Saturday, October 29, 2011

Featured: Four Covers By George Giusti

The Eclogues And Georgics Of Virgil
cover by Giusti




Interaction Ritual
cover by Giusti




The Judge And His Hangman
cover by Giusti




Mansfield Park
cover design by Giusti, illustration by Leonard Weisgard



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Featured: Mat Brinkman's Cave Evil

Just in time for Halloween...


Cave Evil: Necro-Demonic Dungeon-Brawl Boardgame
Mat Brinkman
edition of 500

340+ cards of unique art (no duplicates). Over 120 unique creatures, more than 50 items and spells and tons of dungeon events!

48 dungeon tiles for Endless Corridor Combinations

Fold out map of the corroded, festering space of the unexplored Necropolis

2 Combat Dice, 1 Spawn Die

1 Endgame Blood-eye marker

24 Necromancer Squad Control Marker sets (for 4 players, controlling up to 17 or more sinister minions)

5 Endgame Event Horizons

Rules and Dungeon Warfare scenario book with tons of illustrations

Made in the USA



Cave Evil - Game Art from m3 on Vimeo.






Available from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Arrivals!

A very busy book-buying season this fall and not enough time to post!
A fairly large collection of new Poetry; a couple dozen NYRB titles; new Children's (and out of print rarities!); Fiction restocks; New Art and Photography, as well as a selection of titles from Buenaventura Press and D&Q. More arrivals expected in the next week!




"Letters to Madeleine collects for the first time in English the remarkable letters and poems sent by French poet Guillaume Apollinaire to his fiancée Madeleine Pagès during World War I. Stationed in the trenches of Champagne, this man of letters who had been at the forefront of the surrealist movement was transformed overnight into an artilleryman.

The fascinating correspondence bears witness to the typical yet deeply idiosyncratic experience of Apollinaire at an especially crucial moment of his existence as man and artist. Apollinaire shares with Madeleine his thoughts on art and literature from Racine to Tolstoy, and at the same time he uniquely documents the daily life of a soldier at the front during the Great War. As well, the letters reveal intimate and little-known aspects of Apollinaire’s personality—from his childhood and tastes to his grandest aesthetic ideas.

Writing about the letters in his biography of Apollinaire, Francis Steegmuller noted, “Nowhere, is there a more ‘living picture’ of a poet in a war . . . or, outside of Stendhal, a more vivid picture of war itself.” Letters to Madeleine is a moving portrait of a poet facing one of humanity’s starkest realities, and it will be of interest to not only fans of Apollinaire but those interested in personal accounts of World War I as well."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Featured: Three Classic Modern Library Editions


William Faulkner, Go Down Moses
(cover artist unknown)
SOLD!




The Odyssey
(cover artist unknown)





John Steinbeck, The Grapes Of Wrath
cover by Thomas Hart Benton




These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Featured: Danny Dunn








These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Featured: The Albatross Continental Library


Albatross published the first modern mass market paperback, in Hamburg, in 1932. Their publishing model and their design were a direct influence on Penguin Books (as well as The Olympia Press.) The rise of Nazism and the beginning of the war eventually brought an end to Albatross.



E.M. Forster, A Passage To India
Albatross
Paperback with dust jacket




This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday