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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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Der Kampfwagen in der heutigen Kriegfuhrung: Organisation, Verwendung und Bekampfung: Ein Handbuck fur alle Waffen
Der Kampfwagen in der heutigen Kriegfuhrung: Organisation, Verwendung und Bekampfung: Ein Handbuck fur alle Waffen
by Ernest Volkheim
Notes
Berlin: E S Mittler & Son 1924 8vo. vi 93pp. 3 maps in pocket at rear. Paper over boards. With charts & illustrations in text; aerial photos. 4 illustrations printed in 4 colors. Text in Fraktur. Boards faded, library stamp & contemporary pen notation at... (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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Rare Books - Leather

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Exploration and Travel Writing
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Discurso Preliminar o Introduccion a la Coleccion de los Viages y Descubrimientos Que Hicieron por Mar los Espanoles desde Fines del Siglo XV
Discurso Preliminar o Introduccion a la Coleccion de los Viages y Descubrimientos Que Hicieron por Mar los Espanoles desde Fines del Siglo XV
by Martin Fernandez de Navarrete
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Madrid: La Imprenta Real, 1826. 8vo., [2], CLXII pp. Rebound in modern full cloth. Binding lightly soiled. Near Fine Condition. OCLC 51562066 Scarce MPA/kb... (read more)

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Children's and Illustrated Classics
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The Scarlet Slipper Mystery: Nancy Drew 32 1st Edition
The Scarlet Slipper Mystery: Nancy Drew 32 1st Edition
by Carolyn Keene
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1954). Octavo, 13 x 19 cm, 214pp. First edition, second printing (Farah 1954 D-1). Bound in blue paper over boards printed in dark blue, with blue silhouette on the front board; blue topstain; "digger" endpapers. Boards... (read more)

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Science Fiction
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Signed 1st Edition
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Signed 1st Edition
by Max Brooks
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Maybe the best thing about the zombie's return to popularity is that, by nature, you can't "spin" them into being sensitive, tortured souls: They're dead, they crave human flesh, end of story. Using the maxim "Don't fix what ain't broken," Max Brooks... (read more)

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Literature
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The Dunciad in Three Books: Written in the Year 1727 with Notes Variorum and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus
The Dunciad in Three Books: Written in the Year 1727 with Notes Variorum and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus
by Alexander Pope
Notes
[No Place: Publisher Unknown, Date Unknown] Folio. Lacking the title page. Half title page is for "The Dunciad, in Three Books, Written in the Year 1727. With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus." With the "Letter to the Publisher" by... (read more)

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General
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Powell's Smellbound Blank Book (Portrait, Lined)
Powell's Smellbound Blank Book (Portrait, Lined)
by Powell's Books
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Lined 6½ x 9 journal, designed and printed in-house by Powell's Books. Cover features the first term in "Powell's Compendium of Readerly Terms," a collection of essential words and phrases for the discerning booklover. Reads: "smell·bound (... (read more)

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Cooking and Food
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Modernist Cuisine at Home
Modernist Cuisine at Home
by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet
Publisher Comments
The culinary revolution that has transformed restaurant menus around the world is also making its way into home kitchens. The Cooking Lab, publisher of the encyclopedic six-volume set Modernist Cuisine, which immediately became the definitive reference... (read more)

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Botany and Gardening
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The Genus Galanthus: A Botanical Magazine Monograph
The Genus Galanthus: A Botanical Magazine Monograph
by Aaron P Davis
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The genus Galanthus, commonly called snowdrops, are natives of Europe and the Near East.... (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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