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.
This excellent work, with more than 800 photos for ease of use, is designed to help students get the most out of the study and training of the five essential Pi Nan kata. Tomiyama Sensei, one of the leading Shito Ryu instructors in the world, not only... (read more)
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1960. 15 x 24 cm, 831pp. In library binding, with stamps and labels; orange boards, spine stamped in gilt. Includes numerous fold-out maps and charts. Boards lightly soiled, edgeworn, and sunned... (read more)
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)
Berlin & Leipzig: H A Koechly 1827. 5th edition. 8vo. four volumes in two. Later marbled paper over boards leather title labels on spines. Text in French. Extremities rubbed. Lacking half-titles. Prelims lightly foxed. Good condition. Madame La Comtesse... (read more)
London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale 1808. 8vo 235x150mm. 301pp + 3pp ads. First edition. 3/4 bound in modern tan calf with tan cloth-covered boards. The spine has 5 raised bands, is decorated in gilt, and has 2 morocco labels stamped in gilt. Portrait... (read more)
New England Restraining Act, 1775
London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1775.
Disbound Folio, 32 x 18.5cm. pp. Title, 295-307 (leaves 4E2-4H2).
Printed in 1775 and passed in Parliament on March 30, 1775. This act was of tremendous... (read more)
Behind Beatlemania These photos convey a really happy period for them and for me. It all comes down to music, they were without a doubt the greatest band of the 20th century, and that’s why these photographs are so important. – Harry... (read more)
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