From the Book Sorting Room
offer 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, 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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Dr. Seuss. First edition (c. 1959) and the first Dr. Seuss book printed entirely in full color. It's in very good condition with original dust jacket (not price-clipped) and vivid colors on every page. $75 SOLD!
LINCOLN by Pulitzer Prize winning biographer David Herbert Donald. The Easton Press special edition, c. 1996; part of the Library of the Presidents series. Bound in genuine leather with gilt lettering, decorations and page edges. A truly handsome copy in pristine condition. $20.
"Life" magazine August 18, 1961. Collectible. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris on the cover.
Good condition. $20.
AUDUBON BIRDS OF AMERICA: Fifty Selections with Commentaries by Roger Tory Peterson. The Macmillan Company. Portfolio of 50 loose color plates in excellent condition. Each 9" x 12" plate (perfect for framing) has, on the verso, Peterson's engaging description of the bird and its habitat. This is a complete set. $25.
THE FIRST FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE: THE NORTON FACSIMILE, W. W. Norton & Company, 1968. First edition of the complete photographic facsimile made from the 29 best copies at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington. Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. 928 pages. Red buckram leather spine, ribbon bookmark, in slipcase. Excellent condition. $45.
THE YALE SHAKESPEARE, 40 VOLUME SET. Complete. Small blue-cloth hardcovers. Very good condition; gold lettering on faded spines (as is usual for this set of books). $40.
CREATION by Bhajju Shyam with Gita Wolf, c. Tara Books Private Limited, India, 2014. "From a fish waiting to be born, to the beginning of art and the necessity of death . . . lore from the Gond tribal community in central India abounds with stories of origins, transformations and ends. Celebrated Gond artist Bhajju Shyam now gathers together these tales for the first time. By linking the cosmic with the everyday, he expresses the essence of each myth in ten sequential images." This beautiful handmade, limited edition book has been silkscreened on handmade paper in India. $25.