I focus on intrinsically interesting, important, or unusual books in all fields. Specialties include popular
culture; esoterica; modern & contemporary literature; John Steinbeck; The Beat & NY schools; poetry &
small press; the avant-garde; little magazines & lit. journals (especially those associated with the Mimeo
Revolution); manuscripts & archives; literary ephemera; Americana; as well as vernacular, folk, and
outsider books of all kinds. A sense of the eclecticism I strive for can be seen in some of material I've
recently handled. From an illuminated 15th-century manuscript Book of Hours to a collection of
photographs and collages by Beat great William S. Burroughs, from a Yosemite tourist album containing
some of the earliest images of a Sierra Club expedition to an important archive of letters from writer
Henry Miller to his agent, I seek material that will fascinate and endure.
I am always looking to purchase fine books in any of my areas of interest, from single titles to
collections. Please inquire. Search and want services are available, as are appraisals and collection
development. For three years I maintained an open shop in Monterey, CA (formerly the Cannery Row
Old Book Co.). I now work in the Washington DC area and maintain office space in downtown Silver
Spring MD. I am open by chance or appointment. I also exhibit regularly at book fairs around the
country. Please check my website for upcoming events. To date, I've issued five catalogues of rare
books. Copies may be downloaded on my website (briancassidy.net). Print copies may also be
requested. Please email to be added to our mailing list. Proud member: Antiquarian Booksellers'
Association of America (ABAA), International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), International
Online Booksellers Association (IOBA).
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Terms of Sale:
MD residents please add 6% sales tax. Payment by check (wait to clear) or money order. Please make these
out to "Brian Cassidy." We also accept credit cards, Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org), or ABE checkout.
Returns accepted for any reason up to thirty (30) days from date of order. However, unless not as
described, postage to be paid by buyer. Libraries, institutions, and dealers known to me may be invoiced.
Reciprocal trade courtesies extended.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. All books are shipped with delivery confirmation and are properly packaged to ensure their safe arrival in condition sent. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
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