Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring 2014 Sale - The Children's Case in the Lobby

If you have visited one of our previous book sales, or followed this blog, you know that we use the right side display case in the lobby of the Library to highlight collectible children's books. You can see the books now, but they will go on sale at 5 pm on Thursday, May 1.

Warning: we reserve the right to correct any mistakes we have made in the prices or descriptions being published here. We may remove a book if we detect a mistake and we may add books without updating the list.

The Rooster, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen      $10
Watty Piper,  Pictures by Eulalie     Platt & Munk, 1923
First book Eulalie illustrated in the U.S.

The Three Bears                                                                               $10
W. C. Wadsworth                    Rand McNally, 1935
Contains 2 other stories, has color illustrations, unpaginated

A Wonder Book                                                                                $10
Nathaniel Hawthorne         Frederick Stokes, 1908

Second Treasury World’s Greatest Fairy Tales   $10
Helen Hyman                          Danbury Press, 1972

Circus Time                                                                                         $20
Marion Conger                Simon and Schuster 1948
"A” edition Little Golden Book

Treasure Box of Children’s Stories                                $10
Various authors                      Platt and Munk, 1922
4 of 6 paper books

The Springs of Joy                                                                         $15
Tasha Tudor                             Rand McNally, 1979
1st printing

The Rising of the Wind: Adventures along             $10
    the Beaufort Scale              
Yvart and Forgeot               Green Tiger Press, 1984

The Adventures of Holly Hobbie                                    $20
Richard Dubelman                           Delacorte, 1980
Signed, 1st edition

Jesse Ben David: A Shepherd of Bethlehem           $25
J. M. Ludlow                     Fleming Revell Co., 1907

Little Squeezy Bug                                                                       $10
Bill and Bernard Martin        Tell-Well Press, 1946

Keeko                                                                                                         $10
Charles Thorson                Wilcox and Follett, 1947

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs                    $10
Sabuda and Reinhart        Candlewick Press, 2005
35 pop-ups, all in working order

Astronauts on the Moon                                                       $10
Stanley Hendricks                  Hallmark, circa 1970
Apollo Project with 12 pop-ups

 Cameron’s Calling                                                                        $10
Jane Duncan                         St. Martin’s Press, 1966

She was Nice to Mice                                                               $10
Alexandra Sheedy                     McGraw-Hill, 1975

Burton Holman Travel Stories                                        $10
China and Japan             Wheeler Publishing, 1935

The Mystery of the Silver Spider                        $10
Robert Arthur                        Random House, 1967
1st edition

The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure                   $10
Robert Arthur                          Random House, 1966
1st edition

The Boy’s King Arthur                                                              $15
Sidney Lanier,        
N. C. Wyeth, illus.     Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1917      
14 color plates

Animals of the Bible                                                                $25
Dorothy Lathrop, illus. Frederick Stokes      1937

Tales from Shakespeare                                                          $20
Charles and Mary Lamb           
Arthur Rackham, illustrator       E. P. Dutton, 1909

The Pearl and the Pumpkin                                                 $75
Paul West                            
W. W. Denslow, illus.         G. W. Dillingham, 1904

Martha Washington                                                                  $10
Jean Wagoner                            Bobbs-Merrill, 1947

Mr. Bunny His Book                                                                   $20
Adah L. Sutton                                    Saalfield, 1900

The True Story of Fala                                                             $10
Suckley and Dalgliesh     S and P Publishing, 1997

Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars        $10
Walter Brooks                             Alfred Knopf, 1975
The Other Statue                                                                          $15
Richard Gorey                Simon and Schuster, 1968
1st printing

Animus                                                                   $10
Seonna Hong                                Baby Tattoo, 2009
A moving Picture book

Give Us This Day                                                   $8
Tasha Tudor                                      Philomel, 1987

Melissa’s Friend Fabrizzio                                  $10
Lisl Weil                                          Macmillan, 1967
Price-clipped dust jacket

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon                      $10
Stephen King                                 Little Simon, 1999
1st edition, pop-up

The Last of the Mohicans                                    $10
James Fenimore Cooper      
N. C. Wyeth, illus.                 Scribner’s Sons, 1939 
No jacket, 9 plates

Norse Gods and Giants                                       $30
Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire          Doubleday, 1967
Stated 1st edition

Flight                                                                      $10
Robert Cowther                 Candlewick Press, 2007

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Book Sale Previews

In a few days, we hope to post our lists of special books that will be displayed in the Adult and Children's cases in the lobby of George Mason Regional Library.  These books will be available for sale beginning at 5 pm on May 1, at the start of the book sale.

Right now, we'd like to give you a peek into some of the other treasures that will be available at our sale.  We estimate that we will have approximately 50,000 titles in 80+ categories from A (for Animals, Art, and Architecture) to W (World History).  Our book sale takes place throughout the library and we will have maps available that show the locations of all of the categories.

On to some of the interesting finds for this sale:

** A large collection of older (1960s and '70s) comic books in our Collecting category. You can also find blank journals in this category

** Beautiful leather-bound, gilt-edged Easton Press editions in our Rare Books category

** A larger than usual collection of cook books, many of them gift quality (Mother's Day is coming up), in our Cooking category

** A lot of World War II titles in Military History

We hope to see you at the sale!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Next Book Sale - May 1 - 4, 2014

Mark your calendars!  The next George Mason Friends Book Sale will be held:

Thursday, May 1  ~  5 to 9 pm
Friday, May 2   ~ 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, May 3  ~  10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, May 4  ~ noon to 5 pm (library services open at 1 pm)

Watch this space for more information on some of our special books.

We now take credit and debit cards as well as cash and checks.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Last day of the sale is today - 1/ price Sunday

Everything is half-price today.  The sale runs noon to 5 pm.  And we take credit cards.

Do we need to say more?  Yes -

Thanks for supporting this book sale and your local FCPL library!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

BOOK SALE REMINDERS - And something new!

Book Sale Hours:
Thursday, October 3  from 5 pm to 9 pm
Friday, October 4 from 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, October 5 from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 6 (1/2 price day) from noon to 5 pm
The book sale ends each day promptly at the announced closing time.

New This Year:
You may pay by cash or check, as in the past.  As a pilot, we will also be accepting credit card payments at 2 of the checkout stations.  Credit card purchases must be completed by 15 minutes before the end of the sale day to be sure that we can process your purchase. We may announce an earlier deadline for getting into the credit card purchase line if the checkout line is lengthy.

Book Sale Policy Reminders:

All sales are final.  We haven't viewed all of the DVDs and VHS tapes, nor listened to the recorded books or CDs.  When we placed the items on the sale table, all CDs and DVDs were in their containers.

Parking. Please be careful to park only in marked parking spaces and not along Evergreen Lane where the police may ticket you.

Bins and boxes and piles of books. No large bins or wheeled bins of any size going down the sale aisles or stored at the end of the aisles. Copier paper boxes or banker's boxes may be carried with you in the sales area.  We will have designated areas for you to leave your boxes while you continue to shop. You will need to mark them with your name. At busy times, we may limit how long you may leave your boxes or containers.

No  strollers in the sales area. That means you can bring the stroller into the building but you may not bring it into the small room where children's material is being sold, into the large sales room off the lobby, or into the aisles of the sales material out in the main library. Child carriers with solid frames that people wear like back packs are also not allowed in the sales areas.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Adult Case - October 3 - 6, 2013 Sale

The left side display case in the lobby of the Library is now full of special finds of adult books which will be for sale at the book sale starting October 3, 2013 at 5 pm. 

Warning: we reserve the right to correct any mistakes we have made in the prices or descriptions being published here. We may remove a book if we detect a mistake and we may add books without updating the list.

We have pictures of many, but not all, of the books in the case:

Frost signature on A Boy's Will
A Boy's Will, Robert Frost, First Printing

A Boy’s Will      $800

Robert Frost 
Signed and dated by author 
1st printing, 1915 
Henry Holt & Co      

In Cold Blood                  $25

Truman Capote  
1st British Edition, 1966

Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace, The Texas   $25
Ranger and Hunter

John C. Duval                          1871

The Future is Now, George Allen        $25

Gildea & Kenneth Turan,  1972 
Signed by George Allen  
1st edition

Borte Med Blaesten              $25 
(Gone with the Wind in Danish)

Margaret Mitchell        1937
Leather bound


Sergeant Ted Cole, United States Marines          $25

Everett T. Tomlinson          1919

Works of Nash Buckingham                 $80

Second Restricted Edition, #2248
Seven Volumes, Buckingham Mint, Inc.

Shuttle-Craft Book of American           $20
Mary Meigs Atwater                                        
Macmillan Company, 1935

Heartburn                $30

Nora Ephron   
Signed by the author
2nd Printing before publication, 1983

Igbo Arts, Community and Cosmos        $35

Herbert Cole and Chike C. Aniakor
Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, 1984

Bridge Aesthetics Around the World           $30

Committee on General Structures Transportation Research Board, 1991

American Viewing Stones       $25

James L. Greaves
First Printing, 2008

The Radiant City               $40

Le Corbusier
Orion Press, Re-published 1964

Works on Paper       $35
Sigmar Polke                      
Museum of Modern Art, 1999

The Graphic Work               $65

Robert Kipniss
Signed by the Artist
Abaris Books, First Edition, 1980

Picasso: Women              $50
Cannes and Mougins, 1954-1963

Editions Cercle D’Art, S.A. & Harry Abrams

Pontificale Romanum,        $30

Editio Typica 1961-1962
Citta del Vaticano, 2008

Rituale Romanum,              $50

Editio Typica 1952
Citta del Vaticano, 2008

Missale Romanum,        $50

Editio Typica 1962
Citta del Vaticano, 2007

Drawn and Quartered           $10

Charles Addams
Forward by Boris Karloff
Bantam Books, 1946


Paradoxes of Art,            $25
A Phenomenological Investigation

Alan Paskow
Cambridge University Press, 2004

The Buccaneers            $50

Edith Wharton
D. Appleton-Century Company, 1938

Practical of Book Oriental Rugs            $30

G. Griffin Lewis
J.B. Lippincott, 1911

Lana, the Lady, the Legend, the Truth           $40

Lana Turner
Signed by the Author
E.P. Dutton, 1982

Lone Cowboy, My Life Story        $25

Will James
Scribner’s, 1947

Anansi Boys                   $45

Neil Gaiman
Limited and Signed First Edition
William Morrow, 2005


Art Treasures in China            $35

Mary Tregear & Shelagh Vainker
Harry Abrams, 1994


 My American Journey   $25

Colin Powell     
Signed by Colin Powell
Random House, 1995  
numberline starts 2

Handbook of Nuclear Weapon Effects          $200

John Northrop, editor
1st edition, September 1996      No CD

The Fateful Journey: The Expedition             
Of Alexine Tinne and Theodor von Heuglin 
in Sudan (1863 – 1864) 

Rober Joost Willink                                            
Amsterdam Press, 2011

America’s Women in the Revolutionary         $75
Era 1760 – 1790

3 volumes
Eric G. Grundset        DAR

The Paintings of Henry Wo Yue-Kee       $30

Artland Press, 1992

A Mirror of Princes, The Mughals and the Medici $30

Edited by Dalu Jones                                       
Marg Publications, 1987

The Kariye Djami     $75

Paul A. Underwood
3 Volumes
Pantheon Books, 1966

Indian Pictorial Education    $20
Times of India Press, 1930

ADDED to the case September 25, 2013:

Finden’s Illustrations of the Life and Works          $80
of Lord Byron, Vol. 1      
W. Brockedon   John Murray, 1837

Discovery of the Circle     $10

Bruno Munari
George Wittenborn, Inc., 1970

Discovery of the Square  $10

Bruno Munari
George Wittenborn, Inc., 1970

The Thomas Jefferson Building,
The Library of Congress             $10

Blaine Marshall & Alexander Hovan

Library of Congress, 2003

Guatemala Rainbow       $30

Photographs by Gianni Vecchiato

Pomegranate Art Books, 1989

Morris’s Human Anatomy, 5 Volumes    $50

A Complete Systematic Treatise by English

And American Authors

Edited by C.M. Jackson

P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., copyright 1914

Silver Certificates face value $1 selling for $2 each