The love of books. Many of us suffer from it, revel in it, and occasionally let it run wild. What better place to enjoy this malady than Powell's? Here are three highlights from our rare book selection that might otherwise be overlooked: great deals for the history lover, collector of bindings, or modern-art enthusiast.
Official Army Register for January 1870
This Army register has been rebound in a period-appropriate blue cloth. Collectors might overlook it unless they ask themselves: who was in the Army in the early 1870s? These records contain the roster of the 7th Regiment of Cavalry.
He Kaine Diatheke
Can't read Greek? This beautiful book can be enjoyed for its binding alone. It is beautifully bound in morocco, stamped in blind and gilt, with two working clasps. It is of a quality that, when found, is seldom affordable for bibliophiles who haven't yet struck it rich.
Roy Lichtenstein, Signed
Roy Lichtenstein remains one of the top names in 20th-century art. Our copy has been signed by the artist on the front free endpaper. This is a great example of a book in near fine condition, meaning that it hadn't been stored in a shed or garage in a box with old Volvo manuals. Or worse.
Though I'm not crazy about pop art, this book is a favorite of mine. After years of dedicated searching, I think I've finally found my gravatar.