September 2013 Newsletter

For those not on our mailing list, here is a look at our latest newsletter. We’ve also embedded our latest new acquisitions list at the end of the post:

 

Another month has come and gone, and as always we have been busy booksellers. This past weekend we exhibited at the 41st Annual Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair. We had more dealers than usual this year, and enjoyed a record turnout of browsers and bibliophiles. Everyone seemed very pleased with the Main Street Armory, the new venue for this year’s event. Here is a photo taken by one of our colleagues of myself and my fiancee Kristine:

Booths were bustling with activity throughout the day as customers inquired about books on display, or asked questions about their own collections. We purchased a number of items ourselves, including a first American edition of George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, a set of Shakespeare’s works in an attractive silk-lined publisher’s case, and a small collection of travel literature featuring decorative cover designs by A. & C. Black publishers.

Watch for these, and a number of interesting and scarce items acquired at the end of August, in next month’s newsletter. But first, have a look at what we have been working on for the last month:

New Acquisitions – Highlights

New Acquisitions – Complete

See a few things you like? Enter coupon code S10TWO013 during checkout, and when you buy three books you get another FREE! (Please make sure you have at least four books in your shopping cart, or the discount won’t work.)

Below is one of our favorites from this month’s acquisitions, a limited edition of Shakespeare’s complete works inspired by the famous Shakespeare Head Press edition printed in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon (commonly known as the Stratford Town Shakespeare).

The Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes – Shakespeare Head Press Limited Edition, #585 of 1000

 

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This Just In – Hand-Painted Chinese Portraits; Marie Bonaparte’s Five Copy Books; Etc.

Here is today’s crop of new books, which includes two very interesting items – if you’d like any of these, comment to claim them! Prices and other details are listed in the captions – click the image to zoom.

The first image shows some of our usual bargain fare. The sets of pictures following it are of two particularly interesting items, just acquired today.

The first is a set of Marie Bonaparte’s Five Copy Books, a scarce collection of facsimiles of the notebooks of a ten-year-old girl, originally discovered in her father’s files. She was a contemporary of Freud, and these formed the basis of some of her psychoanalytical studies of girlhood. Our price is $325.

The second is a collection of hand-painted portraits of Chinese women, some notable historical figures, others noted for their beauty. They are excellent examples of Chinese art, all done on fine silk mounted on sturdier backings and bound in the accordion style popular for collections of eastern art. The covers are wood, with a carved emblem on the front board. Our price is $300.

 

Jonathan Smalter, Bookseller
President, Yesterday’s Muse Books
Vice President, IOBA
Sellers of fine books in all categories, with specialties in:
Castles & Military Fortifications; Dystopian Literature
32 W Main St Ste 1
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: (585) 265-9295
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$5 each (buy 2 get 1 free)

$5 each (buy 2 get 1 free)

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Page from Marie Bonaparte’s Five Copy Books

 

Page from Marie Bonaparte's Five Copy Books

Page from Marie Bonaparte’s Five Copy Books

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Marie Bonaparte’s Five Copy Books, shown with publisher’s slipcase

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Page from Marie Bonaparte’s Five Copy Books

 

Page from Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies

Page from Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies

Page from Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies

Page from Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies

Page from Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies

Page from Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies

Cover of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies

Cover of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies

This Just In

Here is today’s crop of new books (lots today!) – if you’d like any of these, comment to claim them! Prices and other details are listed in the captions – click the image to zoom.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

$5 each

$5 each

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

$3 each (front cover of Dubus volume creased)

$3 each (front cover of Dubus volume creased)

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

$5 each, or $50 for the stack

$5 each, or $50 for the stack

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

$30

$30 (signed)

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Top two $3, others $5 each.

Top two $3, others $5 each.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

Individually priced - please inquire for details.

Individually priced – please inquire for details.

This Just In

Here is today’s crop of books – if you’d like any of these, comment to claim them! Click images to zoom in.

Priced individually - please inquire for details.

Priced individually – please inquire for details.

$15 each, $12 each for three or more, $125 for all of them

$15 each, $12 each for three or more, $125 for all of them

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This Just In

Even more bargain books today! Prices are listed in the captions of each image – click the image for a zoomed-in view. Remember, buy two and you get one free. If you’d like any of these, comment to claim them!

 

$3 each

$3 each

$5 each

$5 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each - the Monfredo titles are all great historical mysteries set in and around Seneca Falls, NY.

$3 each – the Monfredo titles are all great historical mysteries set in and around Seneca Falls, NY.

$4 each

$4 each

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This Just In

Here is today’s crop of bargain books – if you’d like any of these, comment to claim them. There’s a good mix of fantasy, science fiction, humor here. Remember, prices are listed in the captions, and if you buy two, you get one free!

 

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$4 each

$4 each

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This Just In

Here is today’s crop of bargain books – if you’d like any of these, comment to claim them!

 

$4 each

$4 each

$4 each

$4 each

$4 each

$4 each

$2 each

$2 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$3 each

$3 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

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This Just In

This is our first blog post in what will be a continuing series featuring new arrivals, and offering them to you before they hit the shelves at our shop. If you don’t live locally and wish you could shop at our store, this is the next best thing. If you do live locally but want to get a deal on new stock, here’s your chance.

All books are priced in the captions, and (this part is important) for any of these titles if you BUY TWO you GET ONE FREE. If you want something, make sure to claim it by commenting – we will contact you to confirm your purchase and arrange payment and pickup (or shipment if necessary).

Watch for more future entries in this category, all of which will be tagged ‘This Just In’! Also watch for ‘New Features’, which will highlight some of our more valuable inventory. Make sure to follow this blog to stay up to date on these offers – we generally add several hundred books every week, so there will be lots to see!

Jonathan Smalter, Bookseller
President, Yesterday’s Muse Books
Vice President, IOBA
Sellers of fine books in all categories, with specialties in:
Castles & Military Fortifications; Dystopian Literature
32 W Main St Ste 1
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: (585) 265-9295
www.websterbookstore.com
https://musebooks.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/yesterdaysmuse
www.twitter.com/ymbookseller
http://pinterest.com/yesterdaysmuse/
www.linkedin.com/in/yesterdaysmuse/

$3 each

$3 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$5 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

$3 each

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