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.
London: The Bombay Natural History Society., 1921. Volumes I and II only of a 3-volume set, 18.5 x 27.5 cm. First edition. Half-bound in dark green morocco with green cloth over boards, spines stamped in gilt; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers... (read more)
Westport: Greenwood Press Publishers (1974). Octavo 14 x 22 cm 278pp. Reprint of 1864 edition. Grey cloth over boards decorated in gilt and black. Boards have light soiling to the surface and are slightly bowed. No dust jacket as issued. Very good... (read more)
[No Place]: The Grabhorn Press, 1958. One of 400 produced. Folio, 14 x 10". Quarter cloth, printed paper over boards. With prospectus & a beautifully printed menu for the 50th anniversary dinner of the Book Club of California laid in. Bookplate to front... (read more)
New York: Antiquarian Press Ltd., 1961. Quarto, 22.5 x 32 cm. xxiii i 494 pp. Limited edition; one of 750 unnumbered copies. Full gray cloth-covered boards; front board decorated in blue; spine stamped in blue and gilt. Top edge blue. Lacking a... (read more)
[Mexico City: Offset Vilar], 1953 4to., (258)pp. Inscribed on the half title page by the author. Quarter blue cloth stamped in blind, red morocco spine. Illustrated throughout with black & white photos, line drawings. Ribbons illustrated in color. Text... (read more)
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