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Rare, Old or Offbeat

A group for those cursed with collector manias of all kinds. Welcome to folks who just have to buy every scrap written by obscure symbolist poets, every cheesy gothic romance with great cover art, every first edition from a minor press in the 1930s, or every dusty and twisted old vellum.

Total members: 748 members

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Tags: antique (1), offbeat (1), Rare Old or Offbeat (1), ephemera (1), rare (1), (show all)obscure (1), book-general (1), collectors (1), collections (1), Books (1)

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I found a petal! 83melannen, January 21ignore
What`s the weirdest book you`ve got ? 150Kgarts, January 20ignore
Any "secret" sources for semi-affordable rare/out-of-print titles? 14Keeline, December 2019ignore
Award Books, Inc. 7psg117, August 2018ignore
Dime novels of the 1850s 3Keeline, February 2018ignore
Any pulp fiction collectors out there? 15PhaedraB, January 2018ignore
Whose skull would you collect? 21HilariaDiana, January 2018ignore
Octavo CD-ROMs 6Jean.Pierre.Martel, April 2017ignore
The Weirdest Books You Have Read 41kswolff, April 2017ignore
Any Paul Gallico fans out there? 21SaintSunniva, April 2015ignore
New here and looking for 2 specific books. 15timspalding, December 2014ignore
Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul 8Cretin, September 2014ignore
oldest book you own 79nrmay, September 2014ignore
Oscar Wilde Birthday Present Help 8bluepiano, November 2013ignore
'Ripping Yarns' and the Tale of the Forgotten Author 1westermanyarns, September 2013ignore
Pasadena Antiquarian Book Fair, Aug 10-11, 2013 1Keeline, August 2013ignore
Beautiful (and available/affordable) oversized books 13Nicole_VanK, July 2013ignore
Special Henry Kuttner Project with NEIL GAIMAN‏ (Borderlands Press) - OT 9anglemark, April 2013ignore
The Hour of the Oxrun Dead - Centipede Press (OT) 1SirFolio16, March 2013ignore
Book repair in North Carolina? 2mtnmdjd, February 2013ignore
OT - Taschen Books Bond 1SirFolio16, December 2012ignore
FABS Essay Contest for Young Bibliophiles 1jbd1, November 2012ignore
Book Fairs 5PennyDreadful4, October 2012ignore
The tell tale heart by Poe 2Keeline, October 2012ignore
Any Naval/Nautical theme fans out there… 1SirFolio16, October 2012ignore
Fringe science 16kswolff, September 2012ignore
Trying to find a book by Deep Wood Press… 1SirFolio16, September 2012ignore
The Oldest Book(s) You Own 32nisgolsand, September 2012ignore
Book sculpture 12amysisson, August 2012ignore
Uneducated... 17Africansky1, August 2012ignore
Rare Book School in the NYT! 5Keeline, July 2012ignore
Please consider helping us be considered for a $250K for the love of books and book lovers. 13ijkahn, July 2012ignore
Weird Children's Books 15PennyDreadful4, June 2012ignore
In New England? Free pass to Book & Paper Expo (May 5) 1jbd1, April 2012ignore
LE Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Up for grabs 1SirFolio16, March 2012ignore
Is this book rare? 6alco261, March 2012ignore
Trying to find... 10rudel519, February 2012ignore
Bird watching in 1942 4ziska, January 2012ignore
Thought this was interesting... figured I would share. 4aluvalibri, January 2012ignore
Book Repair in Indianapolis or Cincinnati 6kburzy, December 2011ignore
handwriting from Edward Tenner 2TallyDi, November 2011ignore
Trying to find... 4theapparatus, October 2011ignore
Need Help. 2Crypto-Willobie, September 2011ignore
On buying books previously owned by others.... 34moibibliomaniac, August 2011ignore
Most Influential Books 7Bowerbirds-Library, August 2011ignore
question about a book cover 21Bowerbirds-Library, August 2011ignore
information on an 1800s edition book 6tnhomeschoolingmom, August 2011ignore
Just wondering…. Has anyone read Robert M. Lumiansky's translation of Le Morte D'arthur? 1SirFolio16, June 2011ignore
Research has failed.. time to turn to the experts... 7SirFolio16, May 2011ignore
Free Pass to the Boston Book & Paper Expo (7 May) 3jbd1, April 2011ignore
Book Dating Help Again 3Keeline, February 2011ignore
Is "Moonshine Pours Down on Thomasville" a book? 10JimThomson, January 2011ignore
How much do you suppose this book is worth? 5benjclark, August 2010ignore
Finding information on old books 9benjclark, August 2010ignore
On singleton "book covers" for LT. 21rocketjk, August 2010ignore
Ever Buy a Book Just Because of Its Bookplate? 6benjclark, August 2010ignore
Rare, Old or Offbeat Message Board 103Marensr, August 2010ignore
Help me date these books? 4jbd1, August 2010ignore
110 Year Old Waverly Novels 6oferal, July 2010ignore
suggestions 3rudel519, June 2010ignore
advice on best venue for selling the rare and odd 4varielle, May 2010ignore
John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors is now available on line - FREE! 15Osbaldistone, April 2010ignore
Anyone care to help me figure out if this is an original? 7greg1066, March 2010ignore
The World's largest collection of Old books available for FREE. No Kidding! 3aluvalibri, February 2010ignore
Can you identify this author, UPDATED photo. 8laytonwoman3rd, December 2009ignore
Who was Sidney Rose? 2Arthur_Miller, December 2009ignore
Can you identify this author from this photograph? 8Makifat, December 2009ignore
Bookbinding essay - please help! 3moibibliomaniac, November 2009ignore
Uncut Pages 9Osbaldistone, September 2009ignore
Median/Mean 31readafew, September 2009ignore
'Twisted Old Vellum' (as the group description says) 5Osbaldistone, September 2009ignore
Limited Edition Book Club 1tobagotim, August 2009ignore
A Chair Fit For My Library 7Bowerbirds-Library, July 2009ignore
OLD library index 12GlenRalph, July 2009ignore
Simbol for the S 3jbd1, June 2009ignore
Offbeat subjects 40holcombjmarie, May 2009ignore
Un-rare books owned by very few people 56LDG, April 2009ignore
Impressive Hebrew library (movie by Sotheby's) 5lilithcat, April 2009ignore
Thomas Jefferson's anonymous translation of [Ruins of Empires] by[[Volney]] 1Osbaldistone, April 2009ignore
Old book series 12SusieBookworm, March 2009ignore
"Collector`s Manias of All Kinds" 55LyzzyBee, March 2009ignore
What`s the weirdest book you`ve got ? 83WholeHouseLibrary, February 2009ignore
A Unique Library Table 13moibibliomaniac, February 2009ignore
need help deciphering lingo! 6rare_bird, January 2009ignore
Novels which include other documents 7benjclark, January 2009ignore
Find more information about a book 9Steven_VI, January 2009ignore
Cheap Old Books in Asheville 1SusieBookworm, December 2008ignore
Anyone know of a good date for this book? 4SusieBookworm, December 2008ignore
Gag Book Covers 8666777, December 2008ignore
"EHER-VERLAG ARCHIV" Stamp 8diego-m, November 2008ignore
Question about entering antiquarian books into LT system 7tames, November 2008ignore
I need to find an author for this book 6skoobdo, October 2008ignore
What is its value? 2moibibliomaniac, September 2008ignore
Bertram the Prince (1888) 2aviddiva, June 2008ignore
Dating Books 10slickdpdx, May 2008ignore
First editions of novels-to-classic-films 8ClscFlm, April 2008ignore
Aut Diabolus Aut Nihil 6PhilOPosia, March 2008ignore
Valuable or just old? 9aviddiva, February 2008ignore
Cutting signatures? 6moibibliomaniac, February 2008ignore

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Created: Jul 25, 2006

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