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The antiquarian booksellers’ holiday guide to what’s on their shelves

Courtesy of The Kelmscott Bookshop.

Typographic Notes II

A favorite of graphic designers and artists, this hand-printed commentary by Swiss book artist Romano Hänni on various aspects of life, some of which are illustrated with design elements, was published in 2010 in an edition of 175. The page pictured here titled “with ritalin” shows a series of small, numbered pill-shaped designs. It faces “without ritalin” which shows a variety of animals and other creatures. This provocative but whimsical book is mainly pictorial with a few phrases in German and an English translation booklet. $350

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Courtesy The Folio Society.

Delight the Janeites

Published anonymously two hundred years ago, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice continues to enchant us with its sparkling dialogue and inimitable characters. This beautiful hardback edition features eight full-page color illustrations by the award-winning twins, Anna and Elena Balbusso. It also contains a newly commissioned introduction by Sebastian Faulks, author of several acclaimed novels including Birdsong. With the celebrated first line of the novel blocked in gold on the slipcase, this gorgeous heirloom edition will delight all Janeites. $62.95

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Courtesy of Second Story Books.

Behold! The Doves Bible

Published by the famous Doves Press in 1903, this glorious five-volume set of the English Bible is bound in limp vellum and printed on handmade paper. One of only five hundred sets, this is the masterpiece of the Doves Press. When the press closed in 1916, the founder destroyed the type by throwing it into the Thames so that it could never again be used or re-cast. $12,000

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Courtesy of Lux Mentis.

By the Fire

It’s not a Yule log, but this 50th anniversary edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, brilliantly illustrated by Ralph Steadman, sizzles. It’s one of 52 in the deluxe limited edition, laid in portfolio with original signed print. Considered by all (including the author) to be the ‘definitive’ edition of this American classic. $1,750

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