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Middle East
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The Life Of Yakoob Beg; Athalik Ghazi, and Badaulet; Ameer of Kashgar With Map and Appendix
The Life Of Yakoob Beg; Athalik Ghazi, and Badaulet; Ameer of Kashgar With Map and Appendix
by Demetrius Charles Boulger
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Military
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The Naval War of 1812
The Naval War of 1812
by Theodore Roosevelt
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Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, (2005). Octavo, 16 x 24 cm, 308pp. Collector's edition. Bound in full dark blue leather decorated in gilt, with moire endpapers and ribbon marker; all edges gilt. Publisher's notes laid in. Binding lightly rubbed; Near Fine... (read more)

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Americana
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City That Made Itself A Literary & Pictorial Record of the Building of Seattle 1st Edition
City That Made Itself A Literary & Pictorial Record of the Building of Seattle 1st Edition
by Welford Beaton
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Seattle, Washington: Terminal Publishing Company 1914 1ed limited 73/300 275pp; Quarto Numbered with a red stamp and signed by the author on the limitation page. Fully bound in pebbled calf with bevelled edges, rules, and gilt lettering blind stamped to... (read more)

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Exploration and Travel Writing
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The New Far West and the Old Far East: Being Notes of a Tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, Etc.
The New Far West and the Old Far East: Being Notes of a Tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, Etc.
by W. Henry Barneby
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London: Edward Stanford, 1889 8vo., 316, (4)pp. Complete with frontis & 7 plates, 3 colored folding maps. Publisher's decorated boards, matte endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed & bumped. Hinges tender; endpapers split. Text is age-toned & foxed. Folding... (read more)

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Children's and Illustrated Classics
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Whistle Down the Wind 1st Edition
Whistle Down the Wind 1st Edition
by Mary Hayley Bell
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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1959). Octavo, 13.5 x 19 cm. 174pp. First US edition. Original orange cloth, spine stamped in black. In a price-clipped dust jacket. Black & white illustrations by Oven Edwards. The basis of the 1961 film and, later... (read more)

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Science Fiction
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The Long Night
The Long Night
by Martin Caidin
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New York: Dodd Mead & Company. 1956. Second Printing. Hardcover with black boards and yellow and red titles pp.242. Pictorial dustjacket. Good/Good. CG... (read more)

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Literature
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Do These Bones Live Signed 1st Edition
Do These Bones Live Signed 1st Edition
by Edward Dahlberg
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New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, (1941). Octavo, 14.5 x 21.5 cm. 158 pp. First edition stated. Long inscription from the author on the first free endpaper, signed and dated Sep. 23, 1941. Publisher's full burgundy cloth over boards; spine stamped in... (read more)

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Photography
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Genesis
Genesis
by Lelia Wanick Salgado Sebastiao Salgado and
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“In Genesis, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen.” —Sebastião Salgado On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked... (read more)

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Art
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Book of Miracles
Book of Miracles
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Apocalypse then: Newly uncovered illuminations from the Renaissance depicting miraculous phenomena   The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one... (read more)

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) 1st Edition
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) 1st Edition
by George R.R. Martin
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A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing... (read more)

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    M. F. K. Fisher 9780865473928

Our Rare Book Room The original Powell's Books was born in a former used car dealership and to this day the store maintains a no-nonsense, industrial feel. One place, though, has been reserved for comfort and elegance. Dark wood shelving, decorative lighting, antique tables, and our most valuable — and beautiful — books, all make the Rare Book Room one of the most pleasant destinations in the store.

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A small sampling of the authors whose books you'll find in our Rare Book Room. Use the search engine or browse aisles to see our complete listings.

Edward Abbey
Alcoholics Anonymous
Margaret Atwood
W. H. Auden

Karl Baedeker
Nicholson Baker
James Baldwin
Clive Barker
L. Frank Baum
Samuel Beckett
Saul Bellow
Ambrose Bierce
William Blake
Jorge Luis Borges
Ray Bradbury
Charlotte Bronte
Charles Bukowski
Anthony Burges
James Lee Burke
Robert Burns
William Burroughs
Robert Olen Butler

Italo Calvino
Lewis Carroll
Raymond Carver
Willa Cather
Augustin Cauchy
Cervantes
Raymond Chandler
Jean Cocteau
Joseph Conrad
Betty Crocker
R. Crumb
James Crumley
Countee Cullen

Charles Darwin
Don Delillo
Charles Dickens
Philip K. Dick
Walt Disney
Arthur Conan Doyle
Roddy Doyle
Edmund Dulac

Dave Eggers
Albert Einstein
T. S. Eliot
Harlan Ellison
Ralph Ellison
Louise Erdrich

William Faulkner
Charles Frazier
Robert Frost

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Allen Ginsberg
Nadine Gordimer
Edward Gorey
Sue Grafton
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert Graves
Graham Greene
Zane Grey
David Guterson

Alex Haley
Jane Hamilton
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Robert A. Heinlein
Joseph Heller
Ernest Hemingway
Alice Hoffman
Oliver Wendel Holmes
Langston Hughes
Victor Hugo
Zora Neale Hurston
Aldous Huxley

John Irving
Washington Irving
Kazuo Ishiguro

James Joyce

Franz Kafka
Robert Kelly
Walt Kelly
Jack Kerouac
Ken Kesey
Barbara Kingsolver
Stephen King
Rudyard Kipling
Dean Koontz
Jon Krakauer
Milan Kundera

D. H. Lawrence
Ursula K. Le Guin
Doris Lessing
Jack London
Barry Lopez
HP Lovecraft
Robert Lowell

Norman Mailer
Thomas Mann
Cormac McCarthy
Frank McCourt
Elizabeth McCracken
Larry McMurtry
Herman Melville
Thomas Merton
James Michener
Arthur Miller
Steven Millhauser
A. A. Milne
John Milton
Lorrie Moore
Toni Morrison
Wright Morris
Walter Mosely

Vladimir Nabokov
V. S. Naipaul
Gloria Naylor
Anais Nin

Patrick Obrian
Tim Obrien
Michael Ondaatje
Eugene Oneill
George Orwell

Edgar Allan Poe
Marco Polo
Katharine An Porter
Beatrix Potter
Ezra Pound
E. Annie Proulx
Marcel Proust
Thomas Pynchon

Ayn Rand
Anne Rice
Tom Robbins
Will Rogers
Theodore Roosevelt
Philip Roth
J. K. Rowling
Arundhati Roy
Kristine Rusch
Salman Rushdie

J. D. Salinger
Carl Sandburg
Walter Scott
Maurice Sendak
Dr. Seuss
William Shakespeare
George Bernard Shaw
Jane Smiley
Gary Snyder
Susan Sontag
Wallace Stegner
John Steinbeck
Gertrude Stein
John Steptoe
Robert L. Stevenson
Harriett Beecher Stowe

Paul Theroux
Hunter S. Thompson
Mark Twain
Anne Tyler

John Updike

Gore Vidal
Voltaire
Kurt Vonnegut

Alice Walker
Evelyn Waugh
Tennessee Williams
Tobias Wolff
Virginia Woolf
Frank Lloyd Wright

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