Vasta Images/Books is me Joseph Vasta.
I have been in the rare book and photographs trade as an international buyer and seller since 1984. I have been traveling between my home in New York City to Europe, primarily Paris, since converting my collection into my inventory of material for sale over 25 years ago. Along the way I became eBay seller "roseros" and in the prior three years, eBay store seller Vasta Images/Books, the original name of my business, dating back to the first catalogue I published in 1985. There is a link above that will connect you directly to my eBay store's homepage filled with approx.1,500 items for sale.
My rationale for this post is to share with you, the blogspot users in particular and the internet in general, rare and unusual images from my archives.
I promise I will NOT blog about and post endless pictures of my unbelievable Christmas decorations or my two adorable children or my faithful border collie or that amazing cruise to nowhere I just returned from with my third wife; I will never post my vacation photographs or my mother's recipe for the best fruit cake ever or link you up to the most incredible pizza place in Florence.
I do promise to post rare and unusual images including books, photographs, periodicals, posters, postcards and other paper ephemera as well as three dimensional objects and original artworks in an attempt to share imagery to make your eyes very happy and possibly, show you material that you've not previously seen!
The material will be primarily from the areas mentioned in the mission statement on the right side of this page. It will include items created from the mid-19th century to today.
The focus will be on European material from between the two world wars, from circa 1915 to circa 1945. The posts will be thematic and will contain multiple images and will begin soon.