About Us

We have been book, map, print, ephemera & photograph dealers for 46 years, members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers & many prominent trade organizations. You may order from us with the security that an established & reputable antiquarian dealer offers you, who abides by the code of ethics established by ILAB. We offer old & rare books, maps, prints, ephemera & photographs on many subjects. Some of our specialties include the Hudson River Valley, the Antarctic & Arctic, Australia & the South Pacific & China.  We do however handle and value items in every field.

A short video about the shop

First catalogue issued 1980, many catalogues & e-lists to date, numerous book fair lists & our website.

Members of the following professional organizations:

ABAA                        Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America-  [David is a past President of the ABAA]
ILAB                          International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
ANZAAB                   Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers
Ephemera Society  USA [David is the current president of the ESA]
IMCOS                      International Map Collectors Society
ANZMS                     Australia & New Zealand Map Society
AHPCS                      American Historical Print Collectors Society

Worked with Lee Ash on valuations in 1989.  Lee was the pre-eminent book valuer in the US at the time, and the author of "Special Collections in Libraries in North America".  We have also done valuations for the purpose of donation for libraries and individuals, including the Special Collections division of the library of the United States Military Academy and Marist College.

Exhibit at major annual antiquarian book fairs around the world, including
  • New York
  • California
  • Boston                                    
  • London, UK
  • Hong Kong
  • Sydney, Melbourne & Perth, Australia

Exhibit at major map fairs around the world including:
  • Miami, Florida & London UK

Exhibit at major ephemera fairs around the world, including
  • London, UK & Greenwich CT.