BOOKDEALERS, continued

Ken Lopez - Bookseller
Has been issuing catalogs for 18 years, specializing in modern literary first editions, especially the postwar era, including the Beats, Sixties and Vietnam War literature. Also specialty catalogs in the field of literature by American Indian writers. Stock numbers 20,000 volumes. Open by appointment in Massachusetts. Appraisals, and handling manuscript and other archives, for individuals and institutions. Members of the ABAA and ILAB.
51 Huntington Rd
Hadley MA 01035
voice: (413) 584-4827
fax: (413) 584-2045
The Old Book House
New & Used Books Signed 1ST Editions Collectible Books Bookends & Supplies Beanies & Gifts
The Veatchs Arts of the Book
Antiquarian booksellers since 1975, The Veatchs specialize in:
· Printing History & Typography · The History of the Book
· Book Arts (Papermaking, Bookbinding, Calligraphy, and Graphic Design)
· Private Presses & Illustrated Books · Color Printing
·Five Centuries of Fine Printing
The Veatchs are the sole distributors for the Grolier Club.
American Antiquarian Society Gopher menu .
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is a learned society, which was founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Society maintains a research library of American history and culture in order to collect, preserve, and make available for study the printed record of the United States. AAS is the third oldest historical society in this country and the first to be national rather than regional in its purpose and in the scope of its collec- tions.
With holdings numbering close to three million books, pamphlets, broadsides, manuscripts, prints, maps, and newspapers, this library preserves the largest single collection of printed source material relating to the history, literature, and culture of the first 250 years of what is now the United States. It specializes in the American period to 1877, and holds two-thirds of the total pieces known to have been printed in this country between 1640 and 1821, as well as the most useful source materials and reference works printed since that period. Its files of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American newspapers, numbering two million issues, are the finest anywhere.
These collections serve a worldwide community of students, teachers, historians, bibliographers, genealogists, and authors whose research here directly affects the quality of education
through textbooks, biographies, historical novels, newspapers, periodicals, plays, operas, films, and libraries.
The Society has a staff of fifty. In addition to the function of curatorship for others, the library's staff is itself productive of scholarship. A few examples of staff work produced at AAS are: a history of printing in America, a history and bibliography of American newspapers; the standard work on Paul Revere's engravings; a completion of Sabin's dictionary of books relating to America as well as Evans's "American Bibliography"; a twenty-volume dictionary catalogue of the Society's holdings dated before 1821, family genealogies, and first editions of American literature; a four-volume catalogue of the manuscript collections; and editorship of the Society's "Proceedings," published semiannually. The skills of all staff members are always available for guiding visiting scholars in the use of the collections.
The Society began with one man--Isaiah Thomas--a product of the American Revolution. Thomas was born in Boston in 1749 into a family so poor that at the age of six he was taken from his mother by the Overseers of the Poor and apprenticed to a printer.
Thomas's sympathies were with the popular faction during the genesis of the American Revolution. He made his newspaper, "The Massachusetts Spy," the voice of the Whig party. Three nights prior to the Battle of Lexington and Concord, Thomas smuggled his printing press out of Boston and set it up in Worcester. Thomas became the leading printer, editor, publisher, and bookseller in the United States after the war.
In 1802, Thomas retired and turned his attention to the preservation of the records of the origins and growth of the nation he had helped to make. Believing that the answers to the liveliest historical questions lie in the lives and thoughts of common people, one of his first steps was to make the rounds of newspapers of Revolutionary days to buy up their office files. In his search for historical material, he one day went into the largest music store in Boston and bought one copy of every ballad on its shelves. His purchase forms the cornerstone of our present great collection of early American music.
In the war year of 1812, Isaiah Thomas, with a group of like- minded men, founded the American Antiquarian Society. To the Society he gave the then-substantial sum of $20,000 and his library of 8,000 volumes. Worcester was chosen as the site because it was an inland town, safe from the guns of the British fleet.
Since that day there have been among the members of the Society twelve presidents of the United States and hundreds of other distinguished men and women, including Alexander Graham Bell, George Bancroft, Henry Clay, DeWitt Clinton, Robert Fulton, Daniel Webster, Henry Cabot Lodge, Esther Forbes, and Samuel Eliot Morison. Calvin Coolidge was president of the Society at the time of his death in 1933. Membership is by election and is open to 600 persons. Members, who come from all parts of the nation, are chose for their interest in the advancement of historical research.
The activities of the American Antiquarian Society in its early years covered a very wide field. It was while on his way west to begin the scientific exploration of Indian mounds that one of the Society's early librarians was killed in Ohio's first recorded traffic accident. Later, the Society was active in such fields as Central American archaeology, but the growth of anthropology and related sciences at the Smithsonian Institution and other organizations made it obvious that more could be accomplished by specialization than by duplication of effort. In 1910 the Society abandoned active anthropological work, broke up its museum, and constructed a building specifically designed as a research library.
The library building contains twenty miles of bookshelves. The collecting field in which AAS holdings are preeminent include: almanacs, amateur newspapers, art catalogues, Bibles and prayer books, bibliography, book catalogues, bookplates, broadsides, caricatures (political), children's literature, city views, city directories, cookbooks, early American books and pamphlets, fiction, graphic arts, genealogy, institutional publications, libraries, literary annuals, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, paper currency, periodicals, printing and related arts, psalmody, school books, school catalogues and histories, sheet music, songsters, state and local histories, state documents, stereoscopic views and postcards, trade cards, trade catalogues, trade directories and yearbooks, transportation (roads, railroads, canals, and bridges), United States government documents, United States history (chronological and topical), and valentines.
The Society also holds an important body of material in the field of early religious history and literature, including the most extensive collection of the writings of the Mather family, their manuscripts, private library, and family portraits.
The Society's manuscript collection, numbering several million pieces of unpublished documents, is housed in the Society's Kresge Manuscript Room. Its 2,215 running feet of shelving contain collections of diaries, account books, family letters, and business records, as well as the archives of the Society itself. The graphic arts collection dates from the founding of the Society when Isaiah Thomas donated his personal collection of graphic arts. Today the principal collections include maps, broadsides, prints, and eighteenth-century engravings. This department frequently provides illustrative material for printers and publishers. A copy of the Society's photoduplication policies and fees is available on request.
The Society is the nation's chief repository of early American newspapers. More than two million issues published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in every section of the United States, Canada, and the West Indies are held on seven miles of shelving in climate-controlled stacks.
Detailed descriptions of the Society's resources may be found in "Under Its Generous Dome: The Collections and Programs of the American Antiquarian Society" (Worcester, 1992). Selected materials from the Society's collections are on exhibition throughout the year.

Silent Story Books
Specializing in woodcut novels by Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Laurence Hyde, Clement Moreau, Otto Nuckel, and Giacomo Patri. We are always searching for unknown woodcut novel artists and contemporary artists who work within this genre. In addition to individual book sales, we are always interested in trading or purchasing collections of woodcut novels or any adult wordless stories told in linoleum cuts, drawings, lithographs and wood engravings.
Closed bookshop, selling antiquarian and second-hand books by mail, specialized in books on the classical world and tradition: texts and translations, secondary literature, art and archeology, history and philosophy, religion and mythology, influence on art and literature of Western Europe.
(Please try to call 9-9 EST.)
24-HOUR FAX: 610-682-4620
The Colophon Bookshop
The Colophon Book Shop (member ABAA) now has a web site. We specialize in books about books, history of printing, book design, book making, typography, calligraphy, papermaking (our catalogue devoted to the history and craft of papermaking is at our site), bibliography, and fine press. We also have a large inventory of modern literary first editions, mystery and detective fiction, and science fiction.
Lewis Jaffe
1919 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa.19103
by appointment only
Tel.215-568-9253 Fax 215-568-6768
Bookplates(exlibris) Buying and selling collections and accumulations-specialty early Americian
Robert F. Lucas Antiquarian Books
Specialized in antiquarian and out-of-print books by and about Emily Dickinson and Henry D. Thoreau and interesting 19th century Manuscript Americana, handwritten account books, diaries, collections of letters, etc. Buying and selling a wide variety of areas, especially subjects relating to 19th century America. Website contains: THE ESSENTIALS OF BOOK COLLECTING, AN ESSAY IN PARTS.
"This essay on book collecting is intended for potential book collectors and neophytes to this field of collecting and it will likely prove boring to those who are established book collectors and probably to some who are not. Our intention is to acquaint you with this interesting hobby, to explain the terminology or jargon, and to dispel a few myths or misconceptions. For some reason, there seems to be a certain mystique which has grown up around and has entwined this hobby -an aura of sophistication and perhaps a bit of snobbery - which sometimes causes would-be book collectors to avoid this interesting hobby, excuse me - avocation! This hobby is for everyone who appreciates books!"
Rarities of the Day, Ron Lieberman
An Archived Reference Guide to Significant Books which have been offered for sale as Rarities of the Day. Those with prices indicated are available for purchase. Unpriced items may have kindred spirits within our large stock...
Ron Lieberman / The Family Album
RR 1 - Box 42 / Glen Rock, PA 17327 - USA
Voice: (717) 235 - 2134 / Fax (717) 235 - 8765
e-mail: or
Library & Collection-Building Consultants Celebrating Over 27 Years In the Rare Book World
The Book Garden Gallery
"Welcome to The Book Garden Gallery! Browse Bookerworm's garden of used and rare books to find an old friend or make a new one. Each and every day we're cultivating our on-line reputation, one book at a time, and we appreciate your continued support. Affiliated with a library, institution or university, and need help with a special collection or research project? We'll do our best to help you. Whether you're just a few doors down, or a few continents away, we offer reliable, speedy and friendly service! Most of all, we love to learn about new books and the passions and interests of others. It makes our day all the better! "
Payson Hall Books
321 Trapelo Rd. Belmont, MA 02178 Clare Murphy Tel (617) 484-2020 fax (617) 484-0580 24 hour telephone and fax service. An antiquarian and rare bookstore with general stock and an emphasis in nineteenth century books, architecture and books of Irish interest. A fine small stock of modern first editions and children's books. Offers: search service, appraisals for individual books or large collections, and occasional auctions.
Tavistock Books
Tavistock Books: First Editions, Rare & Collectible
P.O. Box 5096, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone/Fax: (510) 814-0480,
Tavistock Books is a firm that specializes in first editions, fine rare books and other related bibliographic material, with a special focus on Charles Dickens. The firm is located in Alameda, California, in the East Bay of the greater San Francisco metropolitan area. Approximately 5,000 titles are in stock, which may be viewed by appointment. We are 10 minutes from the Oakland 12th Street BART station, and transportation is available for those desiring to view the stock. New books arrive daily, please check with us should not find the title you seek. Book searches are available in the subject areas you see represented here. The firm has recently issued Literature List 1, which has a selection from stock of 300 items ranging from a 16th century Aldine Press imprint to a contemporary presentation copy of James Merrill's extremely scarce first book- JIM'S BOOK. Click here to browse the list. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. The firm emphasizes fine condition throughout its stock. Collection development assistance, as well as book appraisals, are available services. The firm is always interested in purchasing books such as what will be found on this web page; whether it be individual volumes or an entire library. If Tavistock Books may be of assistance in any of these three areas, please contact the firm's owner, Vic Zoschak, for additional information, and/or to discuss your requirements. Tavistock Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.
Horizon Books; Rare & out-of-print books, specializing in travel & exploration, natural history and gardening.
Rodger Friedman Antiquarian Books
1 Mystic Circle, Tuxedo, NY 10987, 914 351 5067; The classical tradition: humanism, the baroque, epic, romance and song; early science; early printed books.
Specialized in Fine Quality Civil War Books. Many of their books are well over 100 years old. Clayton Thompson sells both new and used books and has a nice selection of Collectibles, First Editions, Modern Signed Books, Childrens Books, Illustrated Books, World War II, Vietnam and General Military Books in both Hardback and Paperback.
Established in 1835. Oxford's Oldest Bookshop.
FIRST EDITION LITERATURE & POETRY RARE & FINE BOOKS. Specialized in First Editions of Twentieth Century Literature & Poetry with an emphasis on Canadian, British and American authors. There are also various offerings of Military titles and Children's Literature as well as Antiquarian Books. Operating a Home Based business, welcoming clients by appointment and issuing occasional catalogues.
Scholars West
A source of scarce & out-of-print books. Scholars West, a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada, and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, specializes in academic & general out-of-print titles, with emphasis on philosophy & intellectual history. Searchable database.
Librairie Minet Frères
Dealers of early printed and rare books with a preference for the Ancien Regime.
Specialized in books on photography, art and design.
MYRTHA PETER, Kleines Buecherhaus, Switzerland.
mainly 20th century.
Association of Antiquarian Booksellers.
Syndicat National de la Librarie Ancienne et Moderne. founded in 1914, 220 members.
Associazione Librai Antiquari d'Italia, with list of members.
On-line catalogue with over 6000 titles, links to over 130 author pages, British and American first editions of literary fiction.
very active book seller, can be found on the Biblio mailinglist several times a week.
Russell R. duPont
specializing in artists'monographs, exhibition catalogues and books on the fine and decorative arts
handmade paper art..
specialized in new and used books on classical studies and archaeology and classical studies. Catalogues 3-4 times each year. Homepage updated monthly.
"We have been collecting books for years and are now offering them to you".
large inventory of out of print scholarly and unusual books in a wide variety of areas. Over 10,000 titles published from the 16th through the 20th centuries.
An on-line catalogue of secondhand and out-of-print books for sale, with links to other UK booksellers and related sites.
On-line catalog of rare books and ephemera relating to the Beat Generation, especially Burroughs, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Welch, Snyder, BRAUTIGAN, and Bukowski. Also many books on drugs, '60s counterculture, rock music, hippies, avant-garde art, and more. They stock a nice selection of first editions by Michael Ondaatje, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Harry Crews, Leonard Cohen, Hunter Thompson, and many others.
Firmenfestschriften, Wirtschaftsliteratur und Finanzdokumente. Antiquarian book seller specialized in books and ephemera on finance, economy, stockexchange and related material. Attractive homepage with many related links.

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