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Our newest arrivals: 30 rare books on grammar, language, and linguistic arts
August Fresh Sheet

At mark funke, bookseller, we buy and sell rare books and archives, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and assorted paper.

We specialize in: Early Printing, Books for a Better Tomorrow, and Economics.

Our early printed books were published prior to 1800 with a specific emphasis on the 15th–17th century books from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Books for a better tomorrow includes science fiction and the history of computers, artificial intelligence, robots, and space travel. The economics specialty covers economic theory, the history of business, trade, and numismatics.
Across all categories we seek out German language material.

Many of our books are in German or relate to the cross-cultural interests of Germans and Americans. This material covers a broad spectrum including East Germany, the Cold War, protest movements, migration patterns, and the effects of German colonialism.

Our clients include private collectors as well as libraries and research institutions around the world.
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When you buy a rare book or manuscript from us, you not only buy the book, but also the description and research that went into the book. Every book is shipped along with a copy of its description, which is our guarantee to you of what you are buying.
The oldest form of antiquarian bookselling by distance is through catalogue. We take pride in upholding this tradition through regularly issued print and digital catalogues. Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about new releases of rare books and manuscripts.
Detail from Grant's Interest Rate Observer
Catalogue review

Funke sets a monetarily enlightened tone in the opening pages of his catalogue.

Grant's Interest Rate Observer
Vol. 40, No. 1. January 21, 2022

Recent Rare Book Catalogues

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Twentieth Century in Photographs

33 photo albums documenting the history of the 20th Century. Items are grouped by decade and listed chronologically, starting with 1922 and ending in 1989.
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Sixteenth Century

CATALOGUS LIBRORUM SAECULO XVI IMPRESSORUM: a catalogue of rare books printed in the 16th century. Come for the woodcuts; stay to brush up on your Latin.
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39 objects pertaining to the cultural and life experiences of individuals forced out of their home countries between 1923 and 1945 due to Hitler's rise to power.
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Find gifts for your friendly Anarcho-Communist, for your neighbor the Anarcho-Capitalist, and a special something for aspiring cult leaders.
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One thing that differentiates us from other antiquarian booksellers is that we do not sell on third-party marketplaces. Our rare books and manuscripts are only available directly from us.
We are here to help and provide personal service. Please contact Mark by email, or call/text (206) 632-1535 with any inquiries about our items.
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Physical Objects

There is no substitute for holding a book in your hands. Therefore, we travel regularly to antiquarian book fairs and conferences. Please see the Events page for our 2023 Event Schedule for an opportunity to view our rare books in person.
Our offices are located in Mill Valley, California. We are just a few miles north of San Francisco and welcome visitors by appointment to browse our bookshelves full of rare books and antiquarian collectibles.

Our Specialties

Early Printed Books
Rare German Books

Featured Rare Books

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Come Visit

Our Doors are Open for You

Visit us in beautiful Marin County. Drop us a note to let us know when you would like to come by our Mill Valley shop, just north of San Francisco, California. We are open Monday through Friday by appointment and offer free in-store pickup on all orders.
Are you looking for a special rare book or collectible? Would you like more information on any of our antiquarian items? Please send a message and we will do our best to help. We love helping our customers connect with sought-after rare books and build their collections.
We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

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35 Miller Ave. #300
Mill Valley, CA 94941


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