Half Price Books is a treasure trove of new and used, rare and collectible, first editions and out-of-print titles, odd and unusal things. Here’s a round-up of a few recently discovered items from our bookstores across the country.
The Writings of Mark Twain
Our Hurstbourne HPB has recently acquired a complete 25 volume set of P.F. Collier and Son, Author’s National Edition of The Writings of Mark Twain. Originally published by Harper and Brothers, Collier took over publishing the Author’s National Edition in 1921. This green cloth set is in good condition. For more information, stop by our Hurstbourne/Cherry Springs HPB in Louisville, Kentucky or call 502-491-4310.
Classical and Military History Collection
We have acquired a large, wonderful collection of classical history and U.S. military history books. Titles cover ancient Egypt to the Civil War to General Pershing’s hunt for Pancho Villa. There is something for every military history enthusiast. Please contact our Brookfield, Greenfield, or Appleton HPB stores for more information. For more information, stop by our Brookfield HPB in Wisconsin or call 262-789-0280.
ExeGeses Ready Research Bible
Our Fort Wayne HPB has a 1993, black leather, second edition of the ExeGeses Ready Research Bible, a literal translation and transliteration of Scripture.This bible is based on the Authorized KIng James Version, keyed to Strong’s Concordance and published by World Bible Publishers. See store for details. For more information, stop by our Fort Wayne HPB in Indiana or call 260-373-2140.
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
Our San Marcos HPB has acquired the complete 4 volume set of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, edited by Michael Kelly and published by Oxford University Press in 1998. This comprehensive reference source features more than 600 articles by more than 500 globally recognized art historians, philosophers, and theorists. It is a reference classic. See store for details. For more information, stop by our San Marcos HPB in Texas or call 512-805-7503.
Hey, Kiss fans! Wanna rock and roll all night…and party every day? Our Appleton HPB has a slipcase edition of Kisstory, by Jeff Kitts. This oversized book was signed in 1996 by Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley. The book is full of great behind-the-scenes photos from the band’s own collection. For more information, stop by our Appleton HPB in Wisconsin or call 920-830-1237.
King George VI Commemorative Issue
Our Fort Wayne HPB has acquired a beautiful commemorative supplement of the Coronation of King George VI, issued by The Christian Science Monitor. Printed on April 22, 1937, this four page section is printed in black, red, blue, and gold in an illuminated manuscript style. This royal memorabilia features an address by the Archbishop of Canterbury, photographs of the king, queen, and the two princesses, plus a four-color map of Great Britain. The “reluctant king” was recently depicted in the film, The King’s Speech. For more information, stop by our Fort Wayne HPB in Indiana or call 260-373-2140.
Interested in any of these great finds? Call the HPB at which they’re located, and the Bibliomaniacs on duty will ship it straight to you (Did you know that we can now search our inventory nation-wide and ship books, movies, music & more straight to you? Ask about it in store today!) – Susan