The owl is the logo of the German publishing house Ullstein. http://www.ullsteinbuchverlage.de/ If you look closely, you can see their name and logo running vertically on the right side. Seems to be an exhibition booth of theirs.
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> Mankind flung its advance agents ever outward, ever outward. Eventually it flung them out into space, into the colorless, tasteless, weightless sea of outwardness without end. > It flung them like stones. My favorite as well.
This is a fairly rare book printed and bound by the Central Intelligence Agency’s *Printing Services Division* in June 1967. It’s a guide to doing research in federal state and local records – and thus quite outside the CIA’s purview. 🙂 It’s described in
I took this picture in a library, the set was published in 1920. I have no idea how good of a read it is, but I’m guessing it’s probably very dry.
Aesthetics is a huge reason to buy old books. To me, the old leather and filigree is a work of art. Part of the attraction is also the fact that something pretty delicate has manage to exist for a hundred plus years. Most humans
It is Russell’s in Victoria, BC. They are super organised but these piles were at the back where they buy books from customers. I went in on a Sunday morning and it appears these books were ones they had acquired on the Saturday.
The new copper on the outside was beautiful the other day coming across from Gatineau.
Although it does look cool, there’s no way in hell that I’d climb that thing. I recently build some stairs for my parents porch, and I don’t believe this bookshelf would ever pass code.
Eh, depends what you’re looking for. Quality is certainly there but Limited Edition pricing and disarability, imo, tends to be because usually * They hire more known artists who sign and number each book * Tend to have more pictures commissioned for the book
Wow! A most impressive collection, to say the least 🙂 Any background on the four vases? The far left looks to be a 5-4th century black figure pelike, on the far right a late geometric neck amphora (I’m guessing Athenian?), but the two smaller
[Fore-edge painting](http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fore_Edge_Painting) is a lost art that I really, really miss. My university has a really nice collection of books showcasing this art, and they are just a treat to look at.
Bleaching is the first thing I thought of too. I work in comics and we have books that have been left in direct sunlight. It is absolutely amazing how quickly and thoroughly the sun can fuck up covers. Also I can’t imagine a museum
per /u/tmarthal ‘s request: Some of the [ILLUSTRATIONS](http://imgur.com/a/mtUhD#weLWGg7) from the text. Each volume has about 15-20 illustrations. Many are photogravures of Walden and the surrounding area as it existed in 1908. Others are portraits of Thoreau and other writers, landscapes, etc. (apologies in advance
On the subject of stories behind stories, I found a fascinating book on Shakespeare in the shop recently. Flipped through it and found a library stamp inside the back cover. Looked more closely and discovered that it was a still a library book. There
This is essentially [erasure poetry](http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/02/from-snow-city), an example of which I’m linking to. It’s a definite genre of poetry; it’s the art of cutting out, erasing, or marking out lines in a previously written work until a new poem is created. A beautiful art form.
[“huge bookshelf(11meters high)with 20,000 books in it”](http://www.shibazaidan.or.jp/00info/english.html) Holy cow!
I think it would be possible to remove it but it might damage the cover. Plus it’s there so the side part of the cover doesn’t come off. I thought about removing the tape and wrap the book in transparency film (if that’s the
[dragon balls](http://i.imgur.com/tAZXuRB.jpg) little chime sounds when you roll them in your hand
If you’re unsure you can always buy any limited edition off ebay to get the feel of Folio limited editions. They’re unlike any book experience you’ll likely ever have, just unadulterated luxury; the anticipation you get just from opening the solander box, the sensual
One of my favorite Joseph Campbell stories is how he found Joyce by walking into this store buying Ulysses and being utterly baffled by it (I know that feeling). He runs back to the store asking how on earth does one read such a
**Source:** [Blue Sky Architecture](http://blueskyarchitecture.com/projects/book-lovers-house/) > Inspired by the sweep of the shoreline and orientation to the sun, the house and garden form an oval in plan. The sunny courtyard is shaped and contained by the main house to the north and gate house/utility buildings
I can’t imagine many people have the time to visit a library with all the beaches and nightlife in Rio.
Something about the way you can see through to the other rooms/ placement of the chairs reminds me of the fiction room at Powell’s in Portland, OR.
Good question. I’m generally super careful about eating and drinking things – you don’t wanna get sick in there. In Kenya they offered me a drink called changaa – no, thanks. Look it up to find out how crazy it is. In Mauritania, other