Recent Arrivals from Town Books of San Anselmo

Recent Arrivals from Town Books of San Anselmo

cover of Goethe Galley: Goethe's Female Characters from the Original Drawings by William Kaulbach

Goethe Galley: Goethe's Female Characters from the Original Drawings by William Kaulbach

by G. H. Lewes

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
no date
Condition
Very Good-
Item Price
NZ$120.14

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This is a rare copy of drawings and text based on the female characters in Goethe's poetry. Boards are bumped and scuffed, but no major flaws. Marbled endpapers. No internal markings. Pages are of heavy card stock with some age discolorations. There are numerous original black and white drawings by William Kaulbach. Priced to sell! All proceeds benefit The… Read more
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cover of Shakespeare's Heroines

Shakespeare's Heroines

by Anna Jameson

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
c. 1905
Condition
Very Good+
Item Price
NZ$32.04

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This lovely edition has 16 full-page half-tone illustrations made from original oil paintings. Each page has elaborate scroll ruling around the text. No publication date, though a small faded ink inscription on FEP is dated 1907. No other internal markings. Front hinge is slightly loose at head of spine but still very much in tact. … Read more
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cover of San Francisco As it Was As it Is and How to See IT

San Francisco As it Was As it Is and How to See IT

by Helen Throop Purdy

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1912
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$44.85

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This lovely book was published by the distinguished firm of Paul Elder and Company. Most pages remain uncut! Boards are soiled and rubbed. Hinge is slightly loose in rear of book but very much intact. Black and white photographs of early 20th century San Francisco adorn every page. This is a rare time capsule of San… Read more
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NZ$44.85
cover of Brer Rabbit: Stories from Uncle Remus

Brer Rabbit: Stories from Uncle Remus

by Joel Chandler Harris

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1941
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Edition - Stated
Item Price
NZ$35.24

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This is a very nice copy of Harris' seminal work that has garnered both praise and criticism from African American writers and folklorists. The hinge is tight and the binding only slightly rubbed and soiled. Owners bookplate on FEP. No other internal markings. All proceeds benefit The Friends of the San Anselmo Library. No expedited shipping… Read more
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cover of Little Women: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

Little Women: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

by Louisa May Alcott

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1896
Condition
Very Good-
Item Price
NZ$280.32

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This early, rare edition of Louisa May Alcott's classic is in very good condition. Some soiling to boards and bumps to corners. Slight fading to spine. Front hinge has been repaired with clear tape, but is still very much in tact. No internal markings. Rear hinge is cracked but in tact. This is a readable copy!… Read more
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cover of The St.  Bernard

The St. Bernard

by Joseph H. Fleischli

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1936
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition - Stated
Item Price
NZ$40.05

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This lovely book has been well preserved with only some fading to spine and a few minor bumps top corners. End papers are pristine, no internal markings, hinge in tight, pages are bright and clean. Photographs, diagrams and illustrations throughout the text. Publisher advertisements in back of book. All proceeds benefit… Read more
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NZ$40.05
cover of The Recollections of a Drummer Boy:

The Recollections of a Drummer Boy:

by Harry M. Kiefer

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1911
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
4th Edition
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NZ$32.04

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These "recollections" of a Union Army drummer boy gives the reader a glimpse of the soldier's life during the American Civil War from a perspective not often chronicled. There are descriptions of battles, including the penultimate struggle at Gettysburg, along with numerous stories, both poignant and humorous of camp-life from the memory of a sixteen year-old boy growing up… Read more
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cover of Two Plays: Harvest, The Clancy Name

Two Plays: Harvest, The Clancy Name

by Lennox Robinson

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1911
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$44.85

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Book contains Robinson's plays Harvest and The Clancy Name, both produced at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin at which Robinson was a producer and director. Robinson is noted as a serious, Irish dramatist with nationalist leanings. Boards are somewhat rubbed and spine titles on paper pastedown are slightly faded. Endpapers have substantial browning with age and title pages… Read more
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cover of The Odyssey of Homer: Translated into Blank Verse

The Odyssey of Homer: Translated into Blank Verse

by William Cullen Bryant

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1871
Condition
Good+
Edition
Fifth Edition
Item Price
NZ$51.26

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This is a rare first edition of Bryant's masterful translation of Homer's classical epic. Boards have some soiling and scuffs with bumps to corners and edges. There is a small, closed crack or puncture on the spine. Dark brown endpapers suggest a rebinding. Hinge is tight. A very readable copy. Beautifully inscribed dedication on FFEP with… Read more
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cover of Moses Maimonides 1135-1204

Moses Maimonides 1135-1204

by Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
no date
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$64.07

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A comprehensive study of the life, teachings and philosophy of the 12th century Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides. Slight soiling to boards with two small patches of discoloration on spine (see image). Ink inscription on FFEP and owners bookplate on FEP. No other internal markings. Hinge is tight. Pages clean and bright. All proceeds benefit… Read more
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cover of Death Walks on Cat Feet

Death Walks on Cat Feet

by D. B. Olsen

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1956
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition (Published for the Crime Club)
Item Price
NZ$96.11

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This is a "Crime Club" edition in near fine condition. No internal markings, except a very small "Vroman's Pasadena" bookseller pastedown on REP. Hinge is tight. Very minor bumping to corners. Dust jacket has chipping and small tears to some edges and spine ends. Not price clipped. See images for DJ condition. A rare… Read more
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NZ$96.11
cover of The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology

The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology

by Thomas Bullfinch

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1881
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
2nd Edition
Item Price
NZ$120.14

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This is a beautiful, illustrated edition of Bullfinch's popular collection of fables, legends and mythology. The binding is in excellent condition with minor bumps and scuffs to corners, spine ends and edges. Flowered front endpapers show an emerging crack along hinge edge. No internal markings. Pages are bright and clean. Hinge is tight and intact. Includes index… Read more
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cover of L'Enfer des Bulles

L'Enfer des Bulles

by Jacques Sadoul

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1968
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$60.87

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A large collection of pulp-type cartoon strips and stories in both French and English. Many color illustrations along with copious quantities of scantily glad or naked women in black and white either fighting, solving or being victimized by crime There are three clipped, 1970 newspaper comic strips of Tiffany Jones by Tourette and Butterworth inside. Adult themes (see images).… Read more
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cover of A Wonder Book

A Wonder Book

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1895
Condition
Very Good+
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NZ$16.02

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Hawthorne relates the stories of the Greek Myths through the storytelling of his main character, Eunice Bright, a Williams College student who tells the stories to the children of Tanglewood. The author's Tanglewood Tales would follow this title. First published in 1852. This 1895 volume is in excellent shape with bumps to corners and edges of… Read more
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cover of Paper Pools

Paper Pools

by David Hockney

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$72.08

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Blending his keen interest in water as a subject along with an entirely new learned medium of paper-making, Hockney's Paper Pools documents the process and finished works from his 1978-79 stay in California. Binding has some very minor bumps to corners and the very tips of pages on the fore edge. Light soiling and rubbing to surface. No internal markings.… Read more
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cover of Touring Knights Ferry with Tom

Touring Knights Ferry with Tom

by Marjorie Willms

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1976
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$136.15

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Dedicated and signed by the author on the FEP. Parchment paper wrapping protects binding. No other internal markings. A local history work with hundreds of late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs by resident Tom Prowse whose images, documents and recollections of Knight's Ferry in Stanislaus County, California fill the book. All proceeds benefit The Friends… Read more
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cover of Tweedles and Foodles for Young Noodles

Tweedles and Foodles for Young Noodles

by Malvina Reynolds

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
NZ$144.16

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This rare children's songbook by the well-known folk singer, political activist and songwriter, Malvina Reynolds, is signed by the author on the illustrated FFEP. There are 14 songs with piano arrangements by Claire Shallot. Each page is illustrated, most of which have been carefully and skillfully 'colored in' by a previous owner. The coloring does not detract from… Read more
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cover of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

by Isobel Murray, Editor

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$56.06

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An authoritative text of some of Oscar Wilde's prose, poetry and plays with scholarly insights into his literary background and life experiences. The book is in Fine condition, no internal markings, scratches, stains, bumps, etc. The dust jacket is in excellent condition with very minor bumping to edges and very slight soiling. Hinge is tight. Book… Read more
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cover of Spirit Magazine: Lot of 37 Issues, Vols. 2-20, 22-30, 32-37, 39-41

Spirit Magazine: Lot of 37 Issues, Vols. 2-20, 22-30, 32-37, 39-41

by Will Eisner

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1974 - June 1983
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Editions
Item Price
NZ$248.28

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Will Eisner is one of the greatest innovators and artists of the comic book genre. This lot of Spirit Magazine compiles decades of his work. The magazines are in excellent condition with just a little bumping to edges and rubbing to a few of the cover surfaces. No internal markings. These 37 magazines will be sold as a… Read more
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cover of A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemingway

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Town Books of San Anselmo
Published
1929
Condition
Good+
Edition
First Edition / 2nd Printing
Item Price
NZ$72.08

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First Edition, 2nd printing with the disclaimer notice on p. [x], which was added to the second printing at Hemingway's request. Publisher's symbol device on copyright page. Boards are soiled and rubbed. Some fraying to spine foot. Corners bumped. Paper spine label is cracked with small tears. No internal markings. some… Read more
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NZ$72.08