Founded in 2003, Musinsky Rare Books specializes in uncommon printed books, manuscripts, and prints from the incunable period to the mid-nineteenth century, mainly from Continental Europe and mainly in the humanities. We seek out the quirky and the beautiful, or a combination of the two, exploring forgotten byways of the historical corpus, the world of popular printing, and books or manuscripts produced by or for less powerful social strata – women, the poor clergy, children – but we also are interested in the historical book as a crafted object. Thus our specialties include early printing and books of significance or interest for their illustrations, typography, or bindings. In cataloguing we aim for clarity and accuracy. In our dealings with customers and colleagues we adhere strictly to the professional standards and code of conduct of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the American Association of Antiquarian Booksellers, to which we belong.
We issue regular electronic catalogues, and exhibit at several international book fairs each year. We work frequently with institutional customers, and are happy to discuss special institutional requirements. Visitors to our office are welcome by appointment.
Nina Musinsky has been working with rare and antiquarian books for over 35 years. She is a member of the Grolier Club, the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Bibliographical Society of America, of which she is a former Council member.