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.
no place: P. F. Cabantous 1853. Half morocco paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. 80 page in manuscript. Unfinished. Hand colored title page vignette at head of first chapter tail piece at page 9. Several unfinished illustrations in text. Text in French.... (read more)
Wein: Christian Friedrich Wappler, [1784 - 1787] 6 issues bound in three volumes. 253, (2), 258, (2); 240, (2), 262, (2); 238, (2), 246pp. Engraved frontis to each issue; issue 6 with frontis & one plate. Dates to title pages listed by the Masonic... (read more)
London: Printed by M. F. I. H, 1639. Fourth edition corrected. Large 8vo. , 395 (ie. 790), , 6pp. Page numbers on rectos only. Numerous errors in paging, as usual. Title in woodcut border. Folding chart of Recta Linea. Recently rebound in brown... (read more)
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