Catalogues

Pamphlets of a Miscellaneous Nature

Pamphlets of a Miscellaneous Nature

A pamphlet is defined by the New Oxford American Dictionary as "a small booklet or leaflet containing information or arguments about a single subject.”  In the history of printing, pamphlets occupy a distinguished niche.  Likewise, in a bookseller’s inventory, they also occupy a distinguished niche.  As I was thinking about this genre, I did a search of my inventory using the keyword “pamphlet”, with over 200 items popping out.  Herewith we offer 20, of a miscellaneous nature, covering a myriad of subjects, over a range of eras.

The 17th Century

The 17th Century

A couple weeks back we issued a list featuring works from the 18th C.  Feedback was positive for that effort, with one individual commenting, “You should do a similar list for the 17th C, it too was pretty interesting!”  Indeed it was, especially so in Britain, with the beheading of Charles I in 1649.
 
Wondering at our holdings from this century, we find 91 items currently on our shelves.  Herewith are 15.
May Miscellany

May Miscellany

May has arrived…  a month, here in California at least, where the flowers have blossomed in all their vibrant glory, short sleeve shirts appear from their winter moth-balled storage, and convertibles, well, convert allowing the automobile’s occupant to travel bathed in the warmth of the [soon-to-be] summer sunshine.  Here at Tavistock Books, the front door, which has for months been closed to deny entry to the winter cold, is again open, inviting in the fresh air of the summer that beckons.  And as to books, well, we have some fresh ones of those as well, of which, in this rendition of our biweekly FS lists, we offer 20.

Enjoy.

Spring Misclleany

Spring Misclleany

Spring Has Sprung!  The season of Spring heralds a time of rebirth, new beginnings and new possibilities.  And, of course, baseball.  Now I know many of you would expect, with that segue, that such was prefatory to my announcement of a baseball FS list.  Nope, sorry, just my predilection for thinking of baseball this time of year.  What I am announcing, with this introduction, is a FS list of new acquisitions, 20 items recently acquired & herewith offered for your perusal & consideration.