Category Archives: Rarities & Conservation

True Christmas Treasure

First edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843, published by Chapman & Hall, London, with four hand-colored illustrations by John Leech and additional b&w illustrations by Linton. Original rust colored cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorations bound … Continue reading

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Here is a very scarce children’s book that just turned up in a storage box, having been misplaced for years. It was published by The John C. Winston Company in 1953, and may have seemed old-fashioned even then. Marie Curtis … Continue reading

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Erskine Caldwell

Here is a mighty fine Erskine Caldwell collection, mostly first editions, for sale as a collection or individually.  Separate photos are available on request, as well as further bibliographic information.  The titles and prices are listed below, all first editions … Continue reading

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Gardening Libraries

Tonight we had an excellent NOBS Forums presentation with some mighty fine show-and-tells! The program was co-sponsored by the Native Plant Society and featured two librarians from our cultural institutional libraries. Gary Esmonde from the Cleveland Botanical Gardens gave a … Continue reading

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A Hunk o’ Cast Iron

I got a new toy!  It’s a rather heavy toy.  Cast-iron.  With black paint and stencil.  And a wheel crank that resembles a ship’s steering wheel.  Except cast iron, like I said.  It arrived in a heavy box with thick … Continue reading

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