Pratum Book Company Is Back After Three Years -- Catalog Ninety
Those of you who spent any time at Fields Book Store between our 75th Anniversary remodelling in 2007 and our closing in 2013 will be familiar with Pratum Book Company. At that time we entered into a consignment partnership with Todd Pratum, an esoteric book dealer since 1981, and featured a great many of his books on our shelves. The books ranged from rare antiquarian tomes bound in vellum to unusual scarce works of scholarship or esoteric experience to well-selected and attractively priced paperbacks.
Todd Pratum is well-known for his incredibly well-researched catalogs of book offerings which he has been issuing over the decades. He has just issued Catalog Ninety. As Fields Book Store has partnered with Todd for a number of these catalogs in the past, we would like to promote his new catalog even though he is working independently on this one. It features an excellent selection of well-chosen books, and a wealth of knowledge about both the books and the subject matter.
Regardless of whether you are looking for inexpensive items such as David Fideler's four issues of the "Alexandria" journal, or something as massive as the 754 folio volumes of the National Union Catalog (at a half-million pages, perhaps the largest book in the world) documenting the contents of the Library of Congress and much else, you will find much of value here.
You can find the Pratum Book Company web site here (where you can sign up for his mailing list), and Catalog Ninety itself here. Be sure not to miss the description and photos of "The World's Largest Book" on the last pages of the catalog.
Please note, all inquiries about books and sales in Catalog Ninety should go to Pratum Book Company (firstname.lastname@example.org) and not Fields Book Store.
International Postage Rates Rise Again
Please note that shipping via International Flat Rate Priority Envelopes has increased in price. Shipment to Canada is now $22.00, and shipping to other countries is now $26.00. Shipping via International Flat Rate Boxes have also increased. Medium boxes to Canada are $45.00, and to other countries $66.00 without optional insurance. Large boxes to Canada are $60.00, and to other countries $86.00 without optional insurance.
Newsletters and rare book catalogs coming soon
We've got some electronic catalogs of rare books coming soon, as well as finally getting the newsletter rolling.
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Fields Book Store is Now Web- and Phone-Orders Only.
Our Last Day At 1419 Polk was February 28, 2013.
On February 28, 2013, we wound down the physical manifestation of Fields Book Store at 1419 Polk Street after 82 years. The spirit of the store continues in our virtual home at www.FieldsBooks.com, which has helped keep the physical store going these past five years.
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