This book is printed on hemp paper and the pages in my copy are still white and supple. Not brittle at all the way wood pulp of a similar age would be. Great illustrations too. Nice to see other copies out there.
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I keep thinking this is supposed to sound like the sign Dante reads as he enters the gate leading to Hell in Dante’s Inferno, despite being very unlike it Anyways, very cool poster. My favorite bit of that though is “Refuge of all the
I’m torn between speechless admiration and whimpering in pain at the thought of cutting up a book like that. Especially since cutting it out of a crappy book wouldn’t be doing the art justice.
It’s not and she didn’t. Well, to clarify she wrote about 0.1% in the Elephant House. She wrote most of it in a big one that closed and the Elephant House just puts it about that it was there. I’m not sure how they
it has apparently always been a library, open to the public since 1st Jan 1900, in memory of John Rylands.
> Made from thirty thousand (30,000) disused books recycled from the library’s own collection. It’s better than the books just being wasted or thrown away. The books aren’t readable anyways, so no issue with them being taken out or put back in. > Construction
Wow, has it been a hundred years already? His snark still seems so fresh and contemporary to me.
Next time I go home I might be able to bring a few more. The books I do have are (from left to right in the picture): *Slaughterhouse V* by Kurt Vonnegut (I admit I have yet to read this one, bought it upon
[Ickle me, pickle me, tickle me too](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNiaYHZme_U) [Singing with johnny cash](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e5ZVIpB4sw)
your pic is actually of the [facsimile](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Codex_Gigas_facsimile.jpg) (the modern photo-reproduction). the [REAL](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Gigas#/media/File:Devil_codex_Gigas.jpg) Codex Gias is in a condition more in keeping with its age. they would not have ‘restored’ (made to appear new) something like this anyway. at most they would have conserved it
So, it’s true. I have my first employee. His name is Tex. You may have heard of him, because he’s both a great bookman and one of the topics of my life. We’ve worked together in Paris bookshops for going on six years now.
I kind of thought these were miniature copies of books, as sold by “the world’s smallest bookstore”. The truth is much cooler.
I’ve been there before and it’s just stunning if (like I assume most folks on this sub are) you are a lover of books. [Here is another shot](http://ilovelibraries.lechleidermitche.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/Lucasfilm%20Research%20Library_2012_0.jpg) as well [as an article about it I found.](http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/lucasfilm-research-library) Pretty amazing place.
Not in great condition but I fell in love with that cover years ago and have been searching for it for so long. And only $3.00.
It’s much more efficient and enjoyable than lecture-based learning. The first week is a bit hectic because you’ll have to balance being drunk all of the time with your 2,000 word essays, but you’ll get the hang of it. I should note that budget
I’d like to think it as the same idea as having a ‘Big Brother’ poster on a copy of 1984. The book was against the ideals presented by ‘Big Brother’, but it also represented that even writing a book about such a topic was
This is very likely. I am a piano technician myself, and I confirm that unless the piano is a top brand, repair costs can easily exceed the eventual worth of the repaired piano. So piano’s do often get trashed, which is a good thing,
Somebody has already asked me about the Frank O’Hara. I should be clearer, I suppose. These are the books I acquired recently for myself. The Hilton Als and other McSweeney’s titles were gifts, and made me very happy. I did buy two copies of
Is this Shakespeare and Co.? It kind of looks like the antiquarian side of their shop.
Hey thanks,I’m very interested and will definitely be listening to your podcast later. I have a small collection on my bookshelf of Robert Graves ‘Lawrence And The Arabs’ and Liddell Heart’s ‘Colonel Lawrence’ first editions, with a ‘The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom’ UK trade
It’s the complete works of Geoffrey Chaucer. [This page](http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/landprint/kelmscott/) from the British Library gives some history and context. Very few were printed and I know of no place you can read the whole thing online, unfortunately. You can purchase a facsimile edition from Amazon
Thank you! Right before I found this auction lot (the likes of which is unlikely to surface again), I was searching the usual places with bookfinder.com.. I’ve looked again recently in order to replace the few that have condition items (e.g. Curse of the
Ar yes, I was told about this as a child. *Treat your books well or the evil book faeries will steal them. They skewer them, and string them up from high, to ward off any learned folk that may, in folly, venture into their
Different subreddit. Not quite as bad as reposting in the same sub. Nevertheless, I gave my upvote to your post rather than this one.