Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Reston Friends / Selected Offerings for the Spring 2013 Book Sale

The Reston Friends are pleased to release the following list of selected offerings for the Spring 2013 Book Sale.

All items on this list were donated and the Reston Friends are grateful to the local community for their generosity and their trust.  As always, all proceeds from the Friends book sale go to support the Reston Regional Library and the Fairfax County Public Library system.

Although every effort is made to assess and describe accurately the books on this list, the volunteers are not professional book appraisers.  Thus the Reston Friends reserve the right to alter prices and availability as needed.  Prices are valid through Sunday 4/28/2013.

Please note that some books are available for viewing only to serious buyers upon request.  The Reston Friends reserve the right to limit quantities sold to a single buyer.

Questions?  You can submit your inquiries to:  restonfriends@gmail.com

We hope to see all of you on members preview night, which starts at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.  Membership can be renewed at the door or you can renew online and beat the crowd.  (go to the following web link:  
http://www.surveymonkey.co/s.aspx?sm=L9SZWA9BKm5tKQVhoyXNHg_3d_3d
 


The Spring 2013 sale opens to the public at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 25 and runs through Sunday, April 28.  Check the Friends blog for specific book sale hours by day, which differ from library operating hours. http://restonfriends.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your kind support!      

--      Friends of the Reston Regional Library




TitleDescriptionPrice






*** ART TO SAVOR ***




The Allen Sisters: Pictorial Photographers 1885-1920by Suzanne L Flynt / Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Assoc / copyr 2002 / hard cover / dj has very slight shelf wear, but no real flaws / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been used / signed by the author30
The Art and Technique of Color Photography: A Treasury of Color Photographs by the Staff Photographers of Vogue, House & Garden, Glamouredited by Alexander Liberman / publ by Simon and Schuster [NY] / copyr 1951, publ 1951 / stated first printing / oversize hard cover, no dj / owner's name in pencil on front endpaper / eye catching images from another era15
Les Arts Decoratifs Turcsby Celal Esad Arseven / publ by Milli Egitim Basimevi [Istanbul, Turkey] / oversize hard cover in cloth binding / no dust jacket / undated / inscription date 1956 / publ in French / 360 pgs / heavily illustrated / includes 35 plates in four color50
Aviation Art of World War IIby Paul Stillwell, James H Kitchens and G E Patrick Murray / Fall River Press / compilation publ 2008 / hard cover / dj has very minor shelf wear but no real flaws / book is tight and unmarked / may not have been read40
Brett Weston: Out of the Shadowby Stephen Bennett Phillips / Oklahoma City Museum of Art / copyr 2008 / soft cover / book is tight and unmarked except for previous owner's name inside the front cover / minor shelf wear on the cover25
Gaudi: His Life, His Theories, His Workedited by Cesar Martinell / MIT Press / copyr 1975 / hard cover / dj has some scuffing and soil but no major flaws / book is tight and unmarked40
Hokusai : The Man Mad-on-Drawingby Katsushika / publ by Artia / publ 1970 / cloth cover has a water stain along the bottom edge and is missing one of the clips that keeps the portfolio closed / text and pictures are in excellent condition15
Jawlensky: Heads, Faces, Meditationsby Clemens Weiler / Pall Mall Press / copyr 1971 / hard cover / dj has very minor wear near the spine but no tatters or tears / plain beige slipcase has very minor shelf wear / book is tight and unmarked / appears not to have been used45
Moscow School of Icon-Paintingby Viktor Lazarev / publ by Iskusstvo / copyr 1971 / hard cover / dj has several tears at the fold points and general wear along the edges / text is tight and unmarked, but the cover has some damage near the top of the spine / in Russian and English35
Pieter de Hooch: 1629-1684by Peter C Sutton / Yale Univ Press / copyr 1998 / hard cover / mild shelf wear on the dj / book looks like new, may not have been used38
Soviet Impressionismby Vern Grosvenor Swanson / publ by Antique Collectors' Club / copyr 2001 / hard cover / very minor shelf wear on the dj, but no real flaws / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been used / a business gift holiday sticker on the title page / signed by the author on the title page70
Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in The Collection of The Ota Memorial Museum of Artpubl by The Ota Memorial Museum of Art / publ 1988 / hard cover in original tissue wrapper in slipcase / viewing to serious buyers only, due to the tight fit of the book into its slipcase50



*** HISTORY IN DEPTH ***




Aztec Club of 1847: Sesquicentennial History 1847-1997 [Military Society of the Mexican War]by Richart Breithaupt Jr / publ by Walika Pub Co / copyr 1998 / hard cover / tight and unmarked / book appears never to have been read / 1,506 pgs / scarce250
Colonial Virginia: A Historyby Warren M Billings, John E Selby, Thad W Tate / publ by KTO Press [White Plains, NY] / copyr 1986 / stated 1st printing / hard cover / dj is chipped, has a tear at the bottom by the spine / 420 pgs25
The Confederate States Marine Corps: The Rebel Leathernecksby Ralph W Donnelly / White Mane Pub / publ 1990 / hard cover / dj has very minor shelf wear but no real flaws / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been read30
Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese Military Historyby Larry M Wortzel / publ by Greenwood / copyr 1999 / hard cover, no dj as issued / 376 pgs / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been read30
"First With the Most" Forrestby Robert Selph Henry / publ by The Bobbs-Merrill Company [Indianapolis, IN] / copyr 1944 / stated 1st edition / hard cover, no dj / darkened red bindings / both hinges seriously weakened / 557 pgs / Bedford Edition / limited edition signed by the author15
Handbook of South American Indians [Bulletin 143]edited by Julian H Steward / Smithsonian Institution / Bureau of American Ethnology / volumes 1,3,4,5,6 only, each volume is offered separately / publ years 1946-1950 / hard covers, no dj's15 per volume
The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's Historyby Eric Homberger / publ by Henry Holt / copyr 1994 / hard cover / dj has no real flaws, just looks tired / book is tight and unmarked / may not have been read25
A History of Leverett, Massachusetts: Together with a Genealogy of Its Early Inhabitantsby Ruth Ellen Nickerson Field / publ by Family History Publishers [Utah] / copyr 1996 / hard cover, no dj as issued / book does not appear to have been read / spine has been cocked in storage / 445 pgs / signed by the author48
I Was Defeatedautobiography of Yoshio Kodama, a Japanese war criminal and organized crime figure / 1st English translation / copyr 1951 / publ by Robert Booth and Taro Fukuda [no location] / hard cover, no dj as issued / top right corner of front cover is warped / pages have tanned but are still easily readable / owner's bookplate on front endpaper / 223 pgs / printed in Japan / scarce / unusual binding features a textured reptile skin design on the front cover and spine30
The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History / Volume II: 1813edited by William S Dudley / Naval Historical Center / publ 1992 / hard cover / very minor shelf wear on the dj / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been read78

*** Volume I: 1812 and Volume II: 1814 are also available, but they may not be the editions that match the above Volume II: 1813 ***
Nigeria: A decade of crises in picturesby Nigerian photographer Obe / publ by Peter Obe Photo Agency [Nigeria] / printed by Times Press Ltd [Nigeria] / c.1971 / perfectbound soft cover / two-color cover / 200 pgs / photographs in black & white35
Der Preussische Staat und die Juden [The Prussian State and the Jews] / [lot of 3 volumes from the series]by Selma Stern, noted historian and archivist / publ by J C Mohr (Paul Siebeck) [Tubingen] / series from the Leo Baeck Institute / hard covers in dj's / some light pencil in one volume / in German35
Shadow: A Cottontail Bomber Crew in World War IIby Neil Hunter Raiford / publ by McFarland and Co / copyr 2004 / hard cover / book appears never to have been read / signed by the author35
Soldiers of the Rajby George William De Rhe Philipe and Irving Miles / facsimile edition publ by London Stamp Exchange in 1989 / hard cover / very minor shelf wear on the dj / 590 pgs / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been used45
Thirty-First Virginia Infantry [The Virginia Regimental Histories Series]by John M Ashcraft / publ by H E Howard / copyr 1988 / hard cover / very slight shelf wear on the dj / 171 pgs / book is tight and clean / does not appear to have been read / signed by the author / numbered 623 out of 1000 copies85
U S Marines in the Korean Waredited by Charles R Smith / publ by the US Marine Corps / copyr 2008 / book looks unread, but some pages are slightly rippled in what appears to be a manufacturing flaw / cover is excellent42
Women in the Days of the Cathedralsby Regine Pernoud / transl by Anne Cote-Harriss / Ignatius Press / copyr 1998 / soft cover / 266 pgs / as new, still shrink-wrapped20
700-Jahr-Feier der Reichshauptstadt: August 1937 / [700-year celebration of the capital (Berlin, held at the Olympic Stadium)][under the auspices of the Gauleiter, Reichsminster Dr J Goebbels; Consequence of the celebration, From 14 until 22 August 1937; Image sequence of the festival] / four- color wrapper pasted over stapled booklet / unpaginated / 40 pgs / incl illustrations on coated paper / stated price 30 pfennig / publ in German15



*** COLLECTIBLE TITLES ***




Bullfighting: An Illustrated Guide to the History, Practice, and Art of the Corrida, by a Premier American Matadorby John Fulton, intro by Barnaby Conrad / The Dial Press [NY] / copyr 1971, publ 1971 / stated 1st printing / hardcover in unclipped dj / book is tight with some foxing on the top page edges / front cover is slightly warped / dj has some shelf wear and a small stain on the back / included are two ticket stubs to a 1981 bull fight in Seville, Spain / author John Fulton was the first American to achieve the status of "matador de toros" in Spain / Fulton was also an artist and did the illustrations and artwork for this book as well as many other projects / the title page includes a full sketch of the head of a bull drawn and signed the author60
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeysby Apollo astronaut Michael Collins / foreward by Charles Lindbergh / Farrar, Strauss and Giroux / copyr 1974 / 1st edition, 3rd printing / hard cover with dj / the book is tight, with some discoloration of the page edges / dj has mild wear but no major flaws / SIGNED on the front endpaper by the following three men: Werner von Braun, Frederick Ordway III, Michael Collins / a 1975 magazine clipping is affixed to the opposing front endpaper; it describes the Smithsonian member event where all three men appeared together for the launch of a von Braun book850
Judy Collins: Over the Rainbow / book plus cd / [signed]performed by Judy Collins / paintings by Eric Puybaret / Easton Press / publ 2010 / leather bound book looks like new, is signed by Judy Collins / cd has been opened but appears to be in excellent condition / includes "Certificate of Authenticity" from Easton Press which is also signed by Judy Collins60
Little Mexicoby William Spratling / with portraits and decorations by the author / forward by Diego Rivera / publ by Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith [NY] / copyr 1932, appears to be first publishing in 1932 / hard cover / incl endpapers of dj only, showing author info / cloth is soild with stain at the base of the spine / crack at the gutter within the text block / 198 pgs / inscribed by the author on the front endpaper in Taxco in 1943 / American-born author was a silver designer and artist who worked in Mexico20
Return to the Moon: Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Spaceby Harrison H Schmitt / publ by Copernicus Books [NY] / copyr 2005 / 1st ed / hard cover / dj now in mylar / book appears never to have been read / inscribed on the title page by the author, Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, the last man to walk on the moon175
Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronautby Mike Mullane / Scribner / copyr 2006 / 1st edition, second printing / hard cover in dj / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been read / there is a sticker inside the front cover / signed by the astronaut author40
William Zorachby John I H Baur / publ for the Whitney Museum of American Art by Frederick A Praeger [NY] / copyr 1959 / publ 1959 / 116 pgs / hard cover, blue cloth worn at the base of the spine / dj has chips, tears, plus missing piece at the back top edge / dj now in mylar / inscribed on the front endpaper "with love from Bill Zorach" / Zorach was a Lithuanian-born American artist and sculptor200
Wingless on Luna / Twenty-fifth Wings Club "Sight" Lecture / presented 1988lecture by Neil A Armstrong / privately publ by The Wings Club / hard cover, no dj as issued / publ 1988 / slender volume with 25 pgs / tight and unmarked, probably never read / the spine seems slightly cocked, but not from use or storage, perhaps from manufacture / no fading or flaws / scarce / available for viewing by serious buyers only1,000
Work Printsby woodcut master Fumio Kitaoka / publ by Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha [Japan] / hard cover in slipcase / 186 numbered pgs / publ in Japanese / available for viewing by serious buyers only200



*** SPECIAL INTERESTS ***




[Birds of New York] / in two volumesby Elon Howard Eaton / New York State Museum / New York State Education Department / in two volumes, publ 1910, 1914 by the Univ of the State of New York [Albany, NY] / hard covers / green bindings with gilt titling on the spines / text blocks are tight / 501 pgs, 719 pgs / not former library copies / features all 106 plates on stiff paper / beautiful four color illustrations prepared by bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes150
Chambers Dictionary of Etymologyedited by Robert K Barnart / publ by Chambers / copyr 1999 / hard cover / very minor shelf wear on the dj / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been used35
Curare: Its History, Nature and Clinical Useby A R McIntyre / publ by The University of Chicago Press [Chicago, IL] / copyr 1947, publ 1947 / hard cover in green binding / no dj / 240 pgs / an academic work20
The E. W. Bullinger Companion Bibleedited by E Bullinger / Zondervan Bible Publishers / reprint ed 1974 / hard cover / tight and unmarked / very minor shelf wear on the corners of the cover / the book appears not to have been used40
The Evangelical Knights of Saint John: A history of the Knightly Order of St John of the hospital at Jerusalem known as the Johanniter Orderwritten and published by Robert M Clark / copyr 2003 / hard cover, no dj as issued / 151 pgs / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been read / signed by the author / copy #90 of a limited edition100
Finmeccanica 1948-2008: A Legacy for the Futurepubl by Fondazione Ansaldo / publ 2008 / hard cover / 142 pgs / book appears to be brand-new, never read / history of Italy's aerospace company / text in Italian and English / scarce25
The Foundations for Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Lifeby Thomas Keating / publ by Bloomsbury Academic / copyr 2002 / book appears to be brand-new, never used15
Four Centuries of Swahili Verse: A Literary History and Anthologyby Jan Knappert / Heinemann International / copyr 1979 / hard cover / slight fading of the cover at the spine / very minor shelf wear / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been read20
The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633complete set of 3 volumes / by Robert Charles Anderson / publ by the New England Historic Genealogical Society [Boston, MA] / publ 1995 / hard covers, no dj's90
"I Studied Inscriptions from Before the Flood": Ancient Near Eastern, Literary, and Linguistic Approaches to Genesis 1-11 / Sources for Biblical and Theological Study, Vol. 4edited by Richard S Hess and David Toshio Tsumara / publ by Eisenbrauns / publ 1994 / hard cover / appears to be brand-new, never used36
Moon-Doggle: Domestic and International Implications of the Space Raceby Amitai Etzioni / Doubleday & Co / copyr 1964 / 1st edition / hard cover / dj is worn and weakening at the folds but has no major flaws / text is tight and unmarked / previous owner's name inside the front cover40
The order of the Garter: Its knights and stall plates 1348 to 1984edited by the Reverend Canon John A. White / copyr 1984 / hard cover, no dj as issued / book is tight and clean, but has several highlighted names75
A Past Remembered: The History of the Schonzeit Familyby Hank Schonzeit / Lorah Pub / copyr 2001 / book appears to be brand-new except for a gift inscription by the author / scarce35
Priceless Preceptsby Kamala / publ by Kamala / copyr 1979 / 3rd printing, 1979 / hard cover / dj has two small tears and other minor shelf wear along the top edge / book is tight and unmarked / may not have been read36
Totem Poles / [Bulletin No. 119]volumes I and II / by Marius Barbeau / National Museum of Canada / Anthropological Series No. 30 / printed 1950 / soft covers in two-color wraps / 880 pgs total / with errata and addenda sheet laid in / black & white photographs30



*** JUST FOR FUN ***





The American Treasury of Guitar Instruction
by Glen Campbell / publ by Hansen House [Miami Beach, FL] / plastic comb binding / 94 numbered pgs / includes vinyl record 33 1/2 rpm in original envelope10
Cozinha Tradicional Portuguesaby Maria de Lourdes Modesto / publ by VERBO / hard cover edition / book is clean and tight / small scuff on the front cover / does not appear to have been used / in Portuguese30
Deadpool / Marvel ComicsMarvel Comics / volume 1, issues #1-5 / mint in original bag & board, as received from the donor65
The Edna Lewis Cookbookby Edna Lewis and Evangeline Peterson / publ by Ecco / copyr 1989 / soft cover / very minor shelf wear on the cover / book is tight and unmarked / appears never to have been used25
Harley Earl and the Dream Machineby Stephen Bayley / publ Alfred A Knopf [NY] / copyr 1983, publ 1983 / stated first American edition / printed in Italy / trade hardcover / tanning at top edge area of dj / owner's name on front endpaper / light pencil comments on a few pages / about a US designer of futuristic style cars, whose career spanned 1920's-1960's / drawings of car designs15
Harry Winston: 2005 Timepieces Collectionpubl by Harry Winston Rare Timepieces / catalogue featuring the jeweler's timepieces for the 2005 season / 85 pgs / perfect bound in black wraps15
Leon Minkus: Paquita/La Bayadere [audio cd]music for two ballets / recorded by the Sofia National Opera Orchestra / conducted by Boris Spassov / label Capriccio / copyr 1996 / disk appears to be in excellent condition / case also looks like new36
Lou Gehrig: An American Classicby Richard Bak / Easton Press / publ 1999 / hard cover, no dj as issued / leather binding with gilt cover design / book appears to be brand-new, never read28

*** Easton Press titles in matching bindings are also available on Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio ***
Nightwing Vol. 1: A Knight in Bludhavenby Chuck Dixon / DC Comics / copyr 1998 / perfect bound paperback / tiny scratch on the back cover / book is tight and unmarked / appears not to have been read25
Rice Boyself published / 3rd ed / trade paperback / artist edition signed with an original illustration on the title page / complete serialized webcomic / comic copyr 2008 / book copyr 2011 / corner crease on one page20
Starfleet Prototype: The Journal of Innovative Design and Ideaspubl by Dynamic Designs and Publications [Terra] / soft cover / 92 pgs / book is tight and unmarked, may not have been read / front cover has a creased corner / features space ships of the Star Trek universe10

The Streamlined Decade
by Donald J Bush / publ by George Braziller [NY] / copyr 1975 / stated first printing / soft cover / designs for modes of transportation15
A Treasury of Magical Knitting [how to knit mobius strips]by Cat Bordhi / Passing Paws Press / copyr 2004 / soft cover / book is tight and unmarked / very minor shelf wear on the cover / does not appear to have been used30
Virginia Roots: The 1929 Richmond Sessions [remastered audio cd]re-issue label Outhouse Records / disks appear to be in perfect condition / booklet and case are also excellent / featuring Virginia and American music, including performances by old-time bands, African American quartets and jazz acts50
Watching the Watchmenby Dave Gibbons / publ by Titan Books / copyr 2008 / 1st edition, 1st printing / trade edition / heavy oversize hard cover in dj15



*** ANTIQUARIAN ***




Briefe uber der franzosischen Staatsangelenheiten [Letters on the French State Affairs (the French Revolution)]by Helena Maria Williams / three volumes of letters, bound as one volume, giving an eyewitness account of the reign of terror and its aftermath in late 18th century France / Helen Maria Williams (1761-1827), poet and abolitionist, went to Paris as a supporter of the French revolution, and these letters are her account of what she witnessed there. The binding is green with gold outline; the spine is black with gold lettering. This is the German translation of L.F. Huber. / The pages are tight with no annotations. The previous owner's name is inside the front cover; it belonged to a member of the Austrian noble family Dietrichstein. There is a stain on the title page of Part I and the few pages following, as if something was spilled. There is some mottling of some of the page edges. The binding has wear but no major flaws.1,000
A Circumstantial Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, Embellished with Plans of the Battles of the Moskwa and Malo-Jaroslavitsby Eugene LaBaume / transl from the French / publ by Silas Andrus [Hartford, CT] / publ 1817 / 356 pgs / last printed page is missing (assumed to be an advertisement) / full leather binding / paste-on title is missing from the spine / binding is solid / frontispiece has tears / moderate foxing throughout / very acceptable reading copy100
[bound volume of 17 vintage book catalogues
spanning 1919-1932]
catalogues issued by European booksellers [incl Dulau (London), Henry Cork (London), Dultz/Curt Brumme (Munich)] / featuring science-related titles [some catalogues not in English] / hard cover, no dj / spine label "Misc Zoology II" is misleading / binding is solid20
Das allerheiligste Altarsgeheimniss und die Fürbitte Mariä, die beiden vorzüglichsten Segensquellen aller Gnade und Hülfe für den Christen: Gebetbuch für alle, welche wirksam beten, fromm leben und einst selig vollenden wollenThe most holy altar mystery [or secret] and the intercession of Mary, the two principal sources of all grace and blessing to help the Christians: Want prayer book for all who pray effectively live piously and complete once saved / by Joseph Kremer / publ by Gladbach [Riffarth?] / "imprimateur 1860" / 618 pgs / approx 5" x 2.5" / full leather binding / all edges gilt / four-color pg precedes the title pg / publ in German / Brussels book store label on the front endpaper / scarce75
Dental Radiologyby Francis Le Roy Satterlee Jr / publ by Swenarton Stationery Company [NY] / copyr 1913 / hard cover, no dj / dark red binding / 199 pgs / handwriting in the margin on one page / drawings and photographs10
Deutschland: Landschaft und Baukunst [Germany: Landscape and Architecture]intro by Ricarda Huch / Orbis Terrarum / publ Atlantis verlag Berlin / copyr 1931 / heavy oversize hard cover in original box with paste-on / red cloth binding with bright gilding on front cover and spine / in German, also some captioning in English / 304 photographs in black & white15
The Early Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Japan 1853-1865by Payson Jackson Treat / publ by The John Hopkins Press / copyr 1917, publ 1917 / The Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History, 1917 / hard cover, no dj / binding is loosened but text block is solid / owner's bookplate on front endpaper / 459 pgs / scarce / not a reprint edition20
The History of Poland from Its Origin as a Nation to the Commencement of the Year 1795by Stephen Jones / publ in 1795 by Verner and Hood / full leather binding / good for a book over 200 years old / the text is unmarked / the boards are very weakly attached to the spine, and the page with the attached folded map of Poland is loose / a previous owner's name is inside the front cover, which is worn, especially at the spine / apparently the first account of Polish history available in English / not a facsimile copy500
"Honest Abe": A Study in Integrity Based on the Early Life of Abraham Lincolnby Alonzo Rothschild / publ by Houghton Mifflin Company [Boston] / copyr 1917, publ 1917 / hard cover, paper over boards, paste-on title on the spine / owner's bookplate on the front endpaper / frontispiece / 374 pgs / as unread / limited edition of 330 copies10

A Miracle of St Cuthbert and Sonnets
poetry by R E Lee Gibson / publ John P Morton & Company [Louisville, KY] / copyr 1909 / publ 1909 / hard cover, paper over boards, paste-on title on front cover / rough cut edges at side and bottom / binding is tight / no apparent foxing of paper stock / corners crumpled and worn / 90 pgs / gift inscription by the poet20
The Satires of Horacein English / first pages are missing, incl title page, but otherwise contents appear to be present / full leather binding / 423 pgs / fragile / owner's name, dated June 1823 at Princeton / the student owner, John H Blackwell, later became a physician and lived in Canada10

Turkey and The Armenian Atrocities .... Profusely Illustrated
by Rev Edwin M Bliss / publ by Edgewood Publishing Company / copyr 1896 / 574 pgs / text block is solid and tight but now totally separated from the hard cover binding / apparently no foxing, no marks / owner's bookplate and name on front endpaper25
The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addisoncollected by Mr Tickell with a complete index in six volumes / publ 1811 / publ by William Durell & Co [NY], C S Van Winkle, Printer / full leather bindings / gilt decorations still showing on the spines / fragile30
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Donations, Donations, Donations



What would your public library be like if nobody thought to donate books and materials to that library? There would be far fewer new books for children and for adult readers. Far fewer new tables and chairs. And far fewer capital improvements of all sorts to the library building and grounds.

Over the years, the Reston Friends have had the privilege to convert your kind donations into hundreds of thousands of dollars for furniture, books, bookcases, children’s programs, eBooks, and much, much more.

Yes, that sentence above does say “hundreds of thousands of dollars”. In addition to the welcome stacks of the latest fiction and non-fiction best sellers, you have also chosen to be generous in donating all manner of print materials. From beautiful leather bound tomes and coffee table eye candy still in the original shrink wrap to music cd’s and dvd’s. From professional and scholarly works to comic books and manga. From heavy oversize books to the smallest miniature collectibles. You have chosen to provide a stunning variety of books and media which the Friends have turned into cash dollars that directly benefit your library and your library system. And we are most grateful that you have done that and continue to do it.

Once again, all your generous donations have made it possible for the Reston Friends to hold another semi-annual used book sale. You have entrusted your treasures to the Friends and we will work our hardest to maximize the monies raised from selling those items. As always, all money raised stays in your community and benefits local residents. Thank you so much for helping to maintain your library’s position as a strong and vibrant force in your community.

To make our point, below are four exceptional and uncommon items that have been donated and that will now be offered at the Spring 2013 book sale. Maybe you’re a collector on the hunt. Maybe you’re seeking that perfect gift to honor a special family member. Or perhaps you’re interested in donating a rare prize to a university or college library of your choice.


Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
by Apollo astronaut Michael Collins
This book is signed on the front endpaper by the following three men: rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, space scientist Frederick I. Ordway III and the author, astronaut Michael Collins. An affixed 1975 magazine clipping describes the occasion where all three men appeared together.


Wingless on Luna: Twenty-fifth Wings Club "Sight" Lecture
by Apollo astronaut Neil A Armstrong
This 1988 lecture presentation was privately published that same year in a limited press run by The Wings Club. The Wings Club has a membership comprised of civilian and military aviation leaders.


The History of Poland from Its Origin as a Nation to the Commencement of the Year 1795
by Stephen Jones
Apparently the first account of Polish history available in English. This specific volume was published in 1795. (not a facsimile copy)


Briefe uber der franzosischen Staatsangelenheiten [Letters on the French State Affairs (the French Revolution)]
by Helena Maria Williams
Three volumes of letters, bound as one volume, giving an eyewitness account of the reign of terror and its aftermath in late 18th century France. Helen Maria Williams (1761-1827), poet and abolitionist, went to Paris as a supporter of the French revolution, and these letters are her account of what she witnessed there. This edition is the German translation of L.F. Huber. This volume belonged to a member of the Austrian noble family Dietrichstein. (not a facsimile copy)


The Reston Friends offering prices for the above four items will be released later in April, as part of the Spring 2013 sale toplist. Photographs plus more extensive descriptions can be made available to the serious buyer.

ODD LOTS #14 / 26 offerings in all


Celebrate the arrival of spring with Odd Lots #14.....  This round from the Reston Friends features a selection of Great Courses as well as a wide range of specialty magazine lots, all at bargain prices.
To repeat, the rules of the game are as follows:
......  Buyers must be paid up Friends members.  Yes, you may renew or sign up at the time of pickup.
......  First come, first serve.
......  All items offered as is, no returns.
......  Pickups by appointment.
......  Send an email to  restonfriendspr@gmail.com  or call  703-729-5497  to leave a voice message clearly indicating which lot(s) you want.  (24/7 -- it doesn't actually ring)
......  The Reston Friends reserve the right to limit quantities sold to any individual.  If you are interested in more than one odd lot, please prioritize that interest.

As always, all proceeds from Odd Lots go to support your library and your library system.

Thank you from the Friends of the Reston Regional Library.
P. S.      Remember that the Spring 2013 sale starts with members night on Wednesday 4/24.  The sale then opens up to the public on Thursday 4/25 and runs through Sunday 4/28.  

ODD LOTS #14  /  26 offerings in all

Hobbies and Special Interests


A)        $7        The Cook's Encyclopedia series
lot of 7 matched volumes but produced by three different publishers / stiff wraps / circa 2001

B)        $4        Cross Stitch & Needlework / magazines publ by Better Homes and Gardens
lot of 12 issues (1997)
C)        $2        Antiques: The Magazine
lot of 10 issues still in their original plastic mailers / spanning April 2002 - Dec 2003
D)        $8        Topical Time / Journal of Thematic Philately
features images and text about thousands of postage stamp releases from around the globe
4 paper sacks full of digest size issues in staple bindings
E)        $18        Boresight / magazines publ by Armor Modeling and Preservation Society
lot of 19 issues on military modeling / spanning 2002-2007
F)        $10        Trains: The magazine of railroading
lot of 27 issues / spanning March 2001 - Jan 2013
G)        $12        Cigar Aficionado / magazines publ by M Shanken Communications [NY]
lot of 5 collectible issues / incl 100 Years of Ernest Hemingway, Tom Selleck and Claudia Schiffer

H)        $15        Car magazine for the car enthusiast / publ by Bauer Media [UK]
lot of 7 issues (all 2012) / glossy heavy oversize issues, each carrying a cover price of $10.50 US

I)        $15        Evo magazine for the European sports car enthusiast / publ by Dennis Publishing [London]
lot of 6 issues (all 2012) / glossy heavy oversize issue, each carrying a cover price of $10.99 US
plus bonus:  Aug 2012 issue of Top Gear magazine / publ by BBC Worldwide Magazines

***  Take both UK car magazine lots H) and I) for $25  ***
J)        $8        The American Wilderness series / publ by Time-Life
lot of 21 volumes / copyr 1972-1974

Home Improvement and Gardening

K)        $1        how-to type titles on landscaping, lawns and plantings
lot of 5 books in stiff wraps / older editions by Sunset and Ortho
L)        $1        This Old House magazine
lot of 6 issues (all 2012) / mailing addreses torn off the front covers
M)        $5        Home Repair and Improvement series / publ by Time-Life
lot of 15 volumes / circa 1979
History and Culture

N)        $3.50        Asian Art, Asian Art & Culture 
magazines from the Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smitnsonian Institution / publ by Oxford
lot of 13 issues / spanning 1988-1996
O)        $2.50        Horizon: A Magazine of the Arts / publ by American Heritage
lot of 11 hardcover issues / spanning 1965-1968

P)        $25        The Cultural Atlas of the World series
lot of 9 volumes / publ by Stonehenge Press / copyr 1991, 1992 / oversize hard covers in dj's

Q)        $12        Jefferson and His Time / by Dumas Malone
lot of 5 volumes out of 6 (#2-6) / publ by Little Brown / hard covers in dj's / smaller book club editions
R)        $40        Cornerstones of Freedom Library / publ by Children's Press
32 out of the 34 titles in the original carton
copyr 1970's, 1980's / gift inscription dated 1984 in 1 volume
Reference

S)        $7        Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged and Seven Language Dictionary
publ by Encyclopaedia Britannica / copyr 1966
in 3 oversize volumes complete
Great Courses

T)        $16        Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition
in 7 parts / 84 lectures on 42 audio cassettes
complete with booklets / copyr 2000 / as is

U)        
$6        Dante's Divine Comedy
by Prof William R Cook & Prof Ronald B Herzman
in 2 parts / 24 lectures on 12 audio cassettes
complete with booklets / copyr 2001 / as is

V)        $15        Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills
by Prof Steven Novella / Yale Univ
in 2 parts / missing disk #6 (lectures 11-12), so only 11 audio CD disks containing only 22 lectures
includes booklet that covers all lectures / copyr 2012 / as is

W)        $15        Understanding Complexity
by Prof Scott E Page / Univ of Michigan
12 lectures on 2 DVD's
no booklet / copyr 2009 / as is

X)        $28       Ancient Greek Civilization
by Prof Jeremy McInerney / Univ of Pennsylvania
24 lectures on 4 DVDs
no booklet / copyr 1998 / as is

Y)        $12        Great World Religions: Judaism
by Prof Isaiah M Gafni
12 lectures on 6 audio disks
no booklet / copyr 2003 / as is

Z)        $10        Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion
by Prof Bill Messenger
8 lectures on 8 audio CDs
no booklet / copyr 1995 / as is