Rare and Collectible Items
These special items are especially rare or valuable, and are still available at great prices!

Browse our Collection or Rare Books and Ephemera

Greater St. Louis Book Fair sells many rare and collectible books, movies, music, comics and ephemera. Our inventory includes first editions, limited editions, out-of-print editions, signed copies and other treasures. These items are located in the Collector's Corner section at the fair, and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers begin posting rare and collectible inventory in the summer.

All rare and collectible items are sold on a first come, first serve basis at the purchase counter. Patrons must remain at the purchase counter while their items are being pulled from the display cases. Request lists will not be fulfilled unless the interested patron is present. Please note that Greater St. Louis Book Fair reserves the right to add or remove items for sale as necessary. Check back frequently for new updates.

3 signed letters from Jimmy Durante on his stationery
By
Jimmy Durante
$20 each
Ephemera - Activities & Games - Adult

3 separate letters on Jimmy Durante's stationery, each hand signed by Jimmy Durante. Two of the letters were mailed in 1962, and one was handwritten and mailed in 1965, all from Los Angeles.

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4 lithographs from the Bettmann Archive
By
Bettmann Archive
$25 for four lithographs
Ephemera - Art

Titles of the Lithographs:

-Health Jolting Chair (19th Century device)

-Method of Surgical Stitches on the Head (1594 wood engraving)

-Trepanation of the Head (1634 copper engraving)

-Redressing a Dislocated Shoulder (18th Century method)

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40'x33' Great Circle Sailing Chart of the North Pacific Ocean
By
None
$20
Ephemera - Activities & Games - Adult

No. 1282, 37th edition, November 1935, Small corrections 1942, Beautiful map, slight yellowing of paper

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Awakenings
By
Gregory Levine and Yukio Lippit
$25
Rare Books - Art

Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan

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Familie
By
Museum Amsterdam
$20
Rare Books - Art

Book about Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's tapestries in the Stedelijk Museum collection

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I Survived Collector's Toolbox
By
None
$20
Ephemera - Activities & Games (Children)

Boxed set of 10 thrilling stories from history, told through the eyes of boys who lived to tell the tale. For ages 7+.

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Ivanhoe
By
Sir Walter Scott
$15
Rare Books - Fiction

Collector's Editon

Bounded in Genuine Leather

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John Steinbeck
By
John Steinback
$55
Rare Books - Fiction

Five Books of John Steinbeck

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Johnson Stroman Tribe
By
Todd Johnson
25
Ephemera - Book

Signed comic book, second contributor: Larry Stroman Story/Art

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Kurt Schwitters in Nederland
By
Piet Zwart and Kurt Schwitters
$25
Rare Books - Biography & Autobiography

In German and English

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Logic
By
Bernard Bosanquet
$50
Rare Books - Mathematics

2 Volume Set

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Markings
By
Dag Hammarskjold
$20
Rare Books - Biography & Autobiography
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