January 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

A JOURNEY FROM ALEPPO TO JERUSALEM AT EASTER A.D. 1697

H. Maundrell

extremely scarce

All maps/photographs are

attached and intact

Oxford, 1749

$400

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THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD L. BURTON

Isabel Burton

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898

$225

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THE PENETRATION OF ARABIA

David George Hogarth

Lawrence and Bullen, LTD, 1904

$300

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THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (6 VOLUME SET)

Edward Gibbon

Franklin Library, 1981

$500

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VIETNAM INC.

Philip Jones Griffiths

First Edition

Collier Books, 1971

$100

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BLACK POLITICS

IN NEW DEAL ATLANTA

Karen Ferguson

Chapel Hill, 2002

First Edition

$96

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FEATURED FINDS

THE COMPLETE GREED OF ERICH VON STROHEIM: A RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FILM

Herman G.Weinberg

E.P. Dutton & Co, 1973

$125

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DON BLUTH'S ART OF

ANIMATION DRAWING

Dark Horse, 2005

$175

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LARRY RIVERS

Sam Hunter, Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers

Brandeis University Press, 1965

Signed

$150

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LUIS BARRAGAN: MEXICO'S MODERN MASTER, 1902-1988

Antonio R. Martinez

First Edition

The Monacelli Press, 1996

$250

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STORE HOURS

Mon-Sat: 10AM-6PM

Sunday: 12PM-5PM

Our Gift Cards are

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HORROR HIGHLIGHTS

IN THE REALMS OF MYSTERY AND WONDER: THE PROSE POEMS AND ARTWORK OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH

Clark Ashton Smith

Centipede Press, 2017

Signed First Edition

$690

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A VISION OF DOOM

Ambrose Bierce

First Edition

Donald M. Grant,1980

$80

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THE CHRONICLES OF MASTER LI AND NUMBER TEN OX

Barry Hughart

Signed

Subterranean Press, 2008

$180

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SELECT COLLECTIBLES

MOBY DICK

Herman Melville

Illustrated by Rockwell Kent

Modern Library, 1982

$375

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THE FREDDY ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION: THE FIRST THREE FREDDY BOOKS IN ONE VOLUME

Walter R. Brooks

Overlook Press, 2002

$75

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UNCLE BOUQUI OF HAITI

Harold Courlander

William Morrow & Co, 1942

First Edition

$275

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SEISMIC DESIGN MANUAL

Second Edition

American Institute of Steel Construction, 2012

$125

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CAT

CORNER

Have you ever snapped a photo of one of our cats?

Email us or tag us @atlantavintagebooks and we might use it in the next newsletter!

We are looking for collectible books!

This month we are most interested in the following categories

for trade credit/purchase:


Philosophy

Architecture

Artists Monographs

Literary Fiction

Mythology & Folklore

African American History

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Metaphysical Books

Magic


For more information, please email us a description and photos:

avbooks@att.net

POWER UP-DATE

Join us for

POWER UP SATURDAY

on Saturday, January 14th

POWER UP is comprised of four rare serigraphs

hand-printed in 1965 by Corita Kent.

Also known as Sister Mary Corita,

she was an American artist, designer and educator.

Her work juxtaposed spiritual, pop cultural, literary, and political writings alongside symbols of consumer culture and modern life.


We are excited to share the news that our POWER UP is now preserved and beautifully framed.

Our good friend, High Museum framer Larry Miller, worked with us closely to ensure that every detail was perfectly executed.

We would love for you to see it in person.

We are proud that our store will be home to this important piece of history for many years to come. 


In keeping with the social justice themes in Sister Corita's work,

we will celebrate her life on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend

with a food drive,

hands-on screen printing projects,

and an art talk about her life and work.

Learn more about Sister Corita

We are asking customers to contribute canned goods and pantry items to be donated to Toco Hills Community Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit providing emergency food supplies to individuals and families, including those experiencing homelessness.

Learn more about Toco Hills Community Alliance

From 11 AM to 6 PM:

we will celebrate Sister Corita’s playful and powerful art with a hands-on screen-printing project where customers can print their own "Power Up" T-shirt! These shirts will be a perfect way to help spread the powerful message of love, hope and justice.


At 3 PM:

we will present an art talk by Ellen Gadberry, a local art instructor and artist who has studied Sister Corita’s work.

Gadberry’s focus is on the intersection of spirituality, creativity, and social justice.


We will also be offering a selection of books about Sister Corita.


WASHINGTON POST

FEATURE STORY

"We’re drowning in old books.

But getting rid of them is heartbreaking."

A recent article in the Washington Post tells the story of book collections and collectors. Highlights include:


America is saturated with old books, congesting Ikea Billy cases, Jengaing atop floors, Babeling bedside tables. During months of quarantine, book lovers faced all those spines and opportunities for multiple seasons of spring cleaning. They adore these books, irrationally, unconditionally, but know that, ultimately, if they don’t decide which to keep, it will be left to others to unceremoniously dump them. So, despite denial, grief, bargaining, anguish and even nausea, the Great Deaccession commenced.


Books are precious to their owners. Their worth, emotional and monetary, is comparably less to anyone else.


“I kept accumulating books. My life was overflowing with books. I’d have to live to 150 to reread these books,” says Martha Frankel, a writer and director of the Woodstock Bookfest. She amassed 3,600 — and that was just in the office that she closed in 2018 — “but the idea of getting rid of these books made me nauseous.”


Humorist and social critic Fran Lebowitz owns 12,000 books, mostly fiction, kept in 19th-century wooden cases with glass doors in her New York apartment. “Constitutionally, I am unable to throw a book away. To me, it’s like seeing a baby thrown in a trash can,” she says. “I am a glutton for print. I love books in every way.

I love them more than most human beings.”

Read Full Story Here

QUOTABLES

“I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.”

-Anaïs Nin


“For last year's words belong to last year's language

And next year's words await another voice.”

-T.S. Eliot


“The horizon leans forward,

Offering you space to place new steps of change.”

-Maya Angelou


“Ring out the old, ring in the new,

Ring, happy bells, across the snow:

The year is going, let him go;

Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

-Alfred Lord Tennyson

Trivia Question

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


Who is the only author to publish books in 9 of the 10 Dewey Decimal categories?


Email your answer to avbooks@att.net

with "Trivia" in the subject field.

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