Books and Bookmen (1886)

Best known for his work collecting of folk and fairy tales, this is the Scottish writer Andrew Lang’s treatise on all things bookish….more

Sketches in Bedlam (1823)

A compendium of glimpses into the personalities and stories of more than 140 mental patients confined to the Bethlem Hospital in the early part of the 19th century….more

Le Centre de l’Amour (ca. 1687)

The centre of love: discovered through various emblems, gallant and facetious — a delightfully illustrated emblem book exploring all corners of seventeenth-centur…more

Francis Bacon on Gardens (1902)

Featuring artwork by Lucien Pissarro, this is a beautiful art nouveau edition of an essay on gardens by the Renaissance philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626)….more

From India to the Planet Mars (1900)

A book detailing the seances of Hélène Smith including claimed contact with people living on Mars, involving the writing down of their language, as well as sketc…more

Cossack Fairy Tales (1916)

Fairy tales and folk tales originally published in 1894 and translated from a dialect spoken in the area known to us today as western Ukraine….more

Apollinaire’s Calligrammes (1918)

A book of poetry by French writer Guillaume Apollinaire, noted for its use of “caligrams” in which typeface and arrangement of words on the page add to the meaning …more