Wednesday, October 28, 2009

2 more books listed today.

Kings of Fortune, by Walter Houghton, dated 1888. Nice condition except for a tear on the spine(see Pic).

An interesting reference book dated 1914. Good condition!

Check store for what is still available.

Check the Ebay store for what is still available. Some of these are finding new homes.

Monday, October 26, 2009

New books listed!

Social Dynamite or the Wickedness of Modern Society is dated 1889 and a 2nd edition. Nice condition as well!

This is a nice children's historical drama and dated 1906, and a first edition.

This is a nice old religious dictionary that is a reference book. Dated 1906, it is a first editon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just listed two more~

This is a very nice late 1800's children's story book. One Hundred Tales by Canon Schmid was published originally in Germany. Very nice condition.

These are the latest listings done just today. This is a 1884 Swedish Bible that is bound in black leather. Corner are bumped, but other than that, it is in fine condition.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New books listed!

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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just listed some nice books in the ebay store!

We have listed some nice books in the ebay store, take a look! Romola by George Eliot, Plain Tales From The Hills by Rudyard Kipling, From Chaucer to Tennyson by Henry Beers, dated 1894.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Books in store are being replaced.

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!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Just listed a very nice book. The Complete Works of Shakespeare is bound in soft leather, with gold gilt. This is dated as a 1937 copy. Publisher is Walter Black.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New(antique) inventory in the store!

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.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Working on a new Lakeside Classic project.

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.[8] 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.[8] 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.[8]

Happy Collecting!
R & A Bookfinders