The Acorn Bookshop opened in 1992, and is a busting- at-the-seams general used-books and antiquarian book-store. We specialize in History, Mathematics, Mysteries, Science Fiction and Horror, Railroadiana, Chess, Ohioana. The staff is George, Christine, Norman, Jack, Yvonne, and Lani -- readers and booklovers all -- and former customers before coming behind the counter. We're in the charming Grandview neighborhood of Columbus, with many shops and restaurants close-by. We'll be glad to make recommendations. Note: Space does not permit all of our books to be located at our shop. If you want to pick up a title from our on-line inventory, please call a day ahead and we'd happy to have it ready for you.
Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. [Fi-1]. An annual government publication of statistics and analysis of numerous species of fish, their habitats, and characteristics. Includes essays of various aspects of fish and the fishing industry, and five fold out maps and tables. 1071 pages. Dampstaining to the lower quarter of the last fifty pages of the book and the fold-outs. Three inch closed tear to spine. Old library stamp to titlepage. Binding is tight.
Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. [Disp]. Two volumes bound in attractive three-quarter dark leather with raised bands along spine over blue cloth, hinges cracked, some rubbing at edges. Light foxing to endpapers, else very good. These two volumes are filled with full page illustrations and facsimile notes of the author. Sir Bernand was a humorist and playright, and editor of Punch Magazine from 1880 to 1906. He was knighted in 1902.
Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. [Antq-4]. The first US edition of an important and scarce book on early Canadian history. Two volumes bound as one in embossed green cloth. Owner's name to front free end paper. Some light foxing concentrated on the title page. Binding is edge-bumped with 1/8 inch loss to top and bottom of spine, spine faded.
Publisher: E. And C. Dilly for J. Robson and J. Walter, London
Date published: 1770
Description: Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. [Antq-3]. Two volumes. 289 + 289 pp. Rebound in quarter calf over original marbled boards. Light scattered foxing throughout, else very good. An interesting description of pre-revolutionary France. Andrews was essentially a moralist, interested in history for the lessons it had for his own society. [Neil York, "John Andrews, " Oxford Dictionary of National Biography] Read More
Edition: First American Edition
Publisher: Brentano's, New York
Date published: 1917
Description: Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. [D-Mys]. First US edition of this English translation of a French mystery, the second title from the Fantomas detective novels, originally published as a pulp weekly. There were 43 titles in the entire series. Hardcover, bound in red cloth with minor soiling. Scarce. Read More
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York
Date published: 1962
Description: Near Fine in Fair jacket. 1st Printing. Octavo 5.5" x 8" [Of-F]. The scarce first printing of the first book by the celebrated author of the horse racing mystery. A clean copy in a dustjacket with two inch-long closed tears, with small loss at top corner of spine, and with 1/8" by 2" loss to cover. Read More
Publisher: Tyler and Seagrave, Worcester, MA
Date published: 1877
Description: Good. Octavo 6" x 9.5. [Gen]. Includes notices of early settlers and prominent citizens, and descriptions of old landmarks and ancient dwellings, accompanied by a map and numerous illustrations. 392 pp. Hardcover, bound in original brown cloth, bumped at corners with small loss to top and bottom of spine. Interior includes one fold-out map and woodcut illustrations throughout. Front matter is somewhat loose. Read More
Publisher: R. And J. Dodsley, London
Date published: 1759
Description: Good. Octavo 4" x 6.5" [MA-1]. The fourth edition. (2)iv + 363 pp. Hardcover, rebound in recent burlap boards. Original owner's name clipped from top corner of title page and marginal staining to front matter. Read More
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York
Date published: 1835
Description: Fair. Octavo 4.5" x 7.5" [Rel-1]. Two Volumes. (xiv + 9-336pp; vi + 9-362(1)pp. ) A collection of letters chronicling a meeting of Presbyterian and Congregation bodies from the United States and England. Hardcovers, bound in original blue cloth, faded and worn at spine edges, corners bumped. Endpapers foxed, with scattered marginal foxing elsewhere. Read More
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis
Date published: 1913
Description: William Cotton. Good. Quarto-6.5" x 8.5" [Antq-20]. Hardcover, bound in original red cloth with gilt. Spine and edges darkened. An attractive and unusual edition, printed in sepia on a heavy card stock. Frontispiece is a four color portrait pasted down. Read More
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT
Date published: 1875
Description: Good. Quarto, 6.5" x 8.5" [Case]. The first issue with all the copy points called for in the Bibliography of American Literature, specifically "From hospital days" followed by eleven lines on p. 299, and the footnote of p. 119 repeated on p. 120. 320pp. Hardcover, bound in original brown quarter leather with "Sketches/By/Mark Twain/Illustrated" stamped in gilt on the spine, all edges gilt. Frontispiece engraving by F. W. Williams. Edge-worn. Prior owner's name on endpapers. With marginal ... Read More