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.
Nuremburg: Widow of Johann Steins 1743. Fourth edition. 4to. (14) 1 078 (22)p. Portrait and 38 folding plates. Contemporary full vellum. Light foxing through text, some wear to the edges of folding plates. Very good condition. One of the most influential... (read more)
Amsterdam: Van Holkema & Warendorf's 1927. 4to size (200x275mm) dark blue cloth gilt decorations 44 black & white photographic plates 155pp. First edition Inscribed on front free endpaper: With compliments from the author. JAM... (read more)
New York: Antiquarian Press Ltd. 1961. Quarto 22.5 x 32 cm. xxiii i 494pp. Limited edition one of 750 unnumbered copies a reprint of the 1895 edition. Gray cloth covered boards. with front board stamped in navy. Spine stamped in gilt and navy. Top fore... (read more)
Benjamin F. G. Kline Jr. and Walter Casler and Thomas T. Taber III
(Williamsport: Lycoming Printing Company, Inc.), [1970 - 1978] Three volumes. Full green buckram stamped in gilt. Illustrated with maps, black & white photos throughout. Text printed in columns. Complete in 3 volumes. Light wear & soiling to bindings... (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)
(Casablanca): Edition Lak International, (1995). 28 x 30.5 cm, 185pp. Text in French. Bound in red cloth stamped in ivory. Very light spot stains to the cloth; edges lightly soiled. Dust jacket spine mildly faded. Good/Good. SB... (read more)
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