December 2023



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JOLABOKAFLOD:

a cozy winter holiday perfect for booklovers

Imagine a holiday tradition combining cozy winter nights, delicious chocolate and the joy of a new book. The Icelandic wintertime tradition of Jolabokaflod translates to “Christmas Book Flood.”

This unique practice reflects the Nordic love of literature and storytelling, as books are given as gifts and the night is spent reading, sharing stories and enjoying chocolate.

CELEBRATE WITH US

Sunday, December 17th

We'll celebrate the season with hot chocolate, free gift wrapping, and festive candy bars wrapped with a note that tells the story of Jolabokaflod.

UNIQUE FIND

We have recently acquired a scarce First Edition of James Baldwin's 1964 play Blues For Mister Charlie, which is loosely based on the Emmett Till murder. The newspaper coverage and murder trial galvanized a generation of young people to join the Civil Rights Movement.

The book is inscribed by Baldwin to legendary jazz musician Bobby Sharp and his mother, Eva. Bobby Sharp wrote the jazz classic Blues for Mister Charlie after seeing the play.

BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE

James Baldwin

First Edition, First Printing

Inscribed

$2200

LITERATURE

HIGHLIGHTS

THE ALLEGORY OF LOVE

C. S. Lewis

Oxford University Press, 1936

True First Edition

$500

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THE LABYRINTH MAKERS

Anthony Price

Doubleday & Company, 1971

First U.S Edition

$100

See Full Listing Here

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

Truman Capote

Random House, 1958

First Edition

$500

See Full Listing Here

WHERE THE WILD

THINGS ARE

25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Maurice Sendak

SIGNED

Harper and Collins, 2010

$450

See Full Listing Here

THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ: NOVELS SIX THROUGH TEN OF THE OZ SERIES

L. Frank Baum

Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection, 2016

$250

See Full Listing Here

HISTORY

HIGHLIGHTS

THE OLD-TIME COWHAND

ILLUSTRATED BY NICK EGGENHOFER

Ramon Frederick Adams

Macmillan, 1961

First Printing

Limited, numbered edition

SIGNED

$100

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THE WOMAN IN BATTLE

Madame L. J. Velazquez

Dustin, Gilman & Co., 1876

$200

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PICTURE HISTORY OF JEWISH CIVILIZATION

Dr. Bezalel Narkiss

Massada Publishers, 1978

$400

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RARE VINTAGE BOOKS

THE LAW OF HUSBAND AND WIFE

Lelia Josephine Robinson

Lee & Shepard, 1890

$130


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SOUTHERN COOKING

Mrs. S. R. Dull

Grosset & Dunlap, 1941

$125

See Full Listing Here

ART & DESIGN

COLLECTIBLES

BROTHERS IN CLAY: THE STORY OF GEORGIA FOLK POTTERY

John Burrison

University of Georgia Press, 1983

$65

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THE STEPHEN SPROUSE BOOK

Roger Padilha

Rizzoli, 2009

$150

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JACK PIERSON: 18 POSTCARDS

A.R.T. Press, 2007

$100

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YASUMASA MORIMURA

Fundación Telefónica, 2000

RARE

$60

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HORROR

HIGHLIGHTS

THE EXORCIST

25th Anniversary Edition

William Peter Blatty

Gauntlet Press, 1997

SIGNED

Limited, numbered edition

$450

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A LOVECRAFT RETROSPECTIVE: ARTISTS INSPIRED BY H.P. LOVECRAFT

Stuart Gordon

Centipede Press, 2008

$900

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DROMENON: THE WEIRD STORIES OF GERALD HEARD

Tartarus Press, 2001

Limited, numbered edition

$100

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TERATOLOGIST

Edward Lee

Overlook Connection Press, 2007

First Edition

Limited, numbered edition

SIGNED

$60

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CAT CORNER

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QUOTABLES


Outside, snow solidified itself into graceful forms.

The peace of winter stars seemed permanent.

-Toni Morrison


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

-Albert Camus


I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."

-Lewis Carroll


What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?

-John Steinbeck


Russian writers have a way with aphorisms. They probably spend all winter thinking them up.

-Haruki Murakami


I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage,

and tangled Christmas tree lights.

-Maya Angelou


Trivia Question


Answer the following trivia question correctly and we'll enter you in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate!


In which literary work does a man dressed as a woman fall in love with a woman dressed as a man at Christmas?



Email your answer to avbooks@att.net

with "Trivia" in the subject field.

We are looking for collectible books!

This month we are most interested in the following categories

for trade credit:


Philosophy

Architecture

Artists Monographs

Mythology & Folklore

African American History

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Metaphysical Books

Magic


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avbooks@att.net

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