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.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Uncut Pages11 unread / 11rocketjk, March 9
Any "secret" sources for semi-affordable rare/out-of-print titles?16 unread / 16GeorgeKhan, August 2020
I found a petal!83 unread / 83melannen, January 2020
What`s the weirdest book you`ve got ?151 unread / 151Kgarts, January 2020
Award Books, Inc.7 unread / 7psg117, August 2018
Dime novels of the 1850s3 unread / 3Keeline, February 2018
Any pulp fiction collectors out there?15 unread / 15PhaedraB, January 2018
Whose skull would you collect?22 unread / 22HilariaDiana, January 2018
Octavo CD-ROMs6 unread / 6Jean.Pierre.Martel, April 2017
The Weirdest Books You Have Read41 unread / 41kswolff, April 2017
Any Paul Gallico fans out there?21 unread / 21SaintSunniva, April 2015
New here and looking for 2 specific books.15 unread / 15timspalding, December 2014
Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul8 unread / 8Cretin, September 2014
oldest book you own80 unread / 80nrmay, September 2014
Oscar Wilde Birthday Present Help8 unread / 8bluepiano, November 2013
'Ripping Yarns' and the Tale of the Forgotten Author1 unread / 1westermanyarns, September 2013
Pasadena Antiquarian Book Fair, Aug 10-11, 20131 unread / 1Keeline, August 2013
Beautiful (and available/affordable) oversized books13 unread / 13Nicole_VanK, July 2013
Special Henry Kuttner Project with NEIL GAIMAN‏ (Borderlands Press) - OT9 unread / 9anglemark, April 2013
The Hour of the Oxrun Dead - Centipede Press (OT)1 unread / 1SirFolio16, March 2013
Book repair in North Carolina?2 unread / 2mtnmdjd, February 2013
OT - Taschen Books Bond1 unread / 1SirFolio16, December 2012
FABS Essay Contest for Young Bibliophiles1 unread / 1JBD1, November 2012
Book Fairs5 unread / 5PennyDreadful4, October 2012
The tell tale heart by Poe2 unread / 2Keeline, October 2012
Any Naval/Nautical theme fans out there…1 unread / 1SirFolio16, October 2012
Fringe science16 unread / 16kswolff, September 2012
Trying to find a book by Deep Wood Press…1 unread / 1SirFolio16, September 2012
The Oldest Book(s) You Own32 unread / 32nisgolsand, September 2012
Book sculpture12 unread / 12amysisson, August 2012
Uneducated...17 unread / 17Africansky1, August 2012
Rare Book School in the NYT!5 unread / 5Keeline, July 2012
Please consider helping us be considered for a $250K for the love of books and book lovers.13 unread / 13ijkahn, July 2012
Weird Children's Books15 unread / 15PennyDreadful4, June 2012
In New England? Free pass to Book & Paper Expo (May 5)1 unread / 1JBD1, April 2012
LE Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Up for grabs1 unread / 1SirFolio16, March 2012
Is this book rare?6 unread / 6alco261, March 2012
Trying to find...10 unread / 10rudel519, February 2012
Bird watching in 19424 unread / 4ziska, January 2012
Thought this was interesting... figured I would share.4 unread / 4aluvalibri, January 2012
Book Repair in Indianapolis or Cincinnati6 unread / 6kburzy, December 2011
handwriting from Edward Tenner2 unread / 2TallyDi, November 2011
Trying to find...4 unread / 4theapparatus, October 2011
Need Help.2 unread / 2Crypto-Willobie, September 2011
On buying books previously owned by others....34 unread / 34moibibliomaniac, August 2011
Most Influential Books7 unread / 7Bowerbirds-Library, August 2011
question about a book cover21 unread / 21Bowerbirds-Library, August 2011
information on an 1800s edition book6 unread / 6tnhomeschoolingmom, August 2011
Just wondering…. Has anyone read Robert M. Lumiansky's translation of Le Morte D'arthur?1 unread / 1SirFolio16, June 2011
Research has failed.. time to turn to the experts...7 unread / 7SirFolio16, May 2011
Free Pass to the Boston Book & Paper Expo (7 May)3 unread / 3JBD1, April 2011
Book Dating Help Again3 unread / 3Keeline, February 2011
Is "Moonshine Pours Down on Thomasville" a book?10 unread / 10JimThomson, January 2011
How much do you suppose this book is worth?5 unread / 5benjclark, August 2010
Finding information on old books9 unread / 9benjclark, August 2010
On singleton "book covers" for LT.21 unread / 21rocketjk, August 2010
Ever Buy a Book Just Because of Its Bookplate?6 unread / 6benjclark, August 2010
Rare, Old or Offbeat Message Board104 unread / 104Marensr, August 2010
Help me date these books?4 unread / 4JBD1, August 2010
110 Year Old Waverly Novels6 unread / 6oferal, July 2010
suggestions3 unread / 3rudel519, June 2010
advice on best venue for selling the rare and odd4 unread / 4varielle, May 2010
John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors is now available on line - FREE!15 unread / 15Osbaldistone, April 2010
Anyone care to help me figure out if this is an original?7 unread / 7greg1066, March 2010
The World's largest collection of Old books available for FREE. No Kidding!3 unread / 3aluvalibri, February 2010
Can you identify this author, UPDATED photo.8 unread / 8laytonwoman3rd, December 2009
Who was Sidney Rose?2 unread / 2Arthur_Miller, December 2009
Can you identify this author from this photograph?8 unread / 8Makifat, December 2009
Bookbinding essay - please help!3 unread / 3moibibliomaniac, November 2009
Median/Mean31 unread / 31readafew, September 2009
'Twisted Old Vellum' (as the group description says)5 unread / 5Osbaldistone, September 2009
Limited Edition Book Club1 unread / 1tobagotim, August 2009
A Chair Fit For My Library7 unread / 7Bowerbirds-Library, July 2009
OLD library index12 unread / 12GlenRalph, July 2009
Simbol for the S3 unread / 3JBD1, June 2009
Offbeat subjects40 unread / 40holcombjmarie, May 2009
Un-rare books owned by very few people56 unread / 56LDG, April 2009
Impressive Hebrew library (movie by Sotheby's)5 unread / 5lilithcat, April 2009
Thomas Jefferson's anonymous translation of [Ruins of Empires] by[[Volney]]2 unread / 2Osbaldistone, April 2009
Old book series13 unread / 13SusieBookworm, March 2009
"Collector`s Manias of All Kinds"56 unread / 56LyzzyBee, March 2009
What`s the weirdest book you`ve got ?88 unread / 88WholeHouseLibrary, February 2009
A Unique Library Table13 unread / 13moibibliomaniac, February 2009
need help deciphering lingo!6 unread / 6rare_bird, January 2009
need help deciphering lingo!1 unread / 1rare_bird, January 2009
Novels which include other documents7 unread / 7benjclark, January 2009
Find more information about a book9 unread / 9Steven_VI, January 2009
Cheap Old Books in Asheville1 unread / 1SusieBookworm, December 2008
Anyone know of a good date for this book?4 unread / 4SusieBookworm, December 2008
Gag Book Covers8 unread / 8666777, December 2008
"EHER-VERLAG ARCHIV" Stamp8 unread / 8diego-m, November 2008
Question about entering antiquarian books into LT system7 unread / 7tames, November 2008
I need to find an author for this book6 unread / 6skoobdo, October 2008
What is its value?2 unread / 2moibibliomaniac, September 2008
Bertram the Prince (1888)2 unread / 2aviddiva, June 2008
Dating Books11 unread / 11slickdpdx, May 2008
First editions of novels-to-classic-films8 unread / 8ClscFlm, April 2008
Aut Diabolus Aut Nihil6 unread / 6PhilOPosia, March 2008
Valuable or just old?9 unread / 9aviddiva, February 2008
Cutting signatures?6 unread / 6moibibliomaniac, February 2008
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