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.
Orange pictorial cloth decorated in purple and blue. Cream lettering on front cover, gilt on spine, 530 pp + (4)pp ads. Color frontis by Geo. Harper. Slight wear to spine ends and corner tips, light soiling to rear cover, still a very good copy ... more
Original maroon sheep and dark brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind, folio (18 x 15 inches), 102 pp. Profusely illustrated with 15 double-page colored maps, 2 single-page colored maps; 10 full-page, 50 half-page, and 55 smaller lithographed views. 5 lithographed portraits of some of Sonoma County's original settlers: Mariano... more
Original decorated mustard brown cloth; large octavo (7 x 9.75 inches); 320 pp. Color lithograph frontispiece, profusely illustrated with many full-page and textual reproductions from black and white photos throughout. All edges gilt. ... more
(150) pp., several pages of advertisements included in pagination, endpaper ads, 8vo, limp mustard brown cloth covers with title stamped in black. ... more