Category Archives: antiquarian & unusual books for sale

We are offering a very unique book & ephemeron that goes with it: A first edition (4th printing), 1942 of M.K. Fisher’s HOW TO COOK A WOLF along with what we believe to be a completely unique cookbook stand made … Continue reading

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Another copy of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS (illustrated) available!

Do you remember my copy of the 1946 Arabian Nights? Here’s the post with illustrations of the book’s cover and interior illustrations… (don’t pay attention that this old post says it’s sold out — I’m advertising A NEW COPY of the same) … Continue reading

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A LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I have a pretty edition of A LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett to offer to you lovely friends! It’s in Good condition, with some wear to the exterior boards (bumping and rubbing on spine), tight pages, clean without any … Continue reading

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Some cool new antiquarian books in the store (and on our ABE page!)

I’d love it if these found a good home. Two of them are in rough condition as to their spines, but they’re so cool and beautiful anyway. Please comment here or send email to starcatbooks@starcatbooks.com if you are interested in … Continue reading

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“Chocolate box” book for sale

I know you’ve all seen the “chocolate box” books the F. M. Lupton Publishing Company made back in the 1800s, cheaper versions of what A. Mame and Company was making in France at the same time. I have one for … Continue reading

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EMMA by Jane Austen, vol. 2 of 2

FOR SALE: Emma, by Jane Austen, vol. 2, published 1893. Vol. 2 of 2, belonging to a 10-volume set published by J.M. Dent of all of Jane Austen’s works (starts with chapter 28). Illustrated throughout by C.L. & H.M. Brock … Continue reading

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THE CARROT SEED by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Crockett Johnson

FOR SALE: A first edition of a real children’s classic: the 1966  Scholastic paperback, The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Crockett Johnson (Harold and the Purple Crayon). This is in remarkable condition with no tears or soiling … Continue reading

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Another Beautifully Illustrated Book to Tempt You…

ETA: SOLD !! ================= I just got in a beautifully illustrated edition of the Arabian Nights: Grosset & Dunlap Illustrated Junior Library, 1946. Illustrations by Earle Goodenow. Above are some samples of what this looks like. I adore this volume! As … Continue reading

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More new antiquarian books catalogued

I have two antiquarian books that may appeal to some of our readers. First we have a rare volume of THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON by J.M. Barrie: THE ADMIRABLE CHRICHTON Barrie, J.M. Condition: Very Good hardcover, Charles Scribner’s & Sons, 1920 … Continue reading

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New catalogued books: weird, blast-from-the-past, gorgeous, great gifts

I’ve catalogued some books today at the store that may be of interest to some of you. For those of you reading this, please link to this post! I ship worldwide — all of these are also listed on ABE … Continue reading

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