Heidelberg: Wunderhorn-Verlag, (1949). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 280 pages. Fourth edition. On the art of reading; divided into sections according to genre, with examples. Some wear and discoloration of jacket. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about DIE KUNST DES LESENS
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Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2002). 8vo. cloth. vi, 305 pages. With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel. First edition. Divided into major sections: Social Contexts for Writing (4 chapters); Traces of Reading: Margins, Libraries, Prefaces, and Bindings (4 chapters); and Print, Publishing, and Public Opinion (5 chapters). Illustrated. READ MORE about BOOKS AND READERS IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND, MATERIAL STUDIES
(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
London: William Andrews & Co., 1898. 8vo. original cloth, top edge gilt. (viii), 280, (8) pages. First edition. Twenty one essays on various aspects of literature. Includes a number of essays on poets including Anne Bradstreet, the first American poet. READ MORE about LITERARY BYWAYS
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...
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
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
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
New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1995). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x, 231, (3) pages. First Ballantyne edition. A book worth reading. READ MORE about THE GUTENBERG ELEGIES, THE FATE OF READING IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE
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
(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
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
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
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
London: Elliot Stock, 1887. small 8vo. original green cloth stamped in gilt, edges beveled. xii, 208, (4) pages. First edition. The history behind some of the best known works in English literature. Covers rubbed with small tear along front hinge at top. READ MORE about THE STORY OF SOME FAMOUS BOOKS
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."
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
London: Elliot Stock, 1889. 8vo. Ulrich & Kup p.147. "A fine all-round periodical for collectors, bibliophiles and librarians." With information on bookselling, bookbinding, bookcollecting, etc. Have the following odd volumes: 1889. volume 3. New York printing. (iv), 380 pages. Worn at spine ends. Ex library. READ MORE about BOOKWORM, AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY
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,,...
London: A. and R. Spottiswoode, 1824. 8vo. contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt decoration and rules. 296 pages. First edition. Presentation copy. John Bowdler (1746-1823), a writer on religious and church affairs, was the author of Select Pieces in Verse and Prose (1818). Inscribed "From the Author" on the half title. Bookplates are on the front paste down and the front free endpapers, both from the Locker family. There are a few notes in... READ MORE about MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF JOHN BOWDLER, ESQ
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...
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...
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