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Welcome to Restaurant of the Mind Books.

Founded in 2008, Restaurant of the Mind Books specializes 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 out of Sag Harbor, New York we ship books both in the United States and internationally. 

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Featured Books

A near-fine copy of this scarce Marc Chagall title.  Has seven full-color lithographs and a fold-out of the Paris Opera ceiling & final study.  Has original acetate jacket.  A wonderful collection of Chagall's drawings, sketches & paintings for the Paris Opera ceiling.

A very fine copy of this landmark Turner retrospective of his late seascapes.  Published by Yale University Press in 2003.

A very good copy of this landmark 1933 biography of Sun Yat-Sen.  In original dust jacket.

A 1946 young-reader's biography of FDR published shortly after his death.  A scarce title with original dust jacket.

A rare first edition/first printing of this modern fantasy classic.  Like new book with original jacket.  A scarce find.  Meets all first edition points.

A near-fine copy of this scarce 1937 Christmas classic.  One of a limited edition of 500 copies.

A very good copy of this classic of children's literature.  First edition/3rd Printing with original un-clipped dust jacket.  1943 Reynal & Hitchcock first edition.

A scarce copy of this classic comprehensive history of Colonial ironwork by Philip Wallace.  First edition with original dust jacket published in 1930.

A nice collectible first edition of this classic biographical novel which has inspired two film adaptations.

1923 3rd Edition of this benchmark guide to cross-examination by Francis Wellman.  Very good condition with original jacket.

First edition signed by Ricardo Legorreta.  Near fine copy that covers the later years of Legorreta & Legorreta Architects.


First UK edition of Brendan Behan's classic memoir.  Very good condition in near-fine jacket.

First edition/second printing of the first book in the Harry Potter series.  Meets all first edition points.  Very good/like new condition. 

First edition of this comprehensive retrospective of the work of Ralph Fasanella.  Signed and inscribed by the artist on half-title page. 

Two volume box set first edition of this classic of modern Spanish literature.  Very good condition with dust jackets.  Published in 1955 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Very fine copy of the biography of Leonard Lewis, trend-setting hairdresser to the stars.

A signed first edition/second printing of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for history.

Memoir of H.P. Kraus, a giant of modern bookselling/collecting.  Signed by author.  Very good condition.

Classic history of American place names and their origins, published in 1945.  Recently re-issued in paperback by the the New York Review Books Classics.


First edition of this landmark biography by T.E. Lawrence.  Stated first edition 1935 in original dust jacket.  Illustrated throughout.

A wonderful hardcover copy of Ursula Le Guin's science-fiction classic, Volume II of the 2001 SF Masterworks series edition published by Victor Gollanz.  Fine in an un-clipped dust jacket.

A very nice copy of Civil War historian James M. McPherson's first book.  First edition/third printing 1968.  Author of "Battle Cry of Freedom".

A scarce first edition of Julian Barnes' second novel, published under his pseudonym of "Dan Kavanagh".  Signed by author as Dan Kavanagh.


One of a kind item.  William Steig Drawings signed and inscribed to fellow artist Burt Britton. 

The collected letters of an American master, edited by Betsy James Wyeth.

A scarce copy of this 1912 memoir with original dust jacket.  Illustrated throughout. 

Wonderful cultural history of Carnaby Street in London in the sixties by Tom Salter with iconic illustrations by Malcolm English.


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