A marvelous volume from a genre of speculative lunar travel around the turn of the 20th century: Ville D'Avray, A. de. Voyage dans la lune avant 1900. Paris: Librairie Furne, Jouvet & Cie, 1892. Starring M. Baboulifiche and his manservant, Papavoine:
December 15, 2008
A set of 5 (out of 6 published) titles in the Captain Ginger series, written by Isabel Anderson and published in 1910 & 1911. (Boston : C.M. Clark). These copies were the author's own, specially bound in limp suede covers.
May 1, 2008
A volume collecting all 108 parts of an serial published in France, 1933-1935 featuring a hero named Tintin . . . who has many adventures, including firing a gun while hanging by a rope:
November 12, 2007