- New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 2003.
- stiff paper wrappers.
- (ii), 24 pages.
- ISBN: 9781584560999
- ISBN: 1584560991
Price: $10.00 save 50% $5.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 14014
First edition, third printing. A humorous and poignant essay on the idiosyncrasies of book arrangements by collectors over the centuries. Professor Belanger treats the reader to some of the idiotic methods of categorizing and shelving books. One gem from an etiquette book of 1863 decreed that a perfect hostess will see to it that the works of male and female authors be properly segregated on her book shelves. Their proximity, unless they happen to be married, should not be tolerated. This book will bring a smile to the face of any bibliophile. Belanger, founder of Rare Book School, is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia.