I love that clasp that holds the door shut. That’s one of the most unique features of this room. Not sure if those were common on doors but they were certainly used on individual bookbindings at the time.
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This is an incredible find, really amazing. The early modern classicist who annotated the book appears to be [Marc-Antoine Muret](http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc-Antoine_Muret). It sounds like he was a rival of Joseph Scaliger and one of the most prominent humanists of his day. **edit** Have you found
Thanks! This is a fraction of the collection. I’ll try to get some more pictures of the rest up before too long. I know there’s an early edition of Dr Johnson’s dictionary and a full Encyclopaedia Britannica.
I bought a couple books recently at our local Goodwill store.Thie first one I grabbed from the bottom shelf was a bio on George Stephanopolous.I picked it up curiously to see if it was a first print/first edition,opened it up and the first liner
Holy FUCK that scared me. I didn’t notice the… thing… in the center until like 5 seconds in. Then it hit me. Nicely done. I don’t know, I’ve always been camping so the woods at night just seem serene and still to me, especially
To be honest, many of my friends and I *do* buy pretty much everything locally, though I’ll happily grant that we live in an area which is conducive to that sort of thing. Perhaps yours isn’t. Suffice it to say, though, that most people
I’m a third year PhD student in English lit, have three years left. My dissertation is going to be about the impact of humanist disciplines of knowledge on Renaissance epic poetry, but I’m also interested in book history, especially late manuscript cultures (ie, manuscripts
Yeah, I agree they probably don’t use the tub. I have found that people who have bathtubs that are separate from their shower almost never use their bathtub. My mother insisted on putting a big bathtub in when she remodeled her house and she
That’s actually how Germans write the numer 1. Some people’s handwriting makes it look like a superscript symbol. I got into the habit myself after spending a year over there and now it looks correct to me, but since I came back I try
They’re called [fore-edge paintings](http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fore-edge_painting) and are several times as awesome in person. While some are visible as-is, many must be revealed by having their pages fanned one way or another (as shown in the picture). Some books even have a different scene depending on
I have that HHGTTG, but that Foundation Trilogy is looking beautiful. I’m going to have to go find one for myself since I didn’t get any books for the holiday! Edit: just realized I was replying to your comment. The Martian Chronicles is an
Coincidentally, I recently finished indexing the new 3rd edition of the “Webster’s New World” edition of *Robert’s Rules* (for Houghton). The editors do a lot of back-and-forth comparisons between this and various earlier editions, showing evolution in the rules. Except for changes to accommodate
I saw this whole book in person at an antiquarian book sale. It is amazing and quite large. If only I had had $5000 to spend on a book. of course, now any copy I see is even more than that since this was
Artwork by [Rune Guneriussen.](http://www.runeguneriussen.no/wallno02/02_02.html)
Can confirm that Langenscheidt still makes tiny and almost useless German dictionaries.
I have a copy of The Three Musketeers with illustrations by Maurice Leloir that’s broken up into volumes (I have the second volume, not sure where the first one is). It’s a Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. copyright from 1894.
[Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/voIqYnS) [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/WBSeDBE) [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/Nles95z) [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/Db2dkIq) here are a few more pics.I wasn’t sure if anyone on this sub would be interested. I don’t have any valuable books but I am always curious about other peoples shelves. Folks seem to have a lot of mass market
This title page is a mix of the (http://www.csdl.tamu.edu:8080/dqiDisplayInterface/doSearchImages.jsp?id=1204&page=1&orderBy=1) and the (http://www.csdl.tamu.edu:8080/dqiDisplayInterface/doSearchImages.jsp?id=1286&page=1&orderBy=1) but with a few key differences i.e. spacing, New York Publisher and the lack of date. The cover on the other hand I can find no record of. It’s all really strange.
Sure, bear with me here, we may take the long way. first thing is to learn about Tolkien’s actual career as a philologist and linguist and the work he did on Beowulf. He was also acutely aware of the Norse Edda and pulls a
Exactly my thoughts when I opened the book to catalogue it. It’s a rare beauty. It might look fragile, but for a book of 500 years old it is in excellent condition. I just had to share this beauty with my fellow booklovers on
I worked for the owners of Dusty (Varsity Donuts in Manhattan). They are great people. I must admit that I like the cat in Manhattan Dusty better than the one in Lawrence.
Great books! Infinite Jest +1 Also wind up bird chronicle was VERY interesting, I couldn’t put it down
I was so excited when I found this book the other week! I hardly even looked at it, just grabbed it and saw it was in perfect condition and ran with it. And I only paid $13 for it, which is still an awesome
I found these a few years ago at a junk shop and had to have them. The dust covers and box are a bit rough but the books themselves are in great shape. I think I paid twenty bucks.