Category Archives: Rare Books

Halliburton Cementing Tables Red Book [Photos]

Here is a valuable book about oil field engineering.  Its title is “Halliburton Cementing Tables,” and it’s also known as the RedBook.  Full of engineering tables and data!  Below are sample pages so that you can get an example of its contents to see if it’s what you’ve been looking for.  This exact copy has […]

Narcotics Anonymous Collectible Book: Really Living by Daniel Carlsen

If I understand the history of Narcotics Anonymous correctly, Daniel Carlsen founded a different organization with the same name.  This book, “Really Living” by Narcotics Education Inc is likely related to that organization.  The book is divided into two sections: Dr. Andrew C. Ivy Series Daniel Carlsen Series The book tells stories about the dangers […]

Rifles of Colonial America, Vol. 2 by George Shumway [Sample Pages]

This is Volume II of the Longrifle Series. It is part of a 2 volume set which has photographs of nearly all of the rifles that survived the pre-Revolutionary period of American history. A very interesting book for gun stock makers, historians, and collectors. Sometimes buying the two books separately will save you money, but […]

Indian Days of the Long Ago by Edward S. Curtis [Photos]

The book pictured here has already sold, but it is likely available, perhaps in even better condition, through the above link. The full bibliographical information about this book is as follows: Indian Life and Indian Lore: Indian Days of the Long Ago by Edward S. Curtis Author of “The North American Indian” Illustrated with photographs […]

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants by Lady Wentworth

Here are photos and information about this rare book.  The book shown below has already sold, but you may find the same book (perhaps in even better condition) via the above link.  Also, at the bottom of this post, I’ve linked to where you can buy other editions.  This is a highly sought after book. […]

The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture: The A. I. Root Bee Library (1929)

Here’s a collectible book for the bee keeper or bee enthusiast! Below are photos of the 1929 edition, although this book has been reprinted, and you can compare all editions here. This book is written in encyclopedia form, with topics organized alphabetically. It aimed to cover everything related to the honeybee, including: hives, honey, implements, […]

Deegie and the Fairy Princess by Ruth W. Rempel

Value / Availability This book is very rare.  When available, you can find it for sale between $20-$100+.  However, since it’s a children’s book, sometimes the copies you do find are well read and sometimes even have scribbles. If you grew up in the 1950s, you might remember this book!  

Gruppe on Color: Using Expressive Color to Paint Nature

Here are some photos to give you a glimpse into the contents of this highly sought after book about painting landscapes, nature, and marine scenes. This book would be a great gift idea for oil painters!  It’s colorful and filled with tips.  While it is out-of-print and collectible, usually you can find it for sale […]

The Mystic Bible by Dr. Randolph Stone

Below are some photos of 1968 Second Edition of “The Mystic Bible” by Dr. Randolph Stone.  Note that it may not be the same edition as the one you can purchase above.  This book is so rare that availability changes frequently. This edition was published by Radha Soami Satsang, Beas in Punjab India.

Fifty Classic Climbs of North America by Steve Roper and Allen Steck

This is a very highly sought after mountain climbing book!  This book features mountain climbs in Alaska, the Yukon, Western Canada, Pacific Northwest, Wyoming, Colorado, the Southwest, and California. Below are photographs of the collectible 1979 first edition Hardcover.   There is also a 1996 reprint.  Click here to see all editions. Photograph of the […]