Artists' Books

Artists' Books

johnson rare books & archives

What do unicorns, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein, and road kill all have in common? You will find them all in the most recent e-list from johnson rare books & archives.

If you find something of interest, please email or call 626-967-1888.



April welcomes spring, tulips along the avenue, and two New York antiquarian book fairs where you will see a wide array of unique offerings from johnson rare books & archives.

Please download out latest list to see highlights of a few of our favorites, and reach out to for more complete descriptions or to inquire about availability. Among the items we are bringing to New York:

• A sensational 18th century true crime story involving the poisoning of an aristocrat and her son by a notorious French murderer

• President James Monroe’s personal copy of a book that was an important influence on the Founding Fathers which speaks to the classical ancestry of the United States Constitution

• The Xerox Revolutionaries archive with original zines, art, flyers, correspondence, business receipts and ephemera from a LGBTQ+ zine distributor