02Jun The Modern Sophisticated Book - What it is and its Place in the Market for Rare Books


For those unaware, and collectors should not be unaware, a sophisticated book is one that has been 'doctored or faked up' (Carter & Barker, 2010, p207). English-speakers mostly use the term sophisticated nowadays to mean something improved by education or experience, the usage in the rare book world refers to…

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31Jan Seeking Supernatural / Horror / Weird Books for Upcoming Catalogue


We have an upcoming catalogue dedicated to the small publishers of the world who publish in the realm of horror, supernatural and weird fiction. We have a few dozen candidates but are looking to acquire titles from the following publishing houses:The Tartarus PressEgaeus PressCentipede PressAsh-Tree PressNight Shade BooksEx-OccidenteGhost Story PressMidnight…

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08Jan Matrix Collecting - An Alternative Method of Book Collecting


When I dismantled and sold my first collection nearly a decade ago it was nearly a decade old. When I look back, it was an unruly collection, with more than a smidgen of simple amassing. It was my first collection and I enjoyed it immensely. I enjoyed receiving the books.…

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