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Library: An Unquiet History
Library
An Unquiet History
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0393020290
Provides an intriguing historical study of libraries and books, their preservation, and destruction, from the U.S. to Europe and Asia, from medieval monasteries and Vatican collections to the ever-changing information highway of today. 10,000 first printing.
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Ex Libris
Confessions of a Common Reader
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374148600
A superbly written collection of essays discusses with humor, grace, and moving eloquence the central and joyful importance of books and reading in the author's life. 20,000 first printing. Tour.
The Matthew J. And Arlyn Bruccoli Collection Of F. Scott Fitzgerald At The University Of South Carolina: An Illustrated Catalogue
The Matthew J. And Arlyn Bruccoli Collection Of F. Scott Fitzgerald At The University Of South Carolina
An Illustrated Catalogue
Hardcover      ISBN: 1570035563
Sometimes he used letterhead inscribed "Hack Writer and Plagiarist." He possessed a silver flask engraved with "For-get-me-not Zelda" from 1918. He kept books about writing by Conrad in his library. These and hundreds of other hints about the life and work of Fitzgerald are in this catalog of the collection, including entries on manuscripts, correspondence, documents, inscriptions, screenplays, photographs, keepsakes of his Princeton days, first book appearances, exhibition catalogs, memorabilia, and blurbs. This catalog also describes books, manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and artwork by Zelda Fitzgerald and material about Sheilah Graham, including that related to Fitzgerald. Bucker (English, U. of South Carolina Sumter) introduces the material with a sound and charming essay on the very good reasons for collecting such materials, and how this collection came to be. Annotation
That Naughty Rabbit: Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit
That Naughty Rabbit
Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit
Hardcover      ISBN: 0723234426
Traces the development of Beatrix Potter's first and most popular book looks at changes made in the text and illustrations, and describes Peter Rabbit merchandise
At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
At Random
The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394478770
Interviews, letters, diaries, and papers contribute to an autobiographical account of the late Bennett Cerf's childhood and young manhood and of his long career as one of America's foremost publishers
A Reader's Delight
A Reader's Delight
Paperback      ISBN: 0874514320
One of America's finest essayists writes about 40 literary masterpieces that have been wrongfully forgotten or were ignored in the first place.
How to Read and Why
How to Read and Why
Paperback      ISBN: 0684859076
At a time when faster and easier electronic media threaten to eclipse reading and literature, the author explores reasons for reading and demonstrates the aesthetic pleasure reading can bring.
A Short Guide to Writing About History
A Short Guide to Writing About History
Paperback      ISBN: 0321023870
A Guide to the Books of William Blake for Innocent & Experienced Readers: With Notes on Interpretive Criticism 1910-1984
A Guide to the Books of William Blake for Innocent & Experienced Readers
With Notes on Interpretive Criticism 1910-1984
Paperback      ISBN: 0861404084
The writings of William Blake were not really understood by his contemporaries or the Victorians, and it was only in 1910, with the publication of Joseph Wicksteed'sBlake's Vision of the Book of Job, that the long process of comprehending Blake's works seriously began. Part I of this work consists of twelve chapters that are primarily intended to instruct the reader who has little or no acquaintance with Blake's more difficult works.
Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture
Patience & Fortitude
A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0060196955
Explores the history and continuing relevance of books, introducing readers to librarians, readers, writers, scholars, bookbinders, and booksellers around the world.