Pacifica, CA, U.S.A.
The Book Carrel was in business from 2003 to 2017. I operated it as a specialty shop carrying all manner of art books, and scholarly and antiquarian books, as well as antique Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Now, as a private party, I am offering select books and other paper collectibles from my personal library.
A catalogue raisonnÚ is a comprehensive, annotated listing of all the known artworks by an artist either in a particular medium or all media. The works are described in such a way that they may be reliably identified by third parties. My catalogues raisonnÚs are, in the main, about artists from East Asia, Europe, and North America.
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My selection includes limited edition books with original art, copies of books bound in a superior material and perhaps tooled more elaborately than a common binding, letterpress editions from independent presses, and the like.
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Items may be reserved, although I do not hold items without your firm commitment to purchase. I stand behind the condition of every book and print as described by me on the Abebooks web sites. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived,, or If you've changed your mind about an item that you've ordered, please contact me and I'll respond within 2 business days. Please e-mail me or telephone me if you have any other questions...[More Information]
I wrap and package very carefully and I ship promptly, usually within 1 business day of a paid order. USPS Media Mail includes a tracking number, as does Priority Mail. International rates to be determined at time of sale depending on weight and destination; I will contact you regarding shipping costs. I regret the recent increase in rates by USPS for international parcels. Generally speaking, my default shipping fees are set somewhat conservatively. I never seek to make a profit from shipping fees. Delivery is guaranteed for all books and prints, and expensive items are insured as a matter of course, usually without extra charge. Payment, via AbeBooks, by credit card or PayPal. Sales tax will be charged for shipment to addresses within California.