Gigantic Friends of the Library Book Sale is October 22-26

Shop from thousands of  books and wonderful collectibles, all priced to sell at the fall Friends of the Library Book Sale (October 22 to 26). Find great bargains on thousands of items in 64 categories: books, DVDs, CDs, art, records, comic books, vinyl records and more at the Bookhouse, 430 B North Main Street.
Saturday, Oct 22: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 23: 12 to  6 p.m.
Monday, Oct 24: 12 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 25: 12 to 6 p.m.  1/2 price day
Wednesday, Oct 26: 12 to 6 p.m. 10-cent day

The Collector’s Corner is stocked with first edition books, signed copies, rare books and collectibles. Purchase at fair prices. It is located in a separate area at the sale and is open Saturday through Tuesday only. Start browsing now with this partial list: 

Art, Poetry, Nature, Humor and Americana:
Trade Catalogues 1542-1842, by Ted Crom, (first copy ever distributed), signed
Neotropical Plant Families – A Concise Guide to Families of Vascular Plants in the Neotropics, Lubrecht & Cramer Ltd; 1998
On the Pulse of Morning, by Maya Angelou, (inaugural poem), 1st edition, signed; 1993
Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins, 1st edition of author’s first book; 1971
Philippine Marine Mollusks, volume III and IV; 2010 and 2011
Codex Seraphinianus, by Luigi Serafini, published by Rizzoli; 2010
Don Hong-Oai photographic Memories,Images from China and Vietnam, 1st edition; 2000
The Living Cycads, by Charles Joseph Chamberlain, University of Chicago Press; 1919

18th & 19TH Century Books:
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis or the New London Dispensatory in VI Books, leather bound; 1702
Rambles in Eastern Asia, Including China and Manila, by B. L. Ball; 1855
In the Forbidden Land, by A. Henry Savage Landor, 2 volumes, 1st U.S. edition; 1899

Florida Wetland Plants An Identification Manual, by John D. Tobe et al, out of print; 1998
The Cruise of the Seminole among the Florida Keys March 10 – April 5, 1905, by Vincent Gilpin; 2000
History of Avon Park, Florida 1886-1956, by Horace J. Fenton, 1st edition; 1958
Barcia’s Chronological History of the Continent of Florida, #889, University of Florida Press; 1951
Cross Creek Cookery, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, with letter “A”; 1942
Apalachee – The Land Between the Rivers, by John H. Hann; 1988
The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at Its Peak, by Jason Surrell, 1st edition; 2007
Florida Historic Dramatic Contemporary, by J. E. Dovell, Complete in 4 volumes; 1952.

The Brownies in the Philippines, by Palmer Cox; 1904
Jack the Giant Killer, with “pop-up” illustrations, by Harold Lentz; 1932.

Literature and 1st Editions:
Robot Dreams by Isaac Asimov, Limited edition #231/300, signed
Lord of the Rings, by J. R. Tolkien, 50th anniversary edition in slipcase
Operation Drumbeat, by Michael Gannon (by author and German Submarine Cmdr. U123), signed; 1990
Franny and Zooey, by J. D. Salinger, 1st edition; 1961
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction, by J. D. Salinger, 1st edition; 1959
The Arabian Nights, illustrated by Rene Bull, has 20 color plates tipped-in; 1912
Transformation: or, the Romance of Monte Beni & The Marble Faun, by Nathaniel Hawthorne; 1860
Dee Goong An, (an ancient Chinese detective), by R. H. van Gulik, limited edition, signed; 1949
The Everyman Wodehouse – Everyman’s Library, London, 63 titles; 2000-2010.

Sitting Bull and the Indian War, 1890-1891, by W. Fletcher Johnson; 1891
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, by Jefferson Davis, 2 volumes, 1st edition; 1881
The Story of the Winged-S, by Igor I. Sikorsky (early developer of the helicopter), signed; 1952
A Tear for Somalia & Another Tear for Africa, by Douglas Collins, 1st edition, signed, 2 separate volumes - boxed; 1980
The Living Races of Mankind, 2 volumes, leather; 1905
In Wildest Africa, by Peter MacQueen, 1st edition, signed; 1909
Pedro Menendez DeAviles, by Gonzolo Solis DeMeras, facsimile; 1964
Armada Espanola, by Captain Fernandez Duro, Cesareo, 9 volume set
The Spearhead, the World War II History of the Fifth Marine Division, 1st edition; 1950
XII Corps: Spearhead of Pattons Third Army; 1947
Oregon in the Philippines: Oregon Volunteers in Spanish War and Philippine Insurrection, 1st edition; 1902
82, edited by David Thomson, photographs from WWII, 2 volume set
Prison Life in Dixie, about Andersonville Prison; 1881
Official Portfolio of War and Nation: The Civil War Thru Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper; 1905.

Art & Miscellaneous:
Original Pencil Sketch by Henry William Burgess (1792-1844).  He was a British landscape painter to King William IV and Queen Victoria
Original Pen & Ink Drawing, by Elmer Boyd Smith, page 99 of Two Years Before the Mast; 1911
Original Ink & Watercolor, initialed “FH˙30”; 1930
Original Water Color 19th Century Sketch by French fashion designer, Duchod
A Large Number of 18th & 19th Century Hand-Colored Botanical Lithographs
Oxford English Dictionary, 20 volumes, ex-library; 1989


Harry Potter – a new selection of collectibles
Scanlan’s, volume 1, #6, (magazine)

Community support via donations and purchases has enabled the Friends of the Library to donate more $4.7 million to the Alachua County Library District to enhance services and programs throughout Alachua County. Unsold books are donated to non-profit organizations.
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Posted by NickieK on October 7, 2016