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The Private Library
The History of the Architecture and Furnishings of the Domestic Bookroom
by Reid Byers

In this book, Mr. Byers examines with a sardonic eye the historical influences that have shaped the architecture of the private library, and the furnishings, amenities, and delightful anachronisms that make the mortal room into what Borges so famously called Paradise.

 Expected to ship early-April 2022.