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(Copenhagen): Carrit Andersens Forlag, 1945. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 30, (5) pages. First edition. Poul Carit Andersen lists well known writers (Shakespeare, Voltaire, etc). Below each author is a short phrase about books, book collecting or reading. In Danish. Indexed. Covers detached from spine and soiled. Spine rubbed. READ MORE about ORD OM BØGER
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 63017
N.P. Centrostampa, n.d. ( 1980). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii),25 + 1 pages. Inscribed to her cousins by the author on the title page. Discusses the "picturesque" in the English landscape as it pertains to the novels of Jane Austen. READ MORE about LA RETORICA DEL " PICTURESQUE" NELL PAESAGGISTICA INGLESE DEL SETTECENTO E NEI ROMANZI...
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 88189
Stuttgart: Fachschule für das Graphischen Gewerbe, n.d. 8vo. paper wrappers. 30, vii+(1) pages. The first book published by the Fachschule für das Graphischen Gewerbe, limited to an edition of 300 copies. Quotations on books, writing, and reading. Wrappers slightly discolored with small tears along top of back cover. READ MORE about VON DER SCHRIFT, VON BUCHERN, UND VOM LESEN
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 50755
New Castle, DE and Durham, NC: Oak Knoll Press and Fine Books & Collections, 2005. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. 380 pages. UNOPENED COPY. First edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author and in slipcase unopened copy. This is the first time that one of Nick Basbanes' titles has appeared in a limited edition. Inspired by a landmark exhibition mounted by the British Library in 1963 (Printing and the Mind of Man)..... READ MORE about EVERY BOOK ITS READER: THE POWER OF THE PRINTED WORD TO STIR THE WORLD
Price: $225.00 Order nr. 89154
London: Association of Assistant Librarians, 1963. 8vo. cloth. 240 pages. Sections on reading, writing, library service, publishing, and bibliography. Indexed. Bumped at spine. READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHY AND THE PROVISION OF BOOKS
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 48949
New York: Faber and Faber, (2006). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xv, (iii), 251+(1) pages. First published in 1994, this edition has a new introduction and afterword by Birkerts. Essays on reading and the effects of the digital age. This is the latest edition. READ MORE about THE GUTENBERG ELEGIES, THE FATE OF READING IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 93070
(Hamden, CT): Linnet Books, 1975. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. x, 130 pages. Instructors of history can use this bibliography to compile reading lists for classes and a source of potential publishing outlets. Divided into chapters on research methods in history, teaching of history, historiography and philosophy of history, and historiographical studies by area, with a checklist of professional periodical literature as appendix. READ MORE about HISTORIOGRAPHY, METHOD, HISTORY TEACHING, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS AND ARTICLES IN ENGLISH, 1965-1973
Price: $5.00 Order nr. 70838
Freeport: Books for Libraries Press, (1970). small 8vo. cloth. xii, 290 pages. Reprint of the 1901 first edition. Ten essays on various subjects, including Walter Bagehot, James Anthony Froude and Robert Browning; also an address on good taste in books. READ MORE about ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 61170
Stockholm: Statens Offentliga Utredningar, 1972. 8vo. stiff paper covers. 707, (3) pages, with 8 additional pages of plates. A Swedish government publication. Results of studies conducted 1969-1972 in five districts in Sweden on reading and book use. Includes demographic and other data on the districts, library statistics, reading data, activities of school children, etc., with analysis, photographic illustrations, samples of questionaires. Part one of this report. READ MORE about LAS- OCH BOKVANOR I FEM SVENSKA SAMHALLEN
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 51508
Frankfurt: Bücherschiff, n.d. 12mo. paper wrappers. 352 pages. Contemporary essays on books--"keys to life, gates to the world." Spine creased. READ MORE about BUCHER, SCHLUSSEL ZUM LEBEN, TORE ZUR WELT, STIMMEN DER GEGENWART
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 49621
London: Elliot Stock, 1893. small 8vo. original brown cloth backed boards. xi, 226 pages. First edition, one of a smaller number of copies bound thus and printed on better paper. Blunders of Authors, Bibliographical Blunders, Lists of Errata, Misprints, Schoolboys' Blunders and Foreigners' English. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Covers rubbed and soiled. READ MORE about LITERARY BLUNDERS A CHAPTER IN THE "HISTORY OF HUMAN ERROR."
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 35424
New York: Harper's Magazine, 1975. 4to. self paper wrappers. Vol.1, No.10 (January 6, 1975) to Vol.2, No.4 (September 29, 1975), missing issues. A total of 12 issues. Interesting reading with many reviews of books. Enclosed in a box with the name of the periodical stamped on the covers. READ MORE about BOOKLETTER
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 670
Paris: Hector Bossange, 1845. 8vo. later cloth. xiv, 875-984, 802, (4), xi-xvi, 985-1221+(1) pages. Sales catalogue. Preface in French, English and Spanish. This a catalogue of all the great works in many languages that Hector Bossange claims to be able to procure in a modern edition in a variety of bindings. In his preface, he says that this catalogue is intended as a tool specifically for foreign book collectors and their agents to ease the..... READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE LIVRES FRANCAIS, ANGLAIS, ALLEMANDS, ESPAGNOLS, ITALIENS, PORTUGAIS, ORIENTAUX ETC,,...
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 77399
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1913. thick 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt. ix, 470 pages. First edition. Divided into twenty-one different types of dedications. Contains a bibliography and index. Covers lightly rubbed. READ MORE about DEDICATIONS, AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE FORMS USED FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS OF BOOK-MAKING TO THE PRESENT...
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 23072
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1913. thick 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt. ix, 470 pages. First edition. Divided into twenty-one different types of dedications. Contains a bibliography and index. Worn at spine ends. Bookplate of Frederic Melcher. Inside hinges cracked. READ MORE about DEDICATIONS, AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE FORMS USED FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS OF BOOK-MAKING TO THE PRESENT...
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 96856
Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Banned Book Week September 23-30, 1989
St. Louis: St. Louis Public Library, 1989. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Banned Book Week September 23-30, 1989. Caution! contains a list of books challenged or banned as reported in the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom from May 1988 through May 1989. The 1989 theme for Banned Books Week - "Many Voices, Many Books" encourages the cross-cultural educational process through books and reading. Back cover lower corner is slightly creased..... READ MORE about CAUTION! SOME PEOPLE CONSIDER THESE BOOKS DANGEROUS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 91703
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, (1962). small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. vi, 137 pages. In this book about school libraries, the emphasis is more on how the books are used than on organization. The authors have examined how many schools have approached the problem of children and books, and give some examples of children's work which has been the result of varied approaches. Illustrated, two appendices. READ MORE about CHILDREN AND BOOKS
Price: $8.00 Order nr. 45156
Frankfurt: Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, 1977/78. small 8vo. paper wrappers. 48 pages. Essays on and photos of a German competition in reading aloud. Wear to front hinge. READ MORE about LESEN MACHT SPASS, 19. VORLESE-WETTBEWERBE DES DEUTSCHEN BUCHHANDELS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 50824
Boston: The Horn Book, (1972). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. x, 340 pages. First U.S. edition, from the second British edition. Study of the history of children's books in England from the beginning of printing up to 1914. Illustrated. READ MORE about FROM PRIMER TO PLEASURE IN READING
Price: $12.40 Order nr. 19344
Boston: The Horn Book, (1972). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. x, 340 pages. First U.S. edition, from the second British edition. Study of the history of children's books in England from the beginning of printing up to 1914. Illustrated. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE about FROM PRIMER TO PLEASURE IN READING
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 98328
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1996). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 492, (2) pages. First edition. The author, film critic for the New York magazine, takes the reader on a literary tour with him as he rediscovers authors such as Homer, Plato, Boccaccio, Hegel, Nietzsche, and others. READ MORE about GREAT BOOKS, MY ADVENTURES WITH HOMER, ROUSSEAU, WOOLF AND OTHER INDESTRUCTIBLE WRITERS OF THE...
Price: $18.00 Order nr. 88345