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 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
 pp., including 2 maps (the first with train schedule dated 1881 from San Francisco to Yosemite on facing page, the second map with lithograph of the Yosemite & Madera stagecoach on facing page), and 50 full-page lithographed views each with facing caption page with vignette lithos; color pictorial wrappers... more
vi, 329 pp., orange cloth with color pictorial inset on front cover. ... more