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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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Kenya Diary 1902-1906 1st Edition
Kenya Diary 1902-1906 1st Edition
by Colonel R. Meinertzhagen
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Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, (1957). Octavo, 22 x 14 cm. viii 347 pp. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth-covered boards. Spine stamped in gilt. Top edge brown. Illustrated throughout with black & white photography. Boards rubbed, bumped and soiled... (read more)

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Americana
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Bert Williams Son of Laughter
Bert Williams Son of Laughter
by Rowland Mabel
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New York: The English Crafters, 1923. (xxvii) + 218 pp. Red cloth-covered boards. Front board & spine stamped in gilt. 11 plates including frontispiece. Issued without a dust jacket. Extremities rubbed & bumped. Joint of rear board and spine frayed... (read more)

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Exploration and Travel Writing
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Commentarios Do Grande Afonso Dalboquerque Capitao Geral Que Foi Das Indias Orientaes Em Tempo Do Muito Poderoso Rey D. Manuel O Premeiro Deste Nome. 4 Volumes, 3rd edition.
Commentarios Do Grande Afonso Dalboquerque Capitao Geral Que Foi Das Indias Orientaes Em Tempo Do Muito Poderoso Rey D. Manuel O Premeiro Deste Nome. 4 Volumes, 3rd edition.
by Afonso de Albuquerque
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Afonso de Albuquerque (1453–1515) was the second viceroy of India. He conquered Goa, Malacca, Ormuz, and what is now Sri Lanka, establishing the Portuguese Empire in the east. Commentarios, a record of his travels and adventures, was compiled... (read more)

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Children's and Illustrated Classics
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Boys' Book of Sports
Boys' Book of Sports
by Grantland Rice
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New York: The Century Co., 1917. Octavo, 19.5 x 13 cm. xiv 422 pp. Original green cloth-covered boards. Front board and spine lettered and decorated in orange and black. Illustrated throughout with black & white photography. Boards lightly rubbed... (read more)

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Science Fiction
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Welcome to Reality: The Nightmares of Philip K Dick with Signed Bookplate
Welcome to Reality: The Nightmares of Philip K Dick with Signed Bookplate
by Uwe Anton
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Cambridge,Massechussetts: Broken Mirrors Press 1991. LImited Edition 208 pp. Fully bound in black cloth with silver gilt lettering blind stamped to spine. Number 15 of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed on a pastedown plate by both Uwe Anton... (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
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[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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Literature
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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
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Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother.... (read more)

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General
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Powell's Smellbound Blank Book (Landscape, Unlined)
Powell's Smellbound Blank Book (Landscape, Unlined)
by Powell's Books
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Unlined 9 x 6½ 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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Transportation
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The Deschutes River Railroad War Signed Edition
The Deschutes River Railroad War Signed Edition
by Leon Speroff
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Tracing the geological and railroad history of the Pacific Northwest, Leon Speroff uniquely evokes the Age of the Railroad in his newest book, The Deschutes River Railroad War. With intricate detail, expert understanding and amusing anecdotes, he brings... (read more)

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    The Gastronomical Me

    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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