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.
(Tokyo}: Tokyo Imperial Hygienic Laboratory, 1915. 9 x 11&3/4. Text in English. Full green cloth ruled in blind. Top edge stained black. Complete with 7 maps & 77 plates. Ex-library, with stamp to spine, front paste down, tail of textblock & rear free... (read more)
London: Wesleyan Conference Office 1877. First edition octavo in rust cloth stamped in gilt & black; viii 519pp. Frontispiece in sepia. Seven more plates 3 in sepia 4 in black & white plus 2 folding plates. Wear to spine ends & corners. top edge toned... (read more)
Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1965. 2 volumes in slipcase. Reprint of the 1817 edition. Full blue cloth. 4to., xlviii. 479; viii, 288, (4), cclx pp. Complete with folding maps, plans, tables, & 10 color plates. Boards lightly worn. Front hinge... (read more)
London: Groombridge & Sons, 1867. Eight volumes bound in green half morocco with raised bands; gilt title & decorative tooling to spines, top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With 521 chromolithographs. All volumes with foxing to fore edges, not affecting... (read more)
Seattle: E A Hegg (1902) Decorated wraps. With Panoramic View of Dawson tipped in at front. 126pp. 2 chip from spine stain to front cover. Folding view of Dawson with tears along creases with no loss water damage. Paper lightly age toned. Good condition.... (read more)
Defining designers of the 20th and 21st centuries and their most remarkable works From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel, to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a century's worth of... (read more)
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