Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall 2016 Sale Preview: Rare, Fine, and Unusual Books on Display

A portion of the books on display for the Fall Book Sale.
Rare books, art books, and other collectibles are on display in the lower half of the right glass case in the George Mason Regional Library lobby. These items will go on sale starting at 3 pm on September 29.

Below is a list of titles and prices. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in the prices or descriptions published here. Books may be removed or added without updating the list.

Fine Antiquarian Books

Fourth edition, Don Quixote, 1766.
Villette, 3 Volumes ― $500
Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte)
Smith, Elder & Co., 1853
 (More details available here)

Don Quixote de la Mancha, 4 Volumes ― $400
Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra,
Translated by Charles Jarvis
J. and R. Tonson    1766
4th Edition

The Pilgrim’s Progress (Elstow Edition) ― $50
John Bunyan
John Walker and Co.     1881

Travels in Alaska ― $75
John Muir  
Houghton Mifflin, 1915

Song of Hiawatha ― $30
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Frederic Remington, illustrator
Houghton, Mifflin, 1890

Signed by the Author

Abundant Living ― $50
E. Stanley Jones  
Abingdon Press, 1942

Singerie Songerie, a Masque on the Subject of Lyric Mode ― $45
Eugene Walter, Illustrations by ZEV
Willoughby Inst., 1958 Willoughby Inst., 1958
Numbered, Signed by Author and Illustrator

The Fall of America ― $30
Allen Ginsberg  

El Arte Y Los Toros ― $20
Fernando Berckemeyer y Pazos  
Museo Taurino de Arte de Lima, 1966

Limited Editions

Boxed set of Interpretacion del Codice Selden,  with facsimile of complete codex.

Interpretacion del Codice Selden, 3135(A.2) ― $400
Alfonso Caso
Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia
Mexico, 1964

The History of Liddesdale, Eskdale, Ewesdale, Wauchopedale and the 
Debateable Land ― $150
Robert Bruce Armstrong  
David Douglas, 1883
No. 33 of 105 copies 

The Return of the Native ― $75
Thomas Hardy, Clare Leighton, woodcuts
Macmillan & Co., 1929
Limited edition


The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.
The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters ― $40
Logan Marshall, Editor  
L.T. Myers, 1912

Siberia and the Exile System, 2 volumes ― $35
George Kennan  
The Century Company, 1891

Metrical Chronicle of Scotland, Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages, 3 vols. ― $45
William B. Turnbull, ed.
Longman, Brown, Green, 1858

The Russo-Turkish War:  Including an Account of the Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Power, and the History of the Eastern Question ― $30
Captain H.M. Hozier, Ed.
 Mackenzie, London

African Game Trails, by Theodore Roosevelt.
African Game Trails ― $45
Theodore Roosevelt
Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1910
Rank and File: True Stories of the Great War ― $40
Theodore Roosevelt, Illustrated by Captain John W. Thomason, Jr.
Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928




 Eastern Art

Between Heaven and Earth: Secular and Divine Figural Images in Chinese Paintings and Objects ― $17.50
Moss, 1988

Crow Collection of Asian Art ― $25
Robert R. Belinger, Editor
Trammell & Margaret Collection of Asian Art, 2008

Homage to Heaven, Homage to Earth: Chinese Treasures of the Royal Ontario Museum ― $30
Doris Dohrenwend, et. al.
University of Toronto Press, 1992

Freer Chinese Bronzes, 2 volumes ― $100
John Alexander Pope, et. al.
Smithsonian Institution: 1967, 1969

Middle Eastern Art

Nimrud and its Remains, 3 volumes ― $100
M.E.L. Mallowan
Collins, 1966

La Alhambra Palais.
La Alhambra Palais; Planos, alzados, secciones y detalles de la Alhambra $75 
Owen Jones and Jules Gourg
Ediciones Aka, 2001

Qur’rans of the Mamluks ― $70
David James
Alexandria Press, London, 1988

Art of the Ancient Near East ― $40
Pierre Amiet, John Shepley & Claude Choquet, Translators
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1980

American and European Art

Rembrandt, Etchings ― $75
Introduction & Catalogue by Yevgeny Levitan, Andrew Baratt, Translator
Aurora Art , 1973

Rembrandt, Etchings and Drawings$25
Prof. V.V. Stech, translated by Alice Denesova
Paul Hamlyn, 1968

Painting Photography Film$35
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
MIT Press, 1967

Parkett No. 8 ― $25
In Collaboration with Markus Raetz
Parkett-Zurich, 1986

Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musee National des Beaux-Arts d’Alger ― $25  
Mahammed-Orfali Dalila, 1999

Felix Valloton, Prints and Preparatory Drawings ― $35
Visual Arts Gallery, 1993

The Posters of Picasso ― $20
Joseph K. Foster
Grosset & Dunlap, 1964

Indian Art in Pipestone, George Catlin’s Portfolio in the British Museum ― $25
John C. Ewers, Ed.  
Smithsonian Inst., 1979


Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, 4 vols. ― $50
Sir Walter Scott  
Adam and Charles Black

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1787, Faksimile ― $40
W.A. Mozart  
Barenreiter Kassel, 1955

The Sacred Oratorios, 1799 ― 40
George F. Handel
T. Hepinstall

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