ISAAC D'ISRAELI ON BOOKS: PRE-VICTORIAN ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF LITERATURE
Spevack, Marvin (Editor).
First edition. Benjamin D'Israeli was of the opinion that he was born in a library. The library was reputed to have held about 25,000 volumes and belonged to his father, Isaac D'Israeli, a prolific and popular author of fiction, poems and historical subjects. Over his lifetime, D'Israeli had much to say about books, and the essays in this volume demonstrate his "honest desire of giving useful pleasure," as well as his conviction that books form the character of civilization. This is a fascinating read on a topic which is absorbing and thought-provoking for any bibliophile. Includes major sections on 1. Writing and Reading, 2. Printing and Publishing, 3. Books, 4. Authors & Co., 5. Preservation and Destruction, 6. Property and Politics, 7. Libraries. Includes a biography of D'Israeli by the editor at the beginning. Co-published with the British Library. Sales rights North and South America.
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AMENITIES OF BOOK-COLLECTING AND KINDRED AFFECTIONS
by Newton, A. Edward
First edition, without errata slip tipped-in at page 268 (Fleck A. 4.A.1a.2). Second state of jacket with printing on the front cover. Loosely inserted is the rare surpressed plate showing Boswell kissing the posterior of Johnson. Light chipping of jacket and jacket shows foxing. Ink inscription of former owner on front free endpaper.