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 is a visual tour so saturated with realism you can smell the knishes neatly displayed in the window of the Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, a visual tour comprised of hundreds of images of unique 19th and 20th century retail graphics and neon signs... (read more)
(Morristown): Privately Printed, 1983 Oblong leatherette folio in slipcase. Number 104 of 347 produced, signed & inscribed by Don Frazier. Complete with 22 color plates in special sleeve. Sleeve description & book order form are laid in. Near Fine... (read more)
Leipzig: Fr. Chr. Wilh. Vogel 1841-1857. Hand Dictionary of the Greek Language: four volumes in six. Good/-. All volumes rebound in burlap cloth. A handsome set with red title labels on spine using gilt lettering. Interior pages in good condition. First... (read more)
[Charlottesville]: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, (1975). Limited edition of 26 (a-z); this copy is the letter f. 55 pp gathered in unbound, unopened signatures; housed in folding orange cloth boards and matching orange slipcase... (read more)
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1860. Complete in 6 volumes.
Quarto. Publisher's green cloth, decorated in blind with a gilt motif to front boards, repeated in blind on rear boards. All with the half-title and extra-engraved title pages.
In... (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)
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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