Today, we have listed some very nice books and very old. The Saints Everlasting Rest is authored by John Wesley of the Methodist tradition. This book is 162 years old and in very good condition. It is bound in leather, just beautiful! We also have a great old book by Louisa May Alcott, dated 1891. This is a 2nd edition of Jo's Boys. Bound in brown cloth. Very nice condition and rare! The Ark of Elm Island by Rev. Elijah Kellogg is dated 1869 is a first edition. This is also in very good condition. 140 years old. The last one for today is Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens. Dated 1949 this is bound in soft leather. This is published by Thomas Nelson, and looks like a small Bible.
Greetings, just a note to let my customers know that we are replacing books in the store this week, so if there was one you wanted, let me know and I will save it for you. They wont be back in the store, with the exception of the two books that are on auction. We will have fresh books to the market from a variety of estate sales. Thanks for reading!
We are starting to list some new (old) inventory that is fresh to the market. Starting with The Life of Queen Victoria by Arthur Merrill. This is a lovely burgundy leather book that is in very good condition! A 1901 first edition. Take a look in the store at the link above.
Good Morning! I am working on getting together a nice collection of Lakeside Classics. They will currently include the "blues" and the "browns". Although I may change my mind and add the reds. The years will definitely include 1953-2002. Here is a little background about the books: The Lakeside Classics is a series of books printed annually, at Christmastime, by RR Donnelley. This tradition was begun in 1903 by Thomas E. Donnelley, who was then the company president. The basic format of these books has remained essentially the same since inception, as a hardcover, cloth wrapped and gold embossed. Subject matter tends to cover elements of American history. Many early volumes contained speeches and writings of noted Americans, including Benjamin Franklin, whose autobiography represented the first ever Lakeside Classic. Lakeside Classics are never sold and are only made available to RR Donnelley employees, clients, and others associated with the company. The week before Christmas, each employee is given one copy of that year's volume. As such, the books are very rare, and are in demand on the collector's market. Antiquarian bookstores often have a section devoted to Lakeside Classics, and early volumes command large sums from book collectors.
We are interested in preserving rare and antique books and paper. Our customer base includes collectors and museums and people who just love old books. This blog will be used for updates on what we acquire.