of Huntswoman Riding Side-Saddle
Fine 
Lovely vignette of female equestrian on white horse. We don't know when this was made, but our best bet would be around 1920, and probably from England. 29 cm tall. The purpose of a paper cutting knife was to cut uncut leaves in a new book. By the 1930s most books were sold with the pages pre-cut. The early twentieth century was a transitional period, though, when it was still not unusual to encounter books with uncut pages. To cut the pages, a knife with somewhat smooth, rounded, dull edges were used, as anything else would have led to an inordinate amount of collateral damage. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Woodcarved Head on Tall Paper Cutter and/or Bookmark
7 Woodcarved Head on Tall Paper Cutter and/or Bookmark
Fine 
N.d., circa 1890. The head stands at the top of the 36 cm, or 14.5 inch, object, and is itself about 4 cm, 1.5 inches, tall. The cuts on the head are a wee bit coarse but the head resulting is a realistic representation of a man from an earlier era -- he has some characteristics of an 18th century figure, but also of a man of the Renaissance, and probably he doesn't quite fit in either period. The paper cutter is sleek and smooth, as required ideally for opening uncut pages in which a dull-edged knife serves best. Given its length, it would seem that the object might also have been intended to serve as a bookmark, and the two functions, paper cutting and bookmarking, go hand and hand, since a reader would have wanted to keep the paper cutter handy as he is leafing through a book. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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