Tag Archives: Rare Books

Silent Auction in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore

Calling All Lee Child Fans!
Here’s your chance to add some great items to your collection and support your library at the same time – the Volunteer Guild Bookstore is auctioning off two first edition novels signed by Lee Child himself!

Killing Floor by Lee Child
First edition
Signed by the author directly on the title page
In fine condition, protected by a mylar book jacket
Bidding starts at $100
Auction ends at 4:30 pm on Feb 2

Tripwire by Lee Child
First edition
Signed by the author directly on the title page and dated 17 July 99
In fine condition, protected by a mylar book jacket
Bidding starts at $75
Auction ends at 4:30 pm on Feb 2

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Volunteer Guild Bookstore Hours
Tues & Wed: 10am – 6 pm
Thurs: 10am – 7:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 4:30 pm
Refreshments for Sale • For more info call 714-826-4100 x 123

Silent Auction in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore: New Item!

SILENT AUCTION OF RARE, UNUSUAL, COLLECTIBLE BOOKS!

Come on in to the Volunteer Guild Bookstore
Check out the items & make a bid
Everyone is welcome!

November’s Auction Item

Faberge: Treasures of Imperial Russia

by Geza von Habsburg, 2004
First Edition
Text in English and Russian 

The history of 16 Faberge eggs is elaborately chronicled in this volume with lavish illustrations, archival photos, and exhibition history.  This book is in mint condition and will make a stunning addition to your collection of books.  Currently there are fewer than a dozen copies of this book available of equal quality!

This month’s auction will run until 4 pm December 15

Bidding starts at $175

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Hours:
Tues & Wed: 10am – 6 pm
Thurs: 10am – 7:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 4:30 pm
Refreshments for Sale • For more info call 714-826-4100 x 123

Beautiful and Rare Books You Can Read Online For Free

Like cool old books but just don’t have that extra million to get your rare manuscript collection going? Or maybe you don’t like having to put on gloves just to turn the page? Here are some great sites with full digital scans of rare and valuable books you might have to travel thousands of miles to see in person…

 

 

The University of Pittsburgh lets you browse the celebrated images of Audubon’s Birds of America. You can even order prints of your favorite bird.

The British Library has digitized two beautifully illuminated copies of the Gutenberg Bible — the first major book created with the modern printing technology of moveable type. You can look through them page by page and even compare them side by side.

The University of Cambridge’s Digital Library lets you see the handwriting of a genius in Isaac Newton’s notebook from his student days at Trinity College. What isn’t written in Latin can still be hard to read but the site does offer transcriptions of some of the text.

The Digital Library of Illuminated Manuscripts brings together scanned manuscripts from several institutions. You can view 12th – 16th century works such as the Book of Hours and St. Augustine’s Confessions, all hand-written and elaborately decorated.

Looking for something just as convenient but a little less rare? Project Gutenberg offers free e-books of more than 30,000 public domain works.