Susanne Schulz-Falster Rare Books of Woodstock, England, and Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach of Berlin have issued a joint catalogue entitled Silhouettes & Paper Cuts. Silhouettes are mostly black, shadow profile face portraits, lacking facial features beyond what can be seen from a profile outline. Despite their being so little detail, the person depicted is instantly recognizable. They were widely used in the late 18th and early 19th century as an inexpensive way to create portraits in the days before photography. However, silhouettes aren't necessarily portraits as some show other sc...
Rare Book Monthly Reviews - May - 2023 Issue
Zephyr Used & Rare Books' latest catalogue is titled Idylls of Spring, prepared for the recent Ephemera Society Fair. Most of the material Zephyr offers is ephemeral - flyers, photographs, adve...Read More
David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has released a new catalogue of Rare Americana. A Catalogue of Significant and Unusual Imprints Relating to America. This is their 194th catalogue. Concentrat...Read More