From the Book Sorting Room
The Friends of the Barrington Public Library are offering some very special books for purchase directly from the library's book sorting room. If you are interested in any of the volumes listed below, or wish to view the plethora of other books available, please leave your name and telephone number with the Reference Department staff, either in person or by telephoning 401-247-1920 ext 2, and a Friends member will contact you to schedule an appointment.
In The Collector's Corner: The Friends of the Library are now featuring a collection of "Books About Books" for sale with titles for bibliophiles of all ages. Browse at your leisure, we're sure you'll find a title you'll love!
COACHING DAYS OF ENGLAND: "Containing an Account of whatever was most remarkable for Grandeur, Elegance and Curiosity in the time of the Coaches of England, comprehending the years 1750 until 1850," Paul Elek Productions, Ltd., London, c. 1966. Very large book with 24 beautiful full-page color plates and 196 illustrations by a range of artists; also includes selections from famous writers, such as Fielding, Boswell, Austen. Interior is excellent; dust jacket has a few tears. A superb historical album. $45.
Handyman Club of America Library. Multiple copies on a variety of topics are available in the daily sale for $1.00 each. Excellent condition.Topics include: TRIM CARPENTRY; GUIDE TO BUILDING MATERIALS; BUILT-IN PLANS & TECHNIQUES; QUICK & EASY WOODWORKING PROJECTS; WOODWORKING PROJECTS; WOODWORKING TECHNIQUES; MASONRY & STONEWORK; and much more.
Art Across America: Two Centuries of Regional Painting 1710-1920, Three Volumes: The East and the Mid-Atlantic, The South and the Midwest, The Plains States and the West by William H. Gerdts, Abbeville Press, NY, c. 1990. Collector's Edition. SIGNED by the author. A monumental study representing more than 800 artists, profusely illustrated. A beautiful set in excellent condition; slipcase is slightly worn. $125.00
PICASSO 347, a large 2-volume set in a velvet-lined clamshell box, c. 1970, first edition.
347 engravings that Picasso executed over seven months in his 86th year--a kind of diary in which every day he inscribed his thoughts on copper. A very special collection in very good condition. $175.00 SOLD! Thank You!