I recently added a collection of 13 Gun Books to my inventory, all issued as part of the Firearms Classics Library for the National Rifle Association.
The books are in brand new condition, all still in their original shrinkwrap! Titles include Smith & Wesson Hand Guns, The Kentucky Rifle, History of the Colt Revolver, Firearms of the Confederacy, Shotguns by Keith, African Rifles and Cartridges, Firearms Curiosa, The Muzzle-Loading Cap Lock Rifle and Sixguns and Bullseyes.
These pristine copies are sure to sell quickly, and are a perfect example of $50 and Up Books to look for while you are out in the field book scouting. Here is what they look like on the shelf, and as you can see they make an attractive addition to any collection:)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The New School Bookseller, $50 Books That Sold #2: "Vincent Van Gogh: Chemicals, Crises, and Creativity" by Wilfred Arnold
Sold yesterday for $49.95 in Like New Condition. Vincent Van Gogh: Chemicals, Crises, and Creativity. "This text examines the medical basis of Van Gogh's life, environment, and artistic uniqueness. Looks at the effects of alcohol, smoking, malnutrition, and fasting on the artist. For medical historians. Color and half-tone illustrations."
Found in the often overlooked Biography Section of a Friends of the Library sale.
Posted by Kristian Strom at 7:55 AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Here is an example of the type of book which regularly sell for $50 and up. It's an ex-library hardcover copy of a very specialized Gardening book, published in 1990 by a small press.
Paphiopedilum Hybrids by W.W. Wilson
For all of you booksellers who only buy/sell books with a sales ranking of under 1 million, this book had a sales ranking of 8.5 million and sold less than a week after I listed it:)
Here is the Amazon Product Detail page- http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/
Posted by Kristian Strom at 9:46 AM