Catalogues

In the Land of Oz

In the Land of Oz

A sampling of our charming and delightful “Wizard of Oz” books, including several first and early editions.

Follow the yellow brick road!

John Ruyle Collection

John Ruyle Collection

Today we present you with a list of 51 early science fiction titles that we obtained from Serendipity Books after the unfortunate passing of Peter B. Howard. The lion's share of the books belonged to the writer, publisher, and ardent collector, John Eric Ruyle (1934-2008). Ruyle, the creator of Berkeley’s fine press, Pequod Press, was a passionate collector of Sherlockiana and early science fiction, including books with only minute or obscure “occult” and “fantasy” elements. The impassioned spirit with which Ruyle approached his collection, is immediately evident when one looks at the detailed pencil notations he has left on the endpapers of so many of the books that he collected. In his notes, Ruyle often comments on such things as the sheets used during the publication process of the title, its printing history, and any specific references or themes in the book, which imbue it with its unique “fantastical” flavor, no matter how abstruse.

New Arrivals 6/12/18

New Arrivals 6/12/18

We have some great signed items among our New Arrivals this week, including works from Wendell Berry, Willa Cather, and . . . Ravi Shankar? Yep! There's also early Sci-Fi, Art and Photography, and more. Take a look!