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February 16, 2019
10:00 AM
This Sale Is Over

The Foundry Books
105 Commerce St
Mineral Point, WI 53565
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PREVIEW: Friday Feb. 15, 2019, 4 – 7 pm


What was started in the 1970’s as Paper Mountain, evolved into what is today Foundry Books Inc.- which has been part of Mineral Point for over 30 yrs.

Jim & Gayle were part of U.W. Platteville community & faculty for many years. Due to ill health, it has become necessary to sell the building & the inventory of the bookstore.

In addition, a very lg. personal collection of books, art, pottery, paintings & furniture will be sold. A wonderful opportunity to acquire the finest of collectibles!!

It will be impossible to adequately list all that will be sold. We encourage you to study photos carefully & we will be adding more as discoveries are made.

Books will be sold inside & furniture etc. outside. Please check back as we get closer to the auction date!


The entire inventory of Foundry Books Store will be sold– Again please study photos. Thousands of books: topics so numerous it is impossible to list entirely.

Included will be early Wisconsin material of all types: Histories of cities, counties and the state. Biographies, books by famous authors incl many August Derleth, Geology, County atlases and Plat books. 100s of maps. Civil War,Institutions & Organizations, Agricultural, Mining, Ethnic History, Native Americana, Frank Lloyd Wright, General Architecture, Railroad etc etc.

Thousands of children’s books. Every subject imaginable. Included in the auction will be their personal collection of more than 400 pop up books and over 600 ABC books. Also, more than 150 early Laura Rountree Smith books and related ephemera incl autographs- never before available.

Other book store subjects include Gardening, Birds, Nature, Art Cookbooks, Books about Books, and many many others. The Poetry Section will include many Haiku subjects. Jim and Gayle were first to publish a periodical devoted to English Language Haiku poetry.

Very Special Items Never Having Been For Sale:

  • Large Inventory of Wisconsin Territorial and Early Statehood Books, Manuscripts and related Material.
  • Bound Volumes:
  • House of Representatives 1830s-beyond
  • Journal of the Council of Legislative Assembly 1830s- beyond
  • Constitutional Convention Items 1846
  • General Laws of Wisconsin 1840s- beyond
  • General Statutes of Wisconsin 1840s- beyond
  • State Historical Society Magazine 1850s- beyond
  • State Agricultural Society Magazine 1850s-beyond
  • Many More Titles !! Study Photos !

Dated 1896 – 73 Volumes – The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610-1791 by Reuben Gold Thwaites This set is Number 668 of a total printing of 750 Numbered Sets.

Personal Art Collection Includes:

  • Painting by Max Fernekes and Other Artists.
  • Beautiful Art Pottery pieces by Bruce Howdle, Edward R Friday, Frank Polizzi, Harriet Story and Others.
  • Harry Nohr Large Turned Wooden Bowl
  • Several Folk Art Carvings by Vincent Kostuch

Much Much More!
More will be added as we move along
with the preparation of auction.
Thanks for looking !

TERMS: Cash, Check. Credit Card w/3% convenience fee. Positive I.D.
required. If applicable, Wis. sales tax 5.5% will be charged. All items must be settled for and removed day of sale or make arrangements. Not responsible for accidents or items after sold. Any announcements sale day take precedence over all printed material.

Larry L. Teasdale, Shullsburg, WI; 608-965-3558 IL. #441.000224, WI #172
Randal J. Gill, Shullsburg, WI; 608-965-3632, Ill. #441.000226 WI, #171
Jeff Russell, Shullsburg, WI 53586
Stacey Allendorf, Shullsburg, WI 53586

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