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Welcome to Restaurant of the Mind Books.
Since 2008 Restaurant of the Mind Books has specialized in used, rare and collectible first editions of modern literature, biography, art, and photography books and deals in all subjects in-between.
We have a large inventory of signed first editions as well.
Based in Sag Harbor, New York we ship books both in the United States and internationally.
A very fine copy of this retrospective that covers Chagall's time in Jerusalem and his work on the windows of the synagogue at the Hebrew Medical Center in Jerusalem. 90 plates, 50 in color with one original lithograph of "The Tribe of Levi".
A fine copy of this early commentary of the Vietnam War and its effects on American democracy first published in 1967.
First edition in very fine condition of this early Coelho novel. Author of the modern classic novel "The Alchemist".
First edition copy of the second book in Sandford's acclaimed Lucas Davenport thriller series. Follow up to "Rules of Prey". Very fine in un-clipped jacket.
A wonderful copy of this landmark photographic history of the New York Mets. Iconic photographs by George Kalinsky. Published in 1995 by Wiley. Folio in very fine condition in un-clipped jacket.
A near fine copy of this comprehensive history of Early Mughal Painting issued by Harvard University Press in 1987.
2nd Edition Limited Edition of 1,500 copies. Very fine copy of this retrospective of the work of Charleston artist John Carroll Doyle. 93 color plates and 60 photographs.
A beautifully illustrated copy of Wagner's classic opera with full-color illustrations by Ul de Rico. 1980 Thames & Hudson first edition.
Very fine first edition copy of this classic history of the siege of Stalingrad by Alexander Werth. Published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1947.
First edition of this early wildlife memoir by conservationist and activist Dame Daphne Sheldrick.
Easton Press leather-bound edition with gilt gold inlay and gold-stained pages. Classic account of the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville in 1863.
A very fine copy of the 50th Anniversary critical edition of the 1949 National Book Award winner.
Signed first edition of David Mitchell's landmark historical novel. Very fine condition. Author of Cloud Atlas.
First edition in very good condition of Pat Conroy's first major novel that put him on the literary map. Not price-clipped.
A beautiful set of the two-volume Slipcase edition published by The National Gallery of Art in 2002. Collected and organized by Georgia O'Keeffe.
A very fine signed copy of Donna Tartt's first novel. First Edition/4th Printing with clear acetate dust jacket. A scarce signed copy of this modern classic. Author of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Goldfinch".
A very good copy of this scarce Civil War history of the Union Copperheads and their attempts to end the war early and make peace with the Confederacy.
Very fine copy of the 2009 Mendelsohn translation of the poems of C.P. Cavafy published by Knopf.
A very fine first edition of this Maysles retrospective signed and inscribed by Albert Maysles.