In Golden Thread Rare Books you will find the finest copies of the most excellent illustrated books from the Golden Age of Illustration. Our highly select inventory is chosen with extreme care so we can offer you the best preserved copies from roughly 1890 to 1940 in Europe and America. Our selection includes picture books illustrated by leading artists of the period, such as Walter Crane, Charles Robinson, Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham and Kay Nielsen, as well as less known illustrators from France, the Netherlands, Austria and beyond.
In our book entries you will find accurate and complete book descriptions accompanied by high quality photos that give the clearest idea of the corresponding book's condition and appearance. We apply the highest standards of bibliographical discipline to carefully research and meticulously catalogue each book we offer.
Our blog is regularly updated with articles dealing with book illustrations and paintings of the era and its imagery of fairy tales, symbolism, mythology and literature.