This is the Perfect Mug ☕️ for a Bibliophile!

This ☕️ mug offered by the Newberry Library is embellished with vintage bookplate illustrations. 11 oz. of Newberry collections history! Enjoy a beverage from a mug showing a collage of bookplates featuring various Newberry’s collections. (And that gentleman in the frame? None other than our founder, Walter Loomis Newberry.)

The Rosenberg Bookshop is proud to be an independent purveyor of literary gifts, cards, and toys by local artisans. You’ll also find an exceptional notecard and postcard assortment and, of course, stellar books.

A really a clever idea and a great gift for your favorite Bibliophile 📚

1916 Set of Elbert Hubbard’s Little Journeys Books

This lovely early 1900s set of books is for sale!

14 Volume set – PLUS: Guide Book and Biography of Hubbard (making this a set of 16 books)

This is a collection of biographical pieces written by Elbert Hubbard, and published monthly starting in 1894. The pieces were collected and republished in a 14-volume Memorial Edition in 1916, shortly after his death. The first volume includes a memoir of the author, and the last volume includes an index to the entire set. 14 Volume set – PLUS: Guide Book and Biography of Hubbard (making this a set of 16 books).

  • V. 1. Good Men and Great;
  • V. 2. Famous Women;
  • V. 3. American Statesmen;
  • V. 4. Eminent Painters;
  • V. 5. English Authors;
  • V. 6. Eminent Artists;
  • V. 7. Eminent Orators;
  • V. 8. Great Philosophers;
  • V. 9. Great Reformers;
  • V. 10. Great Teachers;
  • V. 11. Great Businessmen;
  • V. 12. Great Scientists;
  • V. 13. Great Lovers;
  • V. 14. Great Musicians.

Features the following (and more):

Jane Austen – Empress Josephine – Mary W. Shelley – William Shakespeare – Thomas A. Edison – George Washington – Benjamin Franklin – Thomas Jefferson – Samuel Adams – Michelangelo – Rembrandt – Rubens – Gustave Dore – Richard Wagner – Paganini – Frederic Chopin – Robert Schumann – Sebastian Bach – Felix Mendelssohn – Franz Liszt – Ludwig van Beethoven – George Handel – Giuseppe Verdi -Wolfgang Mozart – Johannes Brahms

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Elbert Hubbard had been influenced by the ideas of William Morris on a visit to England. He was unable to find a publisher for his book Little Journeys, so inspired by Morris’s Kelmscott Press, decided to set up his own private press to print the book himself, founding Roycroft Press. Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895, in the village of East Aurora, New York.

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Ruth Montgomery on Reincarnation – Book Lot

REINCARNATION – Lot of two vintage paperback books on the afterlife or reincarnation by Ruth Montgomery:

  • Published in 1968 and 1972.
  • Paperback books in good condition, some wear from age and use.
  • Price is for the pair of books together.

A World Beyond
From beyond the grave comes a startling message from one of the world’s most renowned psychics, a message containing the answers to these questions and many more…What does happen after death? Where do you go? What is it like “over there?” What does it feel like to be out of our human shell? Do you see loved ones we have lost long ago? America’s best-known spiritualist medium has reached the other world. He has established contact with a “receiver” in this world–and has written this book.

Here and Hereafter
Have you lived before? Will you live again? Fascinating new revelations about the experience of reincarnation from one of today’s foremost psychic authorities.

Reviews:

“The many readers of Ruth Montgomery will follow avidly her discussions of the doctrine of karma and rebirth . . . she cites innumerable instances that seem, to her, persuasive evidence that we are indeed caught up in successive reincarnations, and always meaningfully. Ruth Montgomery’s sincerity, humility, and personal conviction are in evidence on every page, and readers of her A Gift of Prophecy and A Search for the Truth will not be let down.”Publishers Weekly

About the Author:
Ruth Montgomery became special Washington, D.C., correspondent for International News Service, and later syndicated columnist for Capital Letter King Features, Hearst Headline Service (1958-1968). Montgomery has received many awards for her newspaper work.

Montgomery’s first literary brush with psychic affairs occurred in the mid-1950s when she researched and wrote a series of newspaper articles debunking fraudulent mediums. Her next foray into the field was as a believer with the bestselling A Gift of Prophecy: The Phenomenal Jeanne Dixon (1965).

Montgomery herself developed psychic abilities at about this time. First via automatic handwriting and then automatic typewriting, Montgomery began to communicate with “Lily and the group”—beings who claimed to be spirits of the dead and Montgomery’s guides. To prove their veracity, the guides dictated much information previously unknown to Montgomery, which she was later able to verify.

From 1960 to 1969, Montgomery worked with her guides to produce A Search for the Truth and Here and Hereafter. The first treats Montgomery’s own spiritual progress, and the second karma and reincarnation. In 1969, satisfied that death is not the end of individuality and busy with other projects, Montgomery abandoned automatic typewriting. Early in 1971, however, on discovering that Arthur Ford, her recently deceased friend and a world-famous medium, had become one of her guides, Montgomery recommenced taking spirit dictation. The new communications, now from “Lily, Art and the group,” provided the basis for A World Beyond: A Startling Message from the Eminent Psychic Arthur Ford From Beyond the Grave (1970, 1988), Companions Along the Way (1974, 1985), A World Before (1976, 1982), and Strangers Among Us: Enlightened Beings from a World to Come (1979, 1982). These books discuss, respectively, the circumstances of life after death, Montgomery’s previous incarnations, the past history of the world, and the near future prospects of humanity.

[Biographical Source: Enyclopedia.com]

Stephen King Country by George Beahm

Stephen King Country: The Illustrated Guide to the Sites and Sights That Inspired the Modern Master of Horror by George W. Beahm

  • Publisher: Running Press;
  • First Edition, First Printing.
  • Black binding, red gilt titles
  • Hardcover, 44 pages, illustrated throughout, resources, index
  • Condition: Dustjacket present (not price-clipped), some edgewear.
  • Bumped lower corners, just a few places highlighted in the chapter regarding his first edition and rare books.

Discover the real-life sites and sights behind his horror classics, including the Stanley Hotel of Estes Park, Colorado (site of The Shining’s eerie Overlook Hotel), King’s home town of Durham, Maine (the inspiration for Salem’s Lot), and more. An illustrated biography on King and his home town. Looks at the world in which author Stephen King lives and the real-life places that inspired the settings for some of his most popular works.

Antique Illustrated Book: The Pilgrim’s Progress (early 1900s)

  • Title: The Pilgrim’s Progress, with illustrations in color
  • Author: John Bunyan
  • Publisher: Gilbert H. McKibbin, New York
  • Publication Date: No date – Circa 1900
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Book Condition: Good, some wear to covers

192 pages. Cloth embossed binding with 28 color illustrated plates.

The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious, theological fiction in English literature. It has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print..

#books #antique #parable #illustrated #historical #allegory

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Vintage Pocket Books Edition Illustrated by Gordon Ross

  • Title: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
  • Author: Omar Khayyam, illustrated by Gordon Ross
  • Publisher: Pocket Books, NY
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Size (approx. width x height): 4.25 x 6.50 inches
  • Copyright Year: 1941
  • Edition: 1948 4th Printing
  • Book Condition: Very good, no spine creasing, some minor edge wear and page tanning from age.

Fully illustrated by Gordon Ross. 178 pages. No markings or previous owner notations!!

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is said to be one of the ten best known poems in the world, and probably the most popular piece of Oriental literature in the Western World.

#book #vintage #poetry #illustration #rubaiyat #Persia #Persian

Mid Century Catholic Sunday Missal

Vintage mid century Catholic Missal with Latin, larger type Edition, pocket-size.

My Sunday Missal Rev. Joseph F. Stedman, Confraternity of the Precious Blood, New York, 1944. Mass Calendar dates starting with January 1956.


This is a pocket edition and is a paperback “leatherette style”. Covers ARE NOT LEATHER.

Latin to English version; complete Pulpit text of all Epistles and Gospels as read from the pulpit. Book measures approx 5″ x 3 1/8″

Religious artifacts from the past are a neat time capsule – buy it because it’s like your Grandma’s or if you decorate Midcentury Modern style, it’s age-appropriate for your bookshelf or coffee table.


#midcenturymodern #catholic #liturgical #missal #vintage

Uncommon Huck Spaulding Tattooing Book

  • Hardback w/dustjacket
  • Very Good condition
  • 1992 First Edition, Third Printing
  • Uncommon book

Tattoo books are very uncommon to find for sale, offering this at a lower price to get it in the right hands! “For years the Tattoo industry was shrouded in secrecy. Artists didn’t want others in their area, which they assumed they owned because they were established. What they forgot is how they got there and that they were not born tattooists. So the big question was, where do I obtain the knowledge needed to become a tattoo artist? This insightful and straightforward book gives you the facts about tattooing.” Tattooing A to Z was written to share with you what Huck learned through many years of first hand experience. Don’t expect this book to make a master tattooist out of you in a few days, but what you will gain from it may have taken you years to find out. From set up and maintenance of machines to setting up your own shop, Tattooing A to Z, A Guide to Successful Tattooing is a valuable tool for anyone starting out in the business. Sells for upwards to $150 or more on Abebooks, Biblio, eBay, etc.