Tavistock Books specializes in first editions, fine rare books & other related bibliographic material, with a special focus on Charles Dickens. New books arrive daily, please check with us should you not find the title you seek. Book searches are available for first editions in the subject areas you see represented here.

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. The firm emphasizes fine condition throughout its stock. The firm is always interested in purchasing books such as what will be found on this web site; whether it be individual volumes or an entire library. If you have such books to sell, please contact the firm's owner, Vic Zoschak, regarding same.  Finally, please note, we do NOT offer a gratis appraisal service.

As a result of the Covid pandemic, Tavistock Books has transitioned to, primarily, an on-line only business model and the shop is now closed to the general public.  We welcome visits, on a 'by appointment' basis, by other members of the trade & established customers.  That said, please note, this website is open 24/7, and items so ordered will generally ship within 3 business days, if not sooner. 

Tavistock Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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Slipping Out of Summer

Slipping Out of Summer

Song - slips…?  Broadside ballads…?   I wasn’t sure what to call this genre of street literature, and all my references on this subject, such as Shepard’s HISTORY Of STREET LITERATURE [1973], are still in boxes.  In either case, given their ephemeral nature, in my experience, they are somewhat uncommon.  As I was unpacking a box the other day, I came across 19, a number of which were printed in San Francisco, ca the 1870s.

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