Valuable Books

The Friends of the Davis Public Library frequently receives donations of rare and valuable books for us to sell. Net proceeds are then given to the local public library.

Below is a current listing of our Valuable Books, their condition, and the Internet Price Range for each. We accept bids on any single or sets of valuable books with the intent to sell at bargain prices. Contact one of the store managers listed below by email to arrange an inspection of our valuable books or to make a bid on any or all. We assess no sales tax or shipping and handling charges.

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AuthorTitleYear PublishedPublisherNotesConditionInternet Price Range
DeVoto, BernardAcross the Wide Missouri1967Houghton Mifflin & Co.illustrationsdj.  Good condition$75-300 Bookfinder
Howe, Carrol B.Ancient Tribes of the Klamath Country1968Binfords & MortFirst Editiondj,laminate.  Good condition$27  Bookfinder
KeatsAtlas of Normal Roentgen Variants That May Simulate Disease  6th Edition1996Mosbyformer library bookgood$97-$315       
Breitenbach, J; Kranzlin, F.Champignons de Suisse, Tome 1: Les Ascomycetes1981Mykologia Lucernein Frenchgood condition, many full color illustrations 8”x10”$90-123 Bookfinder
Butler and Mirza, edsCinema of Prayoga 1913-20062006nowhere publishers writing on some pages$62 Bookfinder 
Besancenot, Jean
Costumes du Maroc1988Aix-en-Provence Edisudin FrenchBook is mostly full size color pictures, 10”x 14” dj;  in very good condition$60-$132 Bookfinder. Rare
OstwaldElectrochemistry  2 Volumes1980Amerind Publishing dj, two vols in a slip cover$110
 Encyclopedia of Creativity Vol 1 & 21999Academic Press good$330-$643 Bookfinder
Weiser, SamuelEquinox, The.  Volume 1, Numbers 1-101998York Beach MaineTwo volumesbox with some wear, two books are very good condition$250-$850 Bookfinder
ParkmanFrance & England in North America1982Library of AmericaFirst Edition        2 Vol SetFine; each volume in slip case$25-40 each volume. Bookfinder
Goethe: Four
Beacon Press
Signed First
Very good
$300-$350 for
Signed copies
Mattes, Merrill J.Great Platte River Road, The1969Nebraska State Historical Societyillustrationsdj,laminate.  Good condition$85 Abebooks
Horgan, PaulGreat River: the Rio Grande in North American History1954Rinehart & Company2 Vol Setslip case rough on edges; book in fine condition$40-$95 Bookfinder
Heyman, AbigailGrowing up female, personal photo journal1974Holt, Rinehart and Winstonphotosnote in green on title page$99-$876 Bookfinder
White, PalmerHaute Couture Embroidery. The Art of Lesage1994Lacis Publications slight wear on dust cover. 10”x12.5”$150-$643 Bookfinder
GasterHistory of the Ancient Synagogue of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews1901by authormemorial volumeAcceptable condition, 8.5”x11”$140 Bookfinder
Saroyan, WilliamHuman Comedy, The1943Harcourt, Brace, and CompanyFirst EditionGood condition$20-$50 Bookfinder
FullerIn Vitro Digestion for Pigs and Poultry1991C.A.B. International some highlighting$134-$414 Bookfinder
Ceclia Sun Yun
The Mandarin

Little, Brown
& Company
New York
2nd printing
Cassidy & ShaverManuale dell’attaccamento 2nd Edition2008Giovanni Fioritiin Italiangood$131 Bookfinder. 
Meurant, Georges; Thompson, Robert FarrisMbuti Design: Paintings by Pygmy Women of the Ituri Forest1996Thames & Hudson dj and book in very good condition 10”x12”$219 Amazon
Julian, R.W.Medals of the United States Mint, the first century 1792-18921977Token and Medal SocietyHardcover Editionslightly worn cover$100-$770 Amazon
 Mexican School of Down Art2010Down Foundationbeautiful blue book. Full color.12”x 12”$353 Bookfinder
Boyer, M.Mongol Jewelry1995Thames & HudsonCarlsburg FoundationGood; color plates$106-$912 Bookfinder
ElseinerMouse in Biomedical Research Vol 1-42007Academic PressFour volume setgoodeach volume $102-$300 Bookfinder
MagounOsteopathy in the Cranial Field1976by authorThird Editiongood$83-303 Bookfinder 
Hannum, AlbertaPaint the Wind1958Viking PressFirst Edition. Paintings in full color by Beatien Yazzworn dj. Book in good condition$15-69 Bookfinder
Kanomi, TakakoPeople of Myth – Textiles and Crafts of the Golden Triangle1991Kyoto Shikosha Publishing Co. 352 pp 283 color illustrations; in slipcover; very good condition. 10”x12”$189-$265 Bookfinder
Peckham, Howard H.Pontiac and the Indian Uprising1947University Press at PrincetonFirst EditionAcceptable$75 Bookfinder
Handford, J.Professional Pattern Making for Designers1984Pylcon Presswirebound8.5”x11”$99-$800 Bookfinder
Villa & ReganProfessional Responsibility: representing business organizations2016West Academiclaw bookgood$152-$632 
Storch, editorScaling Biodiversity2007Cambridge University Press good$70-$200 Bookfinder
Harrison & DobbinsSchool Buildings of Today and Tomorrow1931Architectural book Publishing Company dj, loose cover$175-$300 
Howard, Joseph KinseyStrange Empire: A Narrative of the Northwest1952William Morrow & CompanyFirst Editiondj,laminate.  Good condition$20-80 Bookfinder
Nietzche, FriedrichThus Spake Zarathustra1967George Macys Companies Fine; in slip case 8”x11”$32 Bookfinder
Kirsten, Sven
Tiki Modern…and the Wild World of Witco2007TaschenFirst Editionslight wear on cover$230-350 Amazon.$183-$469 Bookfinder
Jones and EmswellerVegetable Industry, The1931McGraw Hillformer library booktattered cover; poor condition$128 Bookfinder 
DeVoto, BernardYear of Decision 1846, The1943Little, Brown and Company dj.  Good condition$20-50 Bookfinder