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.
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1929 8vo., viii, 164pp. Full green cloth ruled in blind, gilt to spine. With drawings, photos, & one large folding plan. Spine faded, binding lightly soiled. Corners bumped. Ownership inscription... (read more)
Toronto: Printed for the author, 1949. Spiral bound, 32 x 23 cm, 176pp. plus 39 black-and-white plates at rear. Limited edition, #377 of 500 numbered copies. With four fold-out diagrams. Stiff black wrappers, front printed in gilt. Wrappers rubbed... (read more)
London: Printed for the Editor and Sold by Longman & Co. 1840. 8vo.; xxxi 619pp. Later full calf ruled in gilt. Inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With frontis of Humphry Repton and 253 figures in the text, 178 in color. Rebacked... (read more)
Boston: W. Andrews & L. Blake 1807. First US edition, from the fifth London edition, three octavo volumes; 500, 512, 543pp. In recent quarter calf, gilt-stamped black morocco labels on spines, marbled paper over boards, new endpapers & blank leaves... (read more)
New York: The Limited Editions Club, (1983). Quarto, 22 x 30 cm, 172pp. Illustrated by Janusz Kapusta. Limited edition, #1335 of 1500 copies, signed by Czeslaw Milosz and Janusz Kapusta on the colophon at rear. Bound in tan cloth over boards stamped in... (read more)
During World War II, combat experience proved that the American Sherman tank was no match for the best of Germany's tanks like the Panther or Tiger. Almost three years of development produced the T26E3 Pershing, which entered battle in the final months... (read more)
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