Newsletter & E-list for January 2018

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Happy New Year!
At last, the holidays are over and things are starting to get back into their normal routines. The Albany store has been working on shelving their massive pile of new arrivals, and the Corvallis store has been shelving paperbacks like crazy. You might even be able to maneuver through some of our aisles with relative ease!

NEW ARRIVALS

THE IDEAL PICTURE BOOK OF ANIMALS
McLoughlin Bros., 1901

Large children’s book of 25 chromolithograph plates of various animals. Most are pretty common animals (farm, African game, North American mammals, but also a guinea pigs and tapir which are rarely seen in large color illustrations from this period. Good condition with nice bright images. $50

THE ROOSEVELT YEAR: A PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD
by Pare Lorentz.
Funk & Wagnalls, 1934

Yes, the end of the first year of a new president is a good time to reflect upon his (or perhaps soon–her) challenges and accomplishments. FDR faced one of the toughest first years of any president–the Great Depression, riots, lynchings, etc. Although Lorentz is generally friendly to Roosevelt, it is a mostly impartial & mostly pictorial record of the time. Uncommon in DJ, $50

WIZARD OF OZ & EMERALD CITY OF OZ
Two modern reprints, hardcovers in jacket. The “Books of Wonder” series which does great reproductions. $12 each

THE FAR OUT STORY OF VORTEX I
by Matt Love
Nestucca Spit Press, 2004

The story of Oregon’s own version of Woodstock. 1968 and 100,000 hippies rocking for peace in Portland! Includes a CD with Governor Tom McCall’s speech, and music by one of the bands that played at the festival. Paperback $15
…speaking of Governors and Presidents…
Here’s an inspirational book by Frank Hanly, Governor of Indiana for the four years before this book was published in 1910, and who would run for President on the Prohibition Party ticket. Inscribed by him in 1911 with appreciation for the recipient’s “devotion to the great cause of temperance in Indiana.” Uncommon political signature. $40

STRIKERS, COMMUNISTS, TRAMPS, AND DETECTIVES.
by Alan Pinkerton
G.W. Carleton, 1882.

‘The exploits of Pinkerton National Detective Agency are the stuff of legend–perhaps partly because Allan Pinkerton wrote his own legend! He wrote (or had ghost-written) a bunch of books that romanticize the work of his detective agency. Nevertheless, they are at least based on reality, and are great fun. Good condition, illustrated. $75

HOW THEY SUCCEEDED: LIFE STORIES OF SUCCESSFUL MEN BY THEMSELVES.
By Orison Swett Marden.
Lothrop, 1901.

Don’t let the subtitle fool you–this motivational book actually has women in it, too. Pretty unusual for the time to mix women into a book like this. Includes Helen Gould (philanthropist), Mary E. Proctor (whom I hadn’t heard of, but apparently she was a great popularizer of astronomy), Lillian Nordica (opera singer), Amelia E. Barr (novelist.) First edition, very good condtion, $45

SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES.
C.H. Hinton
Allen & Unwin, 1925.

Includes the essay, “What is the Fourth Dimension?” which was the first popular treatment of the subject. Five essays (although one is in story form) total, the one about “The Plane World” (clearly inspired by the classic Flatland) has two plates from which you are supposed to cut out pieces–both are fully intact, indeed the book is in near fine condition. $45

Book #1 in a few sci-fi/fantasy series that I always recommend
Isaac Asimov. Foundation (pictured is an omnibus of the original trilogy $9.50)
Arthur C. Clarke: Rendezvous with Rama $4
Robin Hobb. Assassin Apprentice $4
Frank Herbert. Dune $2.25
Larry Niven. Ringworld $3

HAND-BOOK OF PRECIOUS STONES

by M.D. Rothschild

Putnam’s, 1890.

A cute little book with technical information on a variety of stones. $25

Out of space for this month, but not pictured are a complete Oxford English Dictionary set in dust jacket, and a modern River Cruising Atlas to the Columbia, Willamette & Snake Rivers…and a few thousand other books! Enjoy the browsing,

Scott Givens
Browsers’ Bookstore
Corvallis & Albany, Oregon
www.browsersbookstore.com

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