This Just In

The bookshop has seen a lot of really nice books come in over the past few weeks. I thought I would share a few of them with you today. The photos aren't the best, I just wanted to take a bunch so you'd have something to check out.

First edition of "Charlotte's Web" signed by E.B. White




First (privately printed) edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover



Lovely little two-volume set of Homer's "Iliad" from the 1870s (I'm keeping this one)


Rare 1825 reference on expeditions to Brazil



Not particularly rare or expensive, just a neat old title


1845 volume, part of a set collecting all of the various expeditions sponsored by the United States. This one particular volume is all about Hawaii




First printing of Tom Wolfe's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test." I've never seen it in hardcover


1766 book in original binding



Wee little volume of Homer's "Odyssey" - my favorite book




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10 comments:

Robert Zimmermann said...

Great books. I really like the Charlotte's Web. I've only seen the paperback before, and I like the way they did the title on the spine. Plus it's signed. Extra amazing because of that.

Elizabeth Bevins said...

What does a Charlotte's Web like this one go for?

Michael Popek said...

Elizabeth -

Here are all the signed first editions on Abebooks:

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?bi=h&bx=off&ds=30&fe=on&recentlyadded=all&sgnd=on&sortby=1&sts=t&tn=charlotte%27s+web&x=88&y=8

Marilyn Ritter said...

What a treat to see these!

filbert said...

What a treasure-trove! Thanks for letting us see these wonderful volumes.

nightsmusic said...

Holy Cow on the Charlotte's Web prices! I wore two of those out in my grade school library. They replaced the first, my mother bought the library the second copy. I couldn't turn it in I was so obsessed with it.

Jewels said...

I am just so jealous - what a wonderful "job" (is it really a job) to handle all these lovely items every day ...

Diane said...

Fabulous! And I agree with Jewels!

Ellie said...

When was the Pope translation of the Homer published? (And how much is it going for?)

Michael Popek said...

Ellie - It was published in 1795. You can find single volumes like this one on Abebooks for $30 and up.

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