Acme Book & Anvil
West Orange, New Jersey, USA
Acme Book & Anvil specializes in Antiquarian, Golden Age Of Illustration, Natural History, Social Sciences
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About Acme Book & Anvil
We took a sabbatical to trade in vintage musical gear and hunt wild mushrooms, as one does, and during the whirlwind of it all, we got heavily into original books with color plates from the Golden Age of Illustration, meaning from roughly 1900 until the last really nice stuff in that lineage from the late 1930s (including late works by Harry Clarke and Arthur Rackham and credible reprint editions of earlier titles). Yes, we have fun. Our official métier is out-of-print academic books, leaning in a general way toward the social sciences and Continental philosophy.
In actual practice, a lot of those books are presently hanging out in boxes waiting to be listed, with some boxes of fiction first editions (along an Updike-Cheever sort of continuum, with a García Márquez-Calvino cross-axis) and the cargo of splendid Edwardian illustrated gift books, as above. The takeaway: Got a lot coming up here.