Pacific Rim Used Books

PO Box 565

Anacortes, Washington 98221 USA

Telephone: 360-293-7824

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Pacific Rim Used Books started selling books on the internet in 1995 as a part of "The Business" , a bricks-and-mortar store .
The Business, founded in 1978 by Glen Des Jardins and now owned by Nick Rennis, continues to serve Anacortes
and online customers via its selection of fiercely independent new music.
Thanks to all our customers who have made 25 plus years of online book selling worth while.

Glen Des Jardins

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Last modified September 19, 2023


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New Arrivals and Featured Items

13532 Anacortes Feed, Seed & Floral, Garden Guide and A Guide to Better Gardens
Two issues, circa 1940s - 1950s, Slight shelf wear and faint creasing. Two gardening catalogs from Anacortes Feed Seed & Floral.
318 Commercial Ave. for one and 4th and Commercial for the other. Seeds, plants and gardening supplies in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Gardening, Ephemera, Washington State. $20

16858 Stemler, Dorothy C., Roses of Yesterday and Today, 4 catalogs from Tillotson's Roses.
1969, 1971, 1972 & 1973, with 76-78 pages. Good condition. Old and modern roses with descriptions and b&w photos. $25

Politics - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Tagita, P. M., Professor, Secret Christians in 20th Century Japan,
A 3 fold 10.75 x 7 inch brochure. Tagita, a professor at Catholic University in Nagoya, Japan
(now Nanzan University )was delivering a lecture at a 1957 East meets West Festival of the Arts at the University of Oregon.
The brochure covers topics of the lecture and more. Kakure Kirishitan $25

16350 Neal, E., California By-Products Co. , Letter from 1930. Stain on the letter,
the envelope is torn. California By-Products Co., Manufacturers Importers and Exporters of Sausage Casings replys
to a customer ordering "Handbook On Archery." (Cable Address "CALGUT"). Ephemera, California, and Philately, $25

16864 Zi-Chang, Tang, Fundamentals Of Chinese Culture 3 Volumes:

Poems of Tang
Principles of Conflict
(Has blotter tissue for the chop)
Wisdon of Dao
(Has blotter tissue for the chop)

Hardbacks bound in silk with leather spines, clear plastic wrappers, all in slip cases. Author chop on all title pages.
T. C. Press 1969, Good condition. Lightly worn slip cases. Plastic dust wrappers - wrappers have some wrinkles.
Tang poetry, wisdom of Dao, Taoism, Principles of conflict a rewrite of Sun Zi's "Art of War".
Includes the original 10 x 7 inch prospectus. $800

16887 Keller, Helen, Autographed letter from 1943. Fair to good.
Edges of one side torn when opening the envelope.(enclosed)
Keller writes commenting on the war and pressures on democracy. She also asked for a contribution
to The American Foundation for the Blind. $400

Vintage RV

Restaurant Menus 1940-1960




The Alaska Highway in 1962

Pulling An Airstream Trailer With A 1956 Chevrolet

16427 Raney, Vic, The Alaska Highway, Trailer Travel Magazine from 1962.
Good condition. A stapled 5 page article from Trailer Travel Magazine about the Alaska Highway in 1962.
A 1956 Chevrolet Station Wagon is towing an Airstream Trailer of a similar vintage.
There are 7 b&w Photos. Recreation Vehicle, Alaska Highway, Alaska, Airstream, Automotive, Chevrolet $20