Welcome to the website of Chanticleer Books.
We've had an open bookshop in the town of Sonoma for a total of 17 years, including 9 years at our East Napa St. location. However, as of April 13, 2013 we will close our doors. Subsequently, our business will be conducted online at www.chanticleerbooks.com; www.abaa.org/; and abebooks. We will also be available by appointment, and at the approximately 8 antiquarian bookfairs at which we exhitbit annually. Our areas of interest remain the same, including California History, Western Americana, Jack London, Food & Wine, general antiquarian books, et al, and we look forward to continuing our bookselling career in this new fashion. Chanticleer Books is owned and operated by Steve Blackmer, a full-time bookseller since 1985 and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) since 1998.
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If you are new to the world of old books, an excellent general introduction is offered by the Rare Book and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association.
Original blue cloth with title and decoration in gilt, small octavo (5.5 x 7.5 inches), 487 pp.,  pages publisher advertisements at rear; 20 b/w photo plates. ... more
Folio, rebound to style in vintage leather-grained black cloth and brown morocco. Decorative gilt title from original front cover retained and inset on front board; 17 x 17 inches, (5)-80, 64 pp. Illustrated with colored maps printed on heavy stock and many halftone reproductions from photographs.. ... more
Green pictorial cloth stamped in gray, gilt, and black; 7.5 x 5.75 inches, 20 leaves of plates (attached in accordion fold format) containing 48 views; 30 pp. text, publisher advertisement mounted to inside of rear board. With original envelope printed with title, publisher, and description . ... more
39 volumes, octavos, uniformly bound in original tan calf with black morocco lettering pieces, all edges marbled, various paginations, some volumes with maps, text illustrations, last volume with engraved frontispiece portrait of H. H. Bancroft. ... more