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A Father's Day Gift Guide

By Kristin Masters. May 24, 2012. 1:16 AM.

Topics: American History, Rare Books, Rare Book Gift Ideas

What do you give the father who has everything? Many of us are pondering that question; in many countries, Father’s Day is June 17. While ties and power tools may be practical, they probably don’t speak to Dad’s real interests, hobbies, and passions.This year, consider introducing him to the world of rare books or expanding his personal library with a thoughtful addition.

Father's Day Books

Choosing the Perfect Rare Book

When most people think of rare books, they imagine age-old tomes preserved under glass in a special collections library. Certainly this is true sometimes, but the reality is that rare books are beautiful, fascinating objects that we can enjoy daily.  Before choosing a rare book as a Father’s Day gift, consider your father’s interests:

  • Outdoor hobbies and sports, such as fishing and golf

  • Pop culture favorites—think James Bond or classic rock ‘n roll bands

You can also look to Dad’s bookshelf for ideas. First editions or fine press editions of favorite books are always excellent choices.

  • The Limited Deluxe Edition of Harold Pinter’s The Disappeared and Other Poems is a lovely work for someone interested in Pinter, poetry, or the book as art form.
  • Armchair adventurers often appreciate tales of polar expeditions like a signed first edition of Sir Edmund Hillary’s No Latitude for Error.

If you’d like help selecting a rare book for Father’s Day, please contact us! We’re happy to help you find the ideal item for the dad on your list.

Kristin Masters
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