Thursday, November 30, 2017

Friends Sponsors Colson Whitehead's Fall for the Book Talk

Colson Whitehead opened this year's
Fall for the Book Festival.
Colson Whitehead kicked off the 2017 Fall for the Book Festival in October with a discussion of his best-selling novel, The Underground Railroad. George Mason Friends sponsored Whitehead's talk, and several members seized the opportunity to meet Whitehead  during his reception.

The Underground Railroad combines realism and allegory to tell the story of 15-year-old Cora, a slave who escapes on a railway system that is literally underground. "The Underground Railroad confirms Colson Whitehead’s reputation as one of our most daring and inventive writers," The National Book Award judges wrote in their award citation for the novel. "A suspenseful tale of escape and pursuit, it combines elements of fantasy and the counter-factual with an unflinching, painfully truthful depiction of American slavery…He has given us an electrifying narrative of the past, profoundly resonant with the present."
GMF President Kate Krohler introduces
Whitehead before his talk.

In less than a year, the novel has gained the distinction of being one of the few works to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award --- along with the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Heartland Prize, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. It became a #1 New York Times Bestseller and was a Best Book of the Year for numerous print and online periodicals. It's being translated into 40 languages.

In spite of this whirlwind, and of winning national honors since 2000, (including a MacArthur Fellowship Award, the Dos Passos Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship), Whitehead still seems surprised and slightly bemused at all the fuss. The 48-year-old Harvard graduate, who tends to describe himself as just a quirky and somewhat isolated guy pounding out stories in his "cave," admitted in an August 2016 New York Times article "I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how people are responding to the book…I'm someone who just likes being in my cave and thinking up weird stuff."   

Whitehead signs his book for GMF
Board Member Barbara Coates.
Similarly, when a reader asked whether he was more impressed by the fact that Oprah has read his book, or that it's on President Obama's summer reading list, he responded, "I spend so much time in my cave thinking up these things that I'm impressed anyone picks them up! I'm glad they are both getting the word out in different ways, and if you like the book and tell a friend, that's nice, too. [Wipes tear of gratitude from face.]"
someone who just likes being in my cave and thinking up weird stuff."  

Well, the George Mason Friends have done their part to spread the word with enthusiasm, and we were delighted to be able to help bring him to Fairfax County! Look for Whitehead's books at the Spring book sale, but be quick -- they'll be snapped up fast!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lynn McCaffree Recognized at 2017 Friends Choice Awards

Thank you, Lynn, for all your hard work!
The Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees honored Friends of the Library  volunteers on October 11, 2017 with a special reception and awards ceremony at Kings Park Library.

The George Mason Friends Board selected Lynn McCaffree in honor of the key role she has played in our Friends organization for many years. Few of our Friends work as tirelessly as Lynn does as our children’s books specialist, categorizing and pricing the thousands of donated materials for young readers, and then setting up and staffing the children's room during the sale.

Lynn is deeply committed to making sure every kid can take home just the right books, at a price that suits their allowance. She is equally thoughtful about the books she sets aside for donation to schools and other literacy programs -- she makes sure they are all current, in good condition, and age-appropriate. And she works closely with our GM Library staff to identify replacement copies for high-demand children’s books.

As if that weren't enough, Lynn is the go-to person for any questions about sorting books for all categories, pitches in on any daily work that needs to be done, assists other people with their categories, and serves on our board of directors. All in all, Lynn is an invaluable member of our team, and we all look forward to seeing her smiling face and generous spirit in our Friends’ room every day! Thank you, Lynn!

The fruits of Lynn's labors: a well-stocked
children's sale room sorted by topic and reading level!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thank You, Volunteers!

At the check out area.
A huge thank you to all the hard-working volunteers who pitched in to make the Fall 2017 book sale a success! 

Whether you unpacked books, cashiered, tidied tables, schlepped boxes, or helped pack up after the sale, we are so grateful for your time, enthusiasm, and energy! It was a terrific sale, and it's all because of you!
Getting ready to
pack up after the sale.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

What Will YOU Find at the Sale?

At the Spring 2017 sale, this couple came to the check out table laughing, because they were buying a book that they themselves had donated a couple years earlier! At the time, she didn't think she'd have any further use for her textbook on artificial intelligence, and no one else in her house seemed interested.

But then, recently, her son started asking about that old AI book that was laying around. He wanted to read it. So she came to the sale planning to buy a book on artificial intelligence, and was tickled to end up buying the exact same book!

We'd love to hear your favorite book sale story, from bumping into a long lost friend to discovering something that intrigued, tickled, or moved you. Drop us a line at

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Book Sale Starts Today!

Young customers show off their favorite finds at the
George Mason Friends Book Sale.
Our semi-annual sale starts today and runs through Sunday. With thousands of items to choose from, you're sure to find just what you're looking for!
  • For families with young readers, the George Mason Friends' sale features books an entire room dedicated to  children's titles, sorted by subject and reading level. It includes a great assortment of board books, picture books, easy readers, children’s fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction, and books in other languages.
  • The book sale is also a great resource for older students looking for classics on their school reading list, reference works, language study materials, math, science, art, and sheet music.
  • If you're thinking ahead to the upcoming holidays, you'll find beautiful books in gift-quality condition on cooking, travel, sports, health, fitness, art, and more.
  • And last but certainly not least, customers come for the entertainment galore: movies, TV shows, music, games, popular and classic fiction, humor, comic books, and graphic novels.
Proceeds from the book sale support the George Mason Regional Library, the Fairfax County Summer Reading Program, and library-related programs and events in Fairfax County. Click our new Book Sale tab above to get all the details.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Great Deal on Beautiful Korean Children's Books!

This fall, we have a huge number of Korean children's picture books in our sale!  Topics range from Bible stories to folk tales to favorite board and picture books to science and math.  All books are in great condition and priced at just $2 each! Here are just a few examples:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Selected Children's Books now on Display

Special children's selections now on display.
Special selections from the children's books available for the Fall 2017 book sale are now on display at George Mason Library in the glass case on the right side of the lobby as you enter.

They will go on sale starting at 3 pm on Thursday, September 28.

Below is a list of titles and prices for every book in the display case. Please note that the information here may be revised or updated, and items in the case are subject to change.

Charming pop-up books

Fairies & Magical Creatures    $25
Sabuda and Reinhart    Candlewick Press, 2008, 1st edition

In the Beginning  $20
Chuck Fischer Little, Paper engineering by Bruce Foster, Brown, 2008

Beetles  $10
Sabuda and Reinhart, Hyperion, 2001, 1st edition

Winter in White  $10
Robert Sabuda, Little Simon, 2007, 1st edition

Winter in White pop-up book and
Mr. Fix-It's Mixed Up Christmas

Mr. Fix-It's Mixed-Up Christmas  $10
Richard Scarry. Little, Simon1st edition

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip  $10
George Saunders. Villard, 2000. 1st edition

New Chronicles of Rebecca  $15
Kate Douglas Wiggin. Houghton Mifflin, 1907. 8 illustrations, 1st edition

Growing Up with Dick and Jane  $10
Kismaric & Heiferman. Collins, 1996. 1st edition


The Real Wizard of Oz  $4
Rebecca Loncraine, Gotham Books, 2009

The Land of Oz  $10
L. Frank Baum, Reilly & Lee, 1904
Montgomery & Stone endpapers
The Scarecrow of Oz    $10
L. Frank Baum, Illus by John R. Neill, Reilly & Lee, 1915

Tik-Tok of Oz    $25
L. Frank Baum, Reilly & Lee, 1940s reprint

Dorothy & the Wizard in Oz  $15
L. Frank Baum, Illus by John R. Neill, Reily & Lee, 1908 reprint

Speedy in Oz  $20
Ruth Plumly Thompson, Reilly & Lee, 1934. 12 color plates

Pirates in Oz  $10.
Ruth Plumly Thompson, Reilly & Lee, 1931. 6 color plates
The complete Chronicles
of Narnia


The Chronicles of Narnia    $50
C. S. Lewis Folio Society, 1996

Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book    $10Howard R. Garis. Platt & Munk, 1939

Komantcia    $10
Harold Keith. Thomas Crowell, 1958, 2nd printing. 1965 Newberry Award.
Newberry Award-winner

Cowboy Andy    $10
Edna Chandler, Random House, 1959

Elsie and the Looking Club  $10
Monte Sohn. American Crayon Co., 1946 republication

Rascal    $10
Sterling North. E. P. Dutton, 1963

Little Plum    $15
Rumer Godden. Viking Press, 1963


The Very Fine Clock  $15
Muriel Spark, Illus by Edward Gorey, Alfred Knopf, 1968

The Water Babies  $10
Charles Kingsley, Illus by Jessie Willcox Smith, Dodd, Mead; 1916

Heidi  $10
Johanna Spyri, Illus by Jessie Willcox Smith. David McKay, 1922

Once Upon a Time  $10
Ed. Margery Darrell, Illus by Arthur Rackham, Viking Press, 1972

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Book Sale Preview: Rare, Fine, and Unusual Books on Display

Rare books, art books, and other collectibles are on display in the left glass case in the George Mason Regional Library lobby. These items will go on sale starting at 3 pm on September 28.

Lancelot-Grail, Old French
Vulgate Translation
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.

 Highlights include a 2-volume set of Paul Klee's notebooks; and a first My Home is Far Away, an autobiographical novel of prolific 20th novelist, playwright, and social satirist Dawn Powell. Also, a fine, 5-volume English translation of the Lancelot-Grail, which are 13th century manuscripts of Arthurian legend written in Old French.


My Home Is Far Away
First Edition
My Home is Far Away  $100
Dawn Powell. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1944. 1st Edition. Autobiographical novel of prolific 20th novelist, playwright, and social satirist.

Tennis  $25
Helen Wills. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928. Inscribed by author. 

The Phoenicians $40
Sabatino Moscati. Bompiani, 1988 . 1st Edition 

The Etruscans, $30
Mario Torelli, Editor. Bompiani, 2000. 1st Edition 


Paul Klee Notebooks
Paul Klee Notebooks. Volume 1: The Thinking Eye. Volume 2: The Nature
of Nature.  $250
Jurg Spiller, Editor, Ralph Manheim, Translator
Overlook Press, 1992

Lancelot-Grail: The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-vulgate in Translation, 5 volumes  $150
Norris J. Lacy, General Editor. Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993

The Mothers: A Study of the Origins of Sentiments and Institutions, 3 volumes  $75
Robert Briffault. The MacMillan Company, 1927

Nimrud and Its Remains, 3 volumes    $75
M.E. Mallowan, 1966

Freer Chinese Bronzes, 2 volumes    $100
Freer Chinese Bronzes, Vol 1 & 2
John Alexander Pope, Smithsonian Institution, 1967 & 1969


The World of Beryl Cook  $20
Jess Wilder, Jerome Sams. Prestel, 2007

Metamorphosis: The Fiber Art of Judith Scott  $25
John M. MacGregor. Creative Growth Art Center, 1999

Hommage a Marc Chagall: Oeuvres de 1947-1967  $25
Fondation Maeght, 1967

The Course of Human History Personified  $25
Tamara de Lempicka
Marcel Dzama. David Zwirmer, New York, 2005

Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Icon  $25
Royal Academy of Arts, 2004


Inventory of Early Architecture  $15
Christopher M. Gregson. County of Henrico, Virginia, 1998

The Lost Palace of Whitehall    $20
Simon Thurley. Royal Institute of British Architects, 1998

The Lion and the Unicorn  $25
Henrietta Goodden. Unicorn Press, 2011

Hokusai, Beyond the Great Wave  $35
Timothy Clark, Editor. Thames & Hudson, The British Museum, 2017   

Qing dais hui hua feng (Mandarin Chinese edition)  $25
Chongquing chu ban she, 1995

Chinesische Kunst  $25
Lubor Hajek. Artia, 1955

Along the Border of Heaven: Sung and Yuan Paintings from the C.C. Wang Family Collection  $25
Richard  M. Barnhart. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1983

In the Western Manner, Paintings by Chinese Export Artists, Catalogue 53  $15
Martyn Gregory Gallery, 1989

Images of the Mind: Selections from the Edward L. Elliott Family  $30
Wen C. Fong, et. al. Art Museum, Princeton University, 1984


Leading Figures in Venezuelan Painting of the Nineteenth Century  $15
Inter-American Development Bank, 1999

Feathered Serpents and Flowering Trees: Reconstructing the Murals of Teotihuacan  $25
Kathleen Berrin, et. al. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1988

Cuatro Siglos de Pintura
Cuatro Siglos de Pintura Puertorriquena  $25
Banco Santander. Puerto Rico, 1998


Antonello da Messina, Sicily’s Renaissance Master  $20
Gioacchino Barbera. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005

Heroic Deeds and Mystic Figures: A New Reading of Rubens’ Life of Maria de’Medici  $25
Millen and Wolf. Princeton University Press, 1989

Ingres and the Comtesse d’Haussonville  $30
Edgar Munhall. Frick Collection, 1998

Degas Landscapes  $30
Richard Kendall. Yale University Press, 1993

Rembrandt, Etchings    $45
Introduction & Catalogue by Yevgeny Levitan, Andrew Baratt, Translator. Aurora Art, 1973

Qur'ans of the Mamluks
Qur’ans of the Mamluks  $25
David James, 1988

La Alhambra Palais  $75
Owen Jones y Jules Goury. Ediciones Akal, S.A., 2001


Flower Paintings of Ellis Rowan  $80
National Library of Australia, 1982
ABC and XYZ of
Bee Culture

ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture  $30
A.I. Root Company, 1950

Boscos Vells, Mature Forests: Artists for Nature in the Catalan Pyrenees $35
Lynx Edicions, 2003


The Art of Soviet Palekh (37 of 39 plates; numbers 4 and 26 missing) $40
Moscow, 1958

Siberia and the Exile System, 2 volumes  $
James R. Osgood and Company, 1883

The Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin  $40
I Ya. Kachalova, et. al.Moscow Iskusstvo Publishers, 1990


Adolphe Stoclet Collection (Part 1)    $40
J.P. van Goidsenhoven, 1956

Aspects of Art, A Painter’s Alphabet  $25
Tom Phillips. Bellew Publishing, 1997

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Summer Reading Program Helps Kids Fight August Doldrums

There's plenty of time yet to read
wonderful books and finish
your summer reading log!
Summer break is half over -- are your kids bored yet? There’s still plenty of fun to be had through the library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program!  

Enjoy a bunch of great books with your kids, engage your teens’ creativity with essay writing and cover art contests, and sign your kids up for fun programs at the library.

If you're not signed up yet,  the program works like this:

  • Babies through third graders read (or have read to them) 15 books; fourth through sixth graders read 10 books; and teens in grades 7–12 read five books.
  • Ebooks and audio books count toward the total.
  • Kids and teens can read any books they choose.
  • Kids and teens can track their reading online or use a reading log they pick up in any Fairfax County Public Library branch.
  • Take the completed log to a library branch by September 2 to pick up your coupon book of free prizes and discounts. Teens will also be entered in a drawing for a gift card prize.

“The Summer Reading Program is Fairfax County Public Library’s way of supporting our schools…it aims to encourage children to enjoy reading,” said George Mason Regional Library Youth Services <anager, Jane Anspaugh. "It’s important for kids to read over the summer so that their reading abilities can grow and not diminish in preparation for the next school year."

The Children’s Summer Reading Program also seeks to stimulate new reading interests by providing fun group experiences that give children a chance explore their creativity and the world around them, and build social skills in the process. Programs range from story times to special events like Beech Tree Puppets, Leesburg Animal Park, Cupcake Wars (yum!). Enroll with a friend and make it a play date!

So beat the summer doldrums. Dr. Seuss once said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.” Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and have an amazing, magical time.

The George Mason Friends has been a major sponsor of the Fairfax County Summer Reading Program for years, and provided a $50,000 grant to the program in 2017. GMF has also established an endowment to ensure the program is funded in the future.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Adult Summer Reading Program: Why Should Kids Have All the Fun?

Mason District Library Trustee Fran
Millhouser is half way through
her summer reading list.
As we hit the warm months of summer, budget and work demands may prevent a dream vacation on a far away island, drinking out of coconuts while staring into the clear, blue waters -- but you can still escape the summertime blues through the pages of a good book. And through the George Mason Regional Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, you can even earn a reward for having fun.

The adult program, Reading by Design, works like this: come to the library to get a log, read five books before the end of the program, fill in your log, and then return it to the Information Desk to get your choice of a free book from a provided selection or a coupon for a free book worth up to $5 at the George Mason Friends Fall Book Sale. You'll also be entered in the Adult Summer Reading Program Prize Drawing. And if you would like to earn extra entries in the prize drawing, you can write a review what you read as well!

So treat yourself to a chance to relax, try something new, and talk to friends and neighbors about what you've read. Demonstrate to your kids that taking time to read is important and talk with them about its pleasures. George Mason is home to thousands of books and Fairfax County Public Library offers many more online. Every one is a new adventure, just waiting for you!

Pick up your summer reading log at the Information Desk.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Congratulations, Mohammed Esslami!

Mohammed explains the summer
reading program to patrons.
Staff and George Mason Friends bid a fond farewell to George Mason Regional Library's Branch Manager, Mohammed Esslami, who has been promoted to Regional Branch Manager as of July 8.

"Under his leadership over the past three years, George Mason Regional Library has enhanced its role as a significant community resource," said Friends past co-president Nancy Allard. "From iPad stations in the children's area to increased programs for children and adults, Mohammed and his staff have worked hard to serve the public, and we have welcomed the opportunity to support them with funding."

Ready to serve the
cake at his farewell party.

In a recent chat about his time at George Mason, Mohammed expressed his appreciation for the incredible diversity of the people around him. He noted the people he worked with were some of the most motivated people he has ever met, and that they make the environment at George Mason very welcoming.

We wish Mohammed all the best as he takes on his new responsibilities, and look forward to seeing him as he makes the rounds in his new role!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Suzanne LaPierre Wins 2017 George Mason Friends Scholarship

Duwain Ketch, Foundation Scholarship Committee Chair, presents the 2017 George Mason Friends Scholarship to Recipient Suzanne LaPierre. With (from left) FCPL Trustee Suzanne Levy; Fairfax Library Foundation Executive Director Susan Harman; FCPL Director Jessica Hudson; George Mason Friends Board Members Charlotte Sell and Laura Noble;  FCPL Trustee Fran Millhouser.
We are proud to announce that Ms. Suzanne LaPierre is the recipient of the 2017 George Mason Friends Graduate-Level Academic Scholarship. She is a Library Information Assistant at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, and is pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina.

As you can see from  her comments below, Suzanne has an impressive background and a thought-provoking vision for what she'd like to accomplish in the future:

After eleven years working in Information Services for Fairfax County Public Library, I am happy to finally have made the leap towards a Masters in Library and Information Science with a generous scholarship from the Fairfax Library Foundation and the George Mason Friends. 

Now more than ever, I think libraries have an important role to play in helping all citizens become more discerning users of information. With ever more information at our fingertips, ironically it’s become harder to sort fact from fiction. Social media has changed the way we receive news; search engines are tailored increasingly to the user’s biases, causing people to become more entrenched in one world view. I’m interested in exploring ways libraries and librarians can help untangle some of the confusion.

Another passion of mine is the arts. I have a background in visual arts and museums, with a MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University and a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. I'd love to explore how libraries can partner with creative groups in Fairfax County to forge meaningful opportunities for community empowerment and engagement.

And of course - I love to read, recommend books, and find out what other people are reading!  I am one of the writers for the Fairfax County Library blog About Books:  So if you see me at the library, don't hesitate to exchange reading recommendations!

Congratulations, Suzanne, from all of us at George Mason Friends!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

GMF Receives Recognition for Book Donations

Our beautiful award from the DC
CFSA for supporting literacy.
In addition to the semi-annual book sales and year-around Amazon sales, George Mason Friends also shares a portion of the book donations we receive with the library and other local organizations.

In March, one of those organizations, the DC Child and Family Services Agency, expressed their appreciation to us and the Friends of the Tyson-Pimmit Regional Library for contributing hundreds of books to inspire reading among the children the agency serves.

We, in turn, extend our appreciation to all our donors, who generously provide so many good-quality books and media, allowing us to support important literacy efforts in the region. Thank you!

Friday, May 5, 2017


It takes many hands and many, many hours of hard work to pull off a book sale like ours -- but you pitched in cheerfully and helped us raise enough to help fund the Fairfax summer reading program, library programs, and more.

And just importantly, thanks to your hard work, book lovers of all sizes and interests found something to smile about! 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Today: Half Off Everything at the Sale!

Our Spring 2017 book sale is wrapping up today, but we still have plenty of terrific bargains waiting for you.

To make sure as much as possible ends up in good homes, all items are half-price on Sunday!

The book sale (but not library services) will open at noon and closes promptly at 5 pm.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Important Book Sale Information

The cookbook section, beautifully
arranged and ready for you!
Welcome! The doors will open on Thursday, April 27 at 3pm sharp. We hope you'll have a wonderful time while you're here!

Here is some important sale information:


  • Park only in marked parking spaces. Seriously.
  • If you park along neighboring streets, you will get a ticket. Spare yourself the grief, and use the nearby shopping centers for overflow parking.


  • We accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards.

Check Out Time

  • The book sale must close each day promptly at the library's announced closing time. 
  • Please be in line to pay for  purchases at least 15 minutes before closing.


Return Policies

  • All sales are final and as is.
  • Be sure to check all cases before purchase. When we placed the items on the sale table, all CDs and DVDs were in their containers.
  • We haven't viewed the DVDs, nor listened to the recorded books or CDs.

 Bins and boxes and piles
  • No large bins or wheeled bins of any size are allowed in the sale area.
  • You may carry one copier paper box or banker's box with you in the sales area.
  • You may leave boxes, marked with your name and drop off time, in a designated holding area while you continue to shop.
  • At busy times, we may limit the time and quantity of boxes you may leave in the holding area.


  • No strollers or solid-frame backpack child carriers are permitted in the sales area.
  • Wheel chairs are always welcome.


Finding Things

  • Volunteers and maps are available to help you find what you're interested in.
  • We do not restock during the sale. Everything is out on the tables, with overflow boxes stored on the floor below.

Monday, April 24, 2017

We Need Volunteers!

Earn community service hours for school, or
or just pitch in to support a great cause.
Our volunteers are awesome. There's no other word for it. They tackle the huge mountain of work that is the GMF sale, and make it flat out fun. Just look at those smiles.
You can be awesome, too! Volunteer slots are still available, especially for Sunday. Contact us at

Volunteers share a laugh while setting out some of
the 80,000 books for the sale.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Sale Preview: Fine Art and Photography Books

Fine art and photography books now on display
in the George Mason Library lobby.
Beautiful books on art and photography are on display in the George Mason Library.

Below is 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.


The Graphic Work of M.C. Escher, Introduced and Explained by the Artist. Taschen, 2008.  $50

Joan Miro: Campo de Estrellas, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1993.  $25

Paul Outerbridge, A Singular Aesthetic: Photographs & drawings, 1921-1941 : a catalogue raisonne. Elaine Dines, Ed. Laguna Beach Museum of Art, 1981.  $20

Kokoschka Paintings. Richard Calvocoressi. Ediciones Poligrafa, S.A., 1992.  $25

Lee Krasner. Robert Hobbs. Harry N. Abrams. 1999.  $20

Ambrogio Lorenzetti:
The Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
Ambrogio Lorenzetti: The Palazzo Pubblico, Siena (Great Fresco Cycles of the Renaissance). Randolph Starn. George Braziller, 1994.  $30

The Art of Jean Hugo, Richard J. Wattenmaker. Art Gallery of Ontario, 1973.  $20

Kugach, Kugach, Kugach: Three Generations of Russian Artists. American Universiy, 2009. $25

A. Paul Weber 1930-1978. Handzeichnungen & Lithographen. Rheinland-Lerlag GmgH, 1978.  $30

Diego Rivera: the Detroit
Industry Murals
Diego Rivera: the Detroit Industry Murals. Linda Bank Downs. W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.  $20

Picasso, The Classical Period. John Richardson. C&M Arts, 2003.  $25

Hokusai, The Collector’s Portfolio: Ten Reproduction Antique Prints. Aurum Press, 1990.  $25

Giunti Dossier Art
No. 43: Klee (Federica Pirani).  $10
No. 64: Schiele (Eva di Stefano).  $10
No. 70: Toulous-Lautrec (Giorgio Cortenova).  $10
No. 106: Mucha (Patrizia Runfola).  $10


Women as Portrayed in Orientalist Painting
, Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi & Tony Willis, Oak Spring Garden Library, 2009.  $100

Women as Portrayed in
Orientalist Painting
Masterpieces of Indian Painting Formerly in the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collections. Alice N. Heeramaneck, 983. $30

Jade in Ancient Costa Rica, Julie Jones, Editor. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998.  

Nicaraguan Antiquities; Facsimile Edition of 1886 original. Carl Bovallius. Editorial y Litografia San Jose, 1970.  $20

Al-Andalus, The Art of Islamic Spain. Jerrilynn D. Dodds, Editor. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992.  $35

The Orientalists, Painter-Travellers 1828-1908. Lynne Thornton. ACR Edition, 1983.  $30

British Etchers 1850-1940. Kenneth M. Guichard. Robin Garton, 1981.  $40

Places and Cultures

Legado Sagrado: Edward Curtis and the
Indians of North America

Legado Sagrado: Edward S. Curtis y Los Indios de Norteamerica
Edward S. Curtis. Verve Editions, 2005.  $25

Timur and the Princely Vision, Persian Art and Culture in the 15th Century. Lentz and Lowry. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.  $30

Waterworks. A Photographic Journey through New York’s Hidden Water System
. Stanley Greenberg. Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.  $25

Lahore, The City Within. Samina Quraeshi. Concept Media, 1988. 1st Printing. $30

Shogun’s Shrine, The Magnificent Nikko Toshogu: Human and Animal Carvings/Paintings. Graphic-Sha Publishing Company, 1994.  $20

Remembrance of Patria, Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America 1609-1776. Blackburn and Piwonka. Albany Institute of History and Art. $25

100 Chinese Emperors. Wu Luxing; Lu Yanguang, Illustrator. Asiapac Books 1996.  $25    


Islands of Silence: The
Photography of
Donata Wenders

Optical Fundamentals of Underwater Photography. Gomer T. McNeil. Mitchell Camera Corporation, 1972.  $30

Samantha. David Pilosof. H. Lonay & D. Pilosof, 1977. 1st Printing.  $25

A Photographer’s Legacy. I. Willard Counts, Jr. Metropolitan Printing Co., Bloomington, IN, 1979.  $20

Islands of Silence, The Photography of Donata Wenders. Prestel.  $25    

Derry: the Troubled Years. Eamon Melaugh. Guildhall Press, 2005.  $30

Art Criticism

Abstract Expressionism, Other Politics. Ann Eden Gibson. Yale University Press, 1997.  $35

The Body of Christ in the Art of Europe and New Spain 1150-1800. James Clifton. Prestel, 1997.  $35

Art and Embodiment, from Aesthetics to Self-consciousness. Paul Crowther. Clarendon Press, 1993.  $25

Modernity & Nostalgia, Art and Politics in France Between the Wars. Romy Golan. Yale University Press, 1995.  $45

Saturn’s Fable, La Favola di Saturno: Analysis of a Restoration and Artistic Research on a Painting by Daniel Seiter. Gangemi Editore, 2005.  $20

Fundamentals of
Chinese Floral Painting, 4 vol. 


The Fundamentals of Chinese Floral Painting, Johnson Su-Sing Chow. Ho Kung-shang, 1997
No. 1: Book of the Plum.  $25
No. 2: Book of the Orchid.  $25
No. 3: Book of the Bamboo.  $25
No. 4: Book of the Chrysanthemum.  $25

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Notable Antique and Collectible Books Now on Display

Tales of a Grandfather,
by Sir Walter Scott.
Select antique and collectible books are now on display in the left glass case in the George Mason Regional Library lobby. Highlights include a first American edition of Brave New World, and splendid copy of London Types with woodcuts by renowned Victorian printmaker William Nicholson. These items will go on sale starting at 3 pm on April 27.

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.

Tales of a Grandfather, 3 Volumes. Sir Walter Scott. Adam & Charles Black, 1888.  $50

Fine woodcuts in London Types.
London Types: Quatorzains by William Ernest Henley, woodcuts by William Nicholson.R.H. Russell, 1898.  $300

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

The Black Arrow. Robert Louis Stevenson. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1888.  $35

Page, Squire, and Knight: A Romance of the Days of Chivalry. W.H. Davenport Adams, Editor Estes and Lauriat, 1883.  $20

Brave NewWorld,
First American Edition.
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932. 1st American Edition.  $75

The Tragedy of King Lear. William Shakespeare. Roycroft Shop, 1904.  $30

William Cobbett, A Biography, 2 Volumes. Edward Smith. Sampson Low & Company, 1878.  $50

Battles for the Union, Willard Glazier. Dustin, Gilman & Co., 1875.  $20

Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Abner Doubleday. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1886.  $75

Civil War titles
The Capture, Prison Pen and the Escape. Willard W. Glazier. J. Munsell,.  $50

A Bird’s Eye View of our Civil War. Theodore Ayrault Dodge. James R. Osgood and Company, 1883.  $50