UPDATE – WHEW! THANKS, EVERYBODY. ALL THE BOOKS SOLD, AT THIS POINT, I’M GOING TO SUSPEND COMMENTS, SO THERE ARE NO MORE DISAPPOINTED WOULD-BE CUSTOMERS. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP, THERE WILL BE MORE JA BOOKS, (NOT THE “MACFAT” CHAIR BOOK, THOUGH.) – MORE FURNITURE AND TOOL BOOKS, ONCE THESE ARE PACKED AND SHIPPED. THANKS AGAIN
I’ll try to keep this simple. I have a number of books, for most of them demand will exceed supply. When there’s multiple copies, I’d like to limit it to one copy per person. That way others have a chance. I’m not aiming to get rich selling these. I have two objectives – one is to make some money to make up for the time out of the shop for my trips to Baltimore. This trip was the first of several, and with driving and working, I was gone 5 days. Then it’s taking me a day & a half to sort and unpack up here. The other objective is to get these books in the hands of those who can use them. Alexander always enjoyed reading the blog and the comments especially.
I usually search a site like bookfinder.com to see about values, or perceived values. Some are absurd, I’ll try to be reasonable. If you’d like one, leave a comment and then we can do paypal or you can send a check.
THE CHAIR BOOK SOLD OUT – there were only 5 copies.
John Alexander, Make a Chair from a Tree. Taunton Press edition, 1978. NEW, shrink-wrapped. ALL SOLD
It’s because of this book that I’m writing this blog at all. It changed my life. BUT – when I look at the prices being asked for it – as much as I love this book, it’s insane. On Bookfinder I see prices ranging from new at $383 to used copies at $113. Similar prices on Amazon. That’s stupid.
I have 5 copies, brand-new, shrinkwrapped. $75.
If you buy one & sell it for oodles of money, your karma will get you. If I find out you did so, I’ll write nasty things about you here.
Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee, Make a Joint Stool from a Tree, Lost Art Press.
2 copies, new, shrink-wrapped. The book Alexander & I did together, about splitting a log apart and making mortise-and-tenon joined furniture. It includes a lot about how we researched this subject…
Benno Forman, American Seating Furniture, 1630-1730
Alexander & I used this title for ages & ages, studying the workings of craftsmen of 17th-century New England. This book is about the seating furniture at Winterthur. Lots of details on tools, techniques, etc. Some input from Alexander in the book. The edit was done after Forman’s death by his former students, Robert Trent and Robert Blair St. George.
I see new copies listed for $60+ let’s make it $45. There’s 2 copies, new, shrink-wrapped.
BOTH SOLD, 8:30pm eastern time
Robert Blair St. George, The Wrought Covenant. SOLD
What the hell does that mean? you ask…
An over-wrought title to a great book about 17th-century furniture from Plymouth Colony, 1620-1700. An exhibition catalog featuring oak (& pine) chests, chairs & cupboards. Cradles, boxes and more. All B&W, it’s 1979 I think. BRAND-NEW copies, never used. I remember when JA bought up the remaining lot at the museum that held the exhibition originally.
I see used ones for $50, new copies for something absurd.
2 copies here, $75. BOTH SOLD,
Sotheby’s catalog of Clive Sherwood sale, 2002 SOLD
A great little publication jam-packed with English joined furniture. Over 400 lots, all in color. 270+ pages. Mostly furniture, some associated decorative arts = warming pans in brass, candlesticks, etc.
1 copy. $35
Norman Isham & Albert Brown, Early Connecticut Houses. SOLD
a really nice book on the subject of 17th-century Connecticut houses. This is not an antique copy, it’s a Dover reprint. Was used, is in good shape, but the cover is light-faded. I only see one copy right now. there might be another later…
$10. How can you beat that?
Don & Anne Wing, Early Planemakers of London. – SOLD
I love this book. Great research, well photographed and designed. The book is a real treat for tool-nuts. Early tool nuts.
Barely opened, Alexander signed his name inside it. Includes the fold-out chart about planemakers.
Eighteenth-Century Woodworking Tools: Papers Presented at a Tool Symposium May 19-22, 1994 – SOLD
This one’s a great little book. An exhibition organized by Jay Gaynor, there are articles by Philip Walker, Paul Kebabian, Jane & Mark Rees, Charles Hummel, Roy Underhill and more.
Used, but not much. One copy. $65.
James Gaynor and Nancy Hagedorn, TOOLS: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America – SOLD
The exhibition catalog that accompanies the title above.