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. Octavo 5" x 7.5" [CC-e]. 332 pp. Hardcover, bound in red cloth with gilt title and bevelled edge. The edges are worn. The head and tail of the spine are stained and frayed. Light foxing on the preliminaries.
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. 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]
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: 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
Publisher: J. W. Bradley, Philadelphia
Date published: 1857
Description: Good. Octavo 5.5" x 8.5" [NA-1]. 512pp. With hand-colored frontispiece of Sioux Chief Wahktageli (Big Soldier) and numerous woodcut engravings throughout. Hardcover, rebound in library cloth. Some soiling to title page and scattered, mostly marginal stains to text. 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
Publisher: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston
Date published: 1854
Description: Fair. Octavo 5" x 8" [Gen]. 419 pp. Hardcover, bound in red embossed cloth. Binding is slightly cocked, soiled and rubbed along the edges with loss to top of spine. Moderate foxing to endpapers, not affecting the text. Read More
Publisher: Taylor & Dodd, New York
Date published: 1840
Description: Fair. Octavo 4.5" x 8" [H-US-3]. Volume one of two only. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth. Worn with corners bumped and the cloth is split along the spine (hinges okay) and lacking the lower third. Scattered foxing throughout. Read More