Rare Books for Sale

We have several rare books from our 2016 that are available for sale. See information below.

Title: PINNELL AND TALIFSON: LAST OF THE GREAT BROWN BEAR MEN
Author: Marvin H. Clark; Publisher: Great Northwest Publishing, 1980
Line new condition; dust jacket condition is fine; no tears or wear, just little smudges on back; book signed by author on the inside page. Sale Price: $150

Title: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
Author: Lewis Carroll; Publisher: Random House, 1946
Fine condition; 1946 special edition. Slipcase houses two volumes and has pictorial label. Slipcase has some wear on edges and a slight stain on back. Name “Jean” written on slipcase. Books are like new; both volumes have tinted dark blue top page edges. Sale Price: $100

Title: CLASSICAL MUSIC-THE GREAT COMPOSERS AND THEIR MASTERWORKS  First Edition
Author: John Stanley; Publisher: Mitchell Beazley, 1994
Like new condition. Both the book and the jacket show no wear; includes original CD of 24 masterworks; CD has not been opened. Sale Price: $25

Title: CONFESSIONS OF A GOLD BUG   First Edition
Author: James U. Blanchard III; Publisher: Adam Smith Publishing, 1990
Like new condition Dust jacket condition like new. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Includes two photo sections. Sale Price: $150

Title: THE WIND OFF THE SMALL ISLES  FIRST EDITION
Author: Mary Stewart; Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, 1968
Fine condition Book is like new; dust jacket is a little discolored on the back. Owner’s name is written on inside first page; original price cut off the inside dust jacket flap. Sale price: $75

Title: DANIEL BARENBOIM: A LIFE IN MUSIC  FIRST EDITION
Author: Daniel Barenboim; Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1991
Like new condition; dust jacket condition like new; black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Includes two photo sections. Sale price: $100

Title: UNCLE SHELBY’S ZOO DON”T BUMP THE GLUMP! AND OTHER FANTASIES  FIRST EDITION
Author: Shel Silverstein; Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 1960
Stated first printing; good condition; dust jacket and book have a bit of water stain on the bottom of book; dust jacket has a tear at the top; pages of book are in very good condition;  Sale Price: $200

Title: A COMPANION TO SCHUBERT’S SCHWANENGESANG  FIRST EDITION
Author: Martin Chusid, Editor; Publisher: Yale University Press, 2000
Like new condition; both the book and the jacket show no wear. Sale Price: $150

Title: JOYS AND SORROWS REFLECTIONS BY PAPLO CASALS   FIRST EDITION
Author: Pablo Casals; Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 1970
Like new condition; dust jacket condition very fine; slight wear at bottom and top of spine cover; Sale Price: $200

Title: THE BEAUX ARTS TRIO: A PORTRAIT   SIGNED FIRST EDITION
Author: Nicholas Delbanco; Publisher: William Morrow and Company, 1985
Like new condition; dust jacket condition fine; shows a little wear at the top with small tear at top/back; signed by author with inscription and also includes insert from the Bennington Writing Workshop, with personal note and drawing done by author. Selling Price: $30

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STEM PROJECT

STEM

In Michigan, it is predicted that by 2018, there will be a need for 274,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) trained job candidates. Currently, there are twice as many males in STEM-trained jobs as females. The AAUW report, “Why So Few Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” has substantiated the need for more STEM trained people, females in particular.

To take a step toward meeting this need for STEM-trained individuals and close the male/female gap, the GP AAUW will underwrite a project to enhance STEM training of female 4th and 5th grade girls. In March, we decided to apply for a grant from our national organization that would provide funding for us to partner with Grosse Pointe Schools and a new business located in Grosse Pointe Park, The Robot Garage. Because of the tight timeline, we decided that we would delay the application until January of 2017 when we will apply for the two year grant in the amount of $10,000, so that we can sponsor STEM activities for 4th and 5th grade girls. In preparation for the grant, we have met with Sarah Jacobs, owner of The Robot Garage, and Keith Howell, director of elementary education in Grosse Pointe Schools. We have formed a partnership through which ten (10) 5th grade girls will participate in a summer week-long workshop at The Robot Garage. We will fund five (5) of the girls and The Robot Garage will fund five (5).

In late August, we will sponsor a parent/teacher workshop to train participants to be coaches for a First Lego League. Funding for both of these activities as well as for the First Lego League team are coming from book sale receipts and from direct donations to the branch STEM program. It was suggested that we contact the engineering programs at local universities to see if there are individuals who might be interested in working the First Lego League team.

This new initiative is very exciting for us. We hope that all members will get involved in one way or another to help this project be a big success!