Thursday, April 26, 2012

Next book sale(s)

Our Spring book sale ended on April 22.  Mark your calendar for our Fall book sale to be held September 27-30, 2012.  

If you missed our sale and need books now, check out one or more of these Friends book sales being held at other Fairfax County Libraries:

Friday, April 20, 2012


The Spring book sale will continue until 5 pm on Sunday, April 22.  We have LOTS of great books, DVDs, CDs, videos, and audio books still available.  We are here the following hours for you to shop:

Friday, April 20 - until 6 pm
Saturday, April 21 - 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, April 22 - noon to 5 pm  (library services start at 1 pm)

Sunday is 1/2 price day, but shop sooner for the best selection!  We take cash and checks only.

Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring 2012 - Adult Display Case

The left side display case in the lobby of the Library is now full of special finds of adult books which will be for sale at the book sale starting April 19. Warning: we reserve the right to correct any mistakes we have made in the prices or descriptions being published here. We may remove a book if we detect a mistake and we may add books without updating the list.

Mexico, Los Proyectos,      $ 60
de una Nacion, 1821-1888                                              
Guadalupe Jimenez Codinach 

The Correspondence of Honore de Balzac      $ 60
 2 volumes, translated by C. Lamb Kenney    1878                                                             

Rails Along the Chesapeake,      $ 60
A History of Railroading on
the Delmarva Peninsula, 1827-1978
John C. Hayman                                                   1979                                                                                        
The Artilleryman, The Experiences and     $ 40
Impressions of an American Artillery
Regiment in the World War,  
129th F.A. 1917-1919
Jay M. Lee 
Japanese-American and Aleutian Wartime       $ 50
Relocation, Hearings before the Subcommittee
on Administrative  Law and Governmental
Relations, June 20, 21, 27, and September 12, 1984                  
A French Chef Cooks at Home        $ 30
Jacques Pepin  (signed by author)                     1975                                                                                       

Still Life and Special Effects Photography   $ 25
Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz                      2002                                                                                                                            
Paris 1937-1957, creations en france,   $ 35
centre georges pompidou
28 mai – 2 novembre 1981       

The Walls of Jericho $ 75
Rudolph Fisher
Alfred A. Knopf,

Atlas of Creation, Volume 1    $ 20
Harun Yahya 

Joined Colors, Decoration and     $ 25
 Meaning in Chinese Porcelain
Louise Allison Cort and Jan Stuart                    1993                                                                                                

Portret, 1989-2009 $ 30
Stephan Vanfleteren

Francis Gazeau, photographies        $ 15
L’art du metissage                                                                  

The Ladies of the White House   $ 75
Laura C. Holloway 
2 volumes

The Ugly Dachshund      $ 30
G. B. Stern    

Cotswold Characters                     $ 20
John Drinkwater
5 engravings by Paul Nash                                 1921                                                                                                      

Report of the Commissioner of    $ 30
Patents for the Year 1859
volume 2                                  

Grandeza y Decadencia de Roma                                    
Guglielmo Ferrero 
·        III, Fin de una Aristocracia     $ 25      
      IV, Antonio y Cleopatra      
        V, La Republica de Augusto     $ 25    
      VI, Augusto ye el Gran Imperio 
    Ediciones Siglo Veinte 1959      
Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life $ 50
Takejiro Hasegawa
Frederic A. Sharf

    Thunder Dragon Textiles from Bhutan $ 30

The Bartholomew Collection

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan $100
John L. Stephens
Harper and Brothers
2 volumes                      

    Complete Practical Railroading                               
Locomotives, Their Operation,     $ 80 
Care, and Management                                                        

Practical Repairing of Everyday    $ 75

Practical Electricity for Enginemen     $ 15                                  

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Year Progressive     $ 50

Examinations with Answers   $ 50                                          
Westinghouse Air Brake Practice                                                                                                National Institute of Practical Mechanics, Chicago, 1911

Asian Traditions in Clay       $ 20   
The Hauge Gifts
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur  M. Sackler Gallery, 2000                                                      

Japanese Indigo Design             $ 25
The collection of Sadako Fukui
 Kyoto  Shoin                                  
First Edition, 1992                                                                                            

Janis Rozentals, Reprodukciju albums   $ 20
   Riga Liesma                                      

Mormonism: Its Rise, Progress, and             $ 100
Present Condition [The Expose of
Mormons and Mormonism]
N.W. Green                                                              1870                                                                                                               

Complete Practical Railroading,    $ 90
Portfolio of Colored Charts
International School of Engineering

Geschichte der Franzohlchen        $ 50
Revolution von 1848
von Louis Heritier

The Marble Collegiate Church      $ 25
autographed by Norman Vincent Peale
© 1954

The Freer Chinese Bronzes, Volume 1    $ 30

My Last Expedition to the Antarctic 1936-1937 $ 60
Lars Christensen
© 1938

Korean Art, 100 Masterpieces      $ 40
Editions AP International                                 1995                                                                                            

Beyond the Silk Road   $ 20
from the Powerhouse Museum Collection    

Foreign Relations of the United States      $ 60
1961-1963, Volume III, Vietnam
Jan-Aug 1963
John P. Glennon, Editor in Chief                         

Russian Avant-garde Art    $ 30
The George Costakis Collection
Angelica Zander Rudenstine

The Sun     $ 20
C.A. Young                       
New and Revised Ed,1898        

The Art of Hans Heysen $ 20
David Dridan
Chambres d’amis    $ 30
Gent 21 juni-21 september 1986,
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst,
   Inscribed by Jan Hoet                                                       

Pool Light     $ 35 
Photographs by Howard Schatz   

Miami Beach Deco       $ 10
Miniature Models of Miami Beach’s
Historic Art Deco District, 
Alan Rose                                                                                       1997                                            

Rails to Paradise: The History of the      $60
Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890 – 1919
Russell H. Holter and Jesse Clark McAbee
Gorham Printing 2005, 1st printing

Sketches of Suffolk County, Historical     $ 75
and Descriptive
Richard M. Bayles,
Published by the author, 1874     
Douze Journees de la Revolution,    $ 30
Poemes par Barthelemy, in French and German
   Stuttgart, 1832                                                                                                                 

The Pursuit of Leviathan              $ 25
Lance E. Davis, et al,
University of Chicago Press, 1997

Bodyscapes       $ 20
Allan I. Teger
Shade Tree Press, 1995                      
signed by artist                         

Fuchs uber Ernst Fuchs        $ 45
Bilder und Zeichnungen von 1945-1976

Eugene Onegin,  A Novel in Verse    $ 50
Aleksander Pushkin
Translated by Vladimir Nabakov            
4 volumes

French Art Treasures at the Hermitage     $ 25
Albert Kostenevich,
Harry N. Abrams

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring 2012 Book Sale - Children's Display Case

The right side display case in the lobby of the Library is now full of special finds of children's books which will be for sale at the book sale starting April 19. Warning: we reserve the right to correct any mistakes we have made in the prices or descriptions being published here. We may remove a book if we detect a mistake and we may add books without updating the list.

A Child’s Garden of Verses     $ 10
Robert Louis Stevenson                      
illus by Eulalie                        
Platt and Munk 1929
Color paste-down, 10 full color illustrations.

Mr. Bunny His Book              $ 45
Adah L . Sutton   
Saalfield 1900                                                  
1st edition, no jacket as issued.  Fair condition.  Limericks and rhymes.

Lad of Sunnybank                  $ 10
Albert Terhune               
Grosset and Dunlap 1929
Jacket; probable 1st edition; 100100 indicates 1st edition.   

Tales from the Arabian Nights     $ 15
Soifer and Shapiro                       
Illus by Tenggren                        
Golden Press 1957, 2nd printing
Pictoral cover, colorful end papers.  Corners bumped.

Tomie de Paola              $ 15
Barbara Elleman                        
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1st impression, 1999
Like new, with jacket.

The Brave Tin Soldier               $ 10
Hans Christian Anderson       
1970's pop-up book; all pop-ups and tabs work.  No repairs.

Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs  $ 10
Sabuda and Reinhart
Candlewick Press 20005 popup, 4th ed,
All pop-ups in good working condition.

Encyclopedia Historica Sharks             $ 10
and other Sea Monsters             
Sabuda and Reinhart
pop-up, 2nd ed, Walker Books 2006
All pop-ups in good working condition.

The Bumper Book     $ 10
Watty Piper                               
illustrated by Eulalie
Platt and Munk 1969
No jacket, oversize, bright illustrations.

The Jolly Little Clown and other stories     $ 10
Eleanor Pease                          
Albert Whitman 1927
No jacket.

The Quest of the Missing Map        $ 10
Carolyn Keene                           
Grosset and Dunlap 1942, probable 1st edition
Jacket, produced under wartime conditions notice, to title on jacket.

The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings          $ 10
Carolyn Bailey                                     
Platt andMunk 1945, double pages
Poor jacket, not price-clipped, unpaginated, illus. end papers

Poems of Childhood      $ 30
Eugene Field                        
illus by Maxfield Parish
Charles Scribner’s Sons 1904
Later edition dust jacket, all illustrations intact

The Little Prince          $ 10
Antoine de Saint-Exupery            
Harcourt Brace Janovic, 1971 anniversary edition
Excellent slipcase, book like new.

Sinbad the Sailor       $ 10
From the Arabian Nights  
illus by Edmund Dulac
Omega Books 1986
Dust jacket not price clipped.

The Hungry Tiger of Oz        $ 50
Ruth Plumly Thompson        
Illus by John R. Neill                      
Reilly and Lee 1926, 1st ed
12 color plates, prints coated only on one side, all illustrations intact; hyphen last line p. 21, "two" in perfect type p. 252; unnecessary tape on spine.

Pirates in Oz         $ 50
Ruth Plumley Thompson      
Illus by John R. Neill                      
Reilly and Lee 1931, 1st ed.
12 color plates, prints coated only on one side, all illustrations intact;  unnecessary tape on spine.

The Scalawagons of Oz     $ 50
John R. Neill                                    
Reilly and Lee 1941
No jacket, B/W illustrations, "Scalawagons" hyphenated on spine.

Old-Fashioned Girl         $ 10
Louisa May Alcott                        
Roberts Bros 1896
Brown cloth decorated in black and gilt, no jacket.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs     $ 10
Walt Disney                                   
Golden Press 1952
No jacket, unpaginated, color illustrations throughout, oversize.

A Big Ball of String    $ 10
Marion Holland                             
Beginning Reader, Random House 1958
Dust jacket, early edition

And It Was So         $ 10
Words from Scripture             
illus by Tasha Tudor
Westminster Press 1988
Soft cover, like new.

American Fold Songs for Children    $ 10
Ruth Crawford Seeger                    
Doubleday 1948
Jacket, music and words written by Pete Seeger's stepmother. 

George Washington’s World      $ 10
Genevieve Foster       
Charles Scribner’s Sons 1948
Dust jacket, later printing.

The Road in Storyland     $ 10
Watty Piper                                
illus by the Hollings
Platt and Munk 1952
No jacket, bright illustrations and end papers, pages numbered by a child.

Best Loved Fairy Tales        $ 10
The Magic Book of Fairy Tales   
Brach Books 1986
2 books in slipcase with jackets, like new.

Anno’s Sundial      $ 10
Mitsumas Anno                             
Philomel 1987
Pop-ups all work, chips on spine, issued without jacket.

Hansel and Gretel and other stories    $ 10
The Brothers Grimm      
Kay Nielsen, illus
Weathervane 1985
Classic collectors' series, no jacket, 10 B/W and 12 color full page illustrations.

Fun with Our Friends   $ 12
New Basic Readers         
American Printing House For the Blind 1962
Large type school library book, writing on 1 blank page.

Tiny Elf Library       $ 10 
Various authors  
Rand McNally 1968
Original slipcase, case shows some wear.  8 small books.