Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

The BirchBark Bookshop just listed two beautiful volumes of The Guitar Review from 1946 through 1951. These lovely books are currently available to purchase through our online shop at Biblio.com, and may also be listed in our Amazon inventory soon.

Vladimir Bobri (editor)         Edition: First printing     Book condition: Fine  $80.00Guitar Review V1 cover

New York: The Society of Classic Guitar, 1975. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. This beautiful volume includes the entire editorial contents of issues 1 through 6  from 1946 through 1948, without the advertising pages. Included within is a rich assortment of editorials, commentary, letters, music notation, and technical resources interspersed with delightful illustrations, portraits, and graphics. This volume includes articles by and about Andres Segovia, an article on Flamenco songs and Dances, and the Memoirs of Makaroff, among many other pieces of wisdom about the history and music of the classic guitar. This book is in fine condition with gilt designs imprinted on a black cover and spine. There is no damage or any signs of wear to the pages or cover. The previous owner’s name is written on the front endpaper, and dated 1976  : R.A. Stephan (Crane School of Music professor emeritus). 160 pages.

Click here to see this book in our Biblio inventory…

Vladimir Bobri (editor)     Edition: First printing     Book condition: Near Fine  $80.00Guitar Review V2 cover

New York: The Society of Classic Guitar, 1976. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. This beautiful volume includes the entire editorial contents of issues 7 through 12 from 1948 through 1951, without the advertising pages. This volume includes articles by Pablo Castellanos, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Andres Segovia, among many other pieces of wisdom about the history and music of the classic guitar.   Issue 11 is the “Portrait Issue” – an extensive album of photographs of famous guitarists and composers. This book is in near fine condition with gilt designs imprinted on a red cover and spine. The the top of the spine has been bumped and there is a small tear at the top of the front joint, but there is no other damage or any signs of wear to the pages or cover. The previous owner’s name is written on the front endpaper: R.A. Stephan (Crane School of Music professor emeritus). 211 pages.

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The BirchBark Bookshop has listed some very rare copies of 20th century fiction for sale through Biblio.com. Check these out…

by Flannery O’Connor  $950.

Edition: First edition    Book condition: Very Good + This copy includes a rare “point” on page 125.

New York: Harcourt, Barce and Company, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/good.
Ten stories by this acclaimed author. These are tales of bitter comedy and stark tragedy set in the rural south against a backdrop of farms and poverty. ** This book is one of the rare copies with a point on page 125 with the word “trying” misspelled. The dust jacket is in good condition with slight fading on the spine and small chips on corners and rear flap. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean with slight sunning on the edges. This is a first edition, with magazine copyright dates listed for 1953, 1954, and 1955. 251 pages.


Catherine van Dyke  $165.

Pontius Pilate coverEdition: First Edition  Book condition: Near Fine  – PLUS this copy has been autographed and inscribed by the author.

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.
An unusual tale from an unusual point of view! Based on ancient manuscript, this book recreates a letter to a friend of the wife of Pontius Pilate as she recounts  the inside scoop on the man who condemned Jesus Christ to death. This first edition is a very special copy that has been signed by the author and inscribed to the original owner with a date of 1930. The book is in near fine condition with some smudges on the covers and spine, and a quaint, poetic bookplate on the inside front paste board. The pages are clean and in excellent condition. 53 pages.

Find our current listings of rare and special books at http://www.biblio.com/bookstore/birchbark_bookshop_potsdam

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April is Poetry Month!

New Yorker poemsIn Honor of Poetry Month the BirchBark Bookshop offers a 20% discount throughout the month of April on all of our books of poetry and books about poets!

Stop in to browse our extensive collection of poetry…and lots of other great books!

We are open 1:00 to 6:00 Thursday through Sunday.

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Farmers spineOld farmer’s wisdom never goes out of style!
We just listed 2  treasure troves of agricultural tips and tricks from the mid-nineteeth century on our online store at Biblio.com. Click the links below to learn more about these neat old books!

The Farmer’s Every-Day Book
By Rev. John L. Blake; 1850      $75

This beautiful book offers a wealth of timeless agrarian wisdom on “practical & theoretical agriculture” and rural economy, as well as “twelve hundred laconics and apothegms relating to ethics, religion, and general literature.” The laconics frame the text on every page with gems like: “The excesses of youth are drafts upon old age, payable with interest.”!! This is a first edition.
(More info: http://www.biblio.com/books/587079313.html )


The Farmer’s Guide to Scientific and Practical Agriculture – Vol I & IIFarmers Guide spines
By Henry Stephens, F.R.S.E; 1854
$80 for 2 Vol. set

Two volumes of tools and terminology, best practices, and agricultural science and methods from the mid-ninteenth century. This extensive resource includes chapters like: “Feeding Cattle on Turnips , “Fattening of Swine in Winter” and “Turning of Dunghills”. Numerous charts, illustrations, and full-page engravings illustrate the text. First edition.
(More info: http://www.biblio.com/books/599837558.html )

Farmers Guide illustration

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N by E coverHi folks!
 We have a beautiful book by Rockwell Kent. It ‘s a shipwreck adventure that is filled with lovely woodblock prints.

N by E by Rockwell Kent

Edition: First edition; Book condition: Fine; New York: Brewer & Warren, 1930.   Price: $48.
“In this book is told the story of an actual voyage to Greenland in a small boat; of shipwreck there and of what, if anything, happened afterwards.” An adventure story told in Kent’s dry humor and expressive detail. This elegant book was also designed by Kent, and illustrated with reproductions of his beautiful, stylized wood block prints on almost every page. This book is in fine condition, with only slight darkening to the spine and cloth covers. The pages are clean and the binding is strong. 281 pages.

You can purchase this amazing book online and see more pictures at our Biblio.com store: http://www.biblio.com/books/593707682.html

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Birchbark Bookshop has posted two lovely books that are rich with the Adirondack tradition:

Great Camps of the Adirondacks by Harvey H. Kaiser $40Great Camps cover


Adk Furniture coverAdirondack Furniture and the Rustic Tradition by Craig Gilborn $20

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See our online inventory here …


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BirchBark Bookshop has started listing some very special books on Biblio.com. You can browse our Biblio inventory at http://www.biblio.com/bookstore/birchbark_bookshop_potsdam

For example, we just posted this gem for history buffs:

A Tour Around the WorldTour Around cover

By General Grant; James D. McCabe, editor

Philadelphia: National Publishing Co., 1879.  First edition. Hardcover. Very Good.  General Grant describes in rich detail the people and places he encountered during his extensive travels which took him through England, France, Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and India in the nineteenth century. More than 200 engravings provide portraits, architectural sites, and landscapes of the time.  // $40.  //
Lots more books will be going up on Biblio over the next few weeks. Check back often!

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