I’d be curious to know when book binders started being able to make the edges of all pages even. Most of my older leatherbounds have edges like you see above as opposed to down where it’s completely flat.
Top 1000 Books Pictures
How weird. I read it as Australian as well. I think it has to do with the brain sweeping over Austrian, and adding the “Na” from national in reverse order and “L” from library. Or somesuch.
No worries. And FYI, the edition of a particular book is only part of the equation when it comes to valuing modern firsts. The impression (i.e., the printing) matters a great deal, as does condition. For example, [here](http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=10520261304&searchurl=an%3DTolkein%26amp%3Bkn%3DSecond%2Bedition%26amp%3Bsortby%3D1%26amp%3Btn%3DFellowship%2Bof%2Bthe%2BRing) is a set of UK first
The sign is very accurate. One of those cats jumped on my head when I was paying for a book. https://www.flickr.com/photos/abebooks_inc/12333310195/in/set-72157640561716295
It won’t work. Clothes keep warm air trapped near your body, but the whole system is fueled by your body heat. This might keep your book warmer for a little while after you leave the house, but not for an extended period of time.
Well the initial concept was that it could be a “secondary warehouse” – if the store doesn’t have a copy on hand, they can print one in a matter of minutes. But this only works if publishers agree to upload content to the network,
Now *they* are some gorgeous-looking books! I’ve been really tempted to have a go at book binding myself, but so far I’ve only done some really amateurish custom covers for paperback books, and largely for my own amusement
If you backed the project and suggested a title in the comments that went on to become a bestseller and we discovered that you were the first ever to suggest it then… yes. We’d get you a free tin. But as you’ll see from
This is by John Kendrick Bangs, isn’t it? I found one of his books at a library sale, read it, loved it. That book was called A House-boat on the Styx. After I read that I went searching for more of his books. I
Definitely, sometimes if I feel like reading LOTR I read my older versions as they’re much easier, this is just something I like to have. I has lots of cool maps and I do read it from time to time.
Awesome place. I’ve been there – it just smells like old paper and you have the feeling you can stay there for hours browsing the books, old magazines and even some vinyls.
That’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me! But, no. I am, however, working on a Great War Podcast of my own, so my room is filled with little mounds of WW1 sources like this one
They are indeed all new; Thomas Gray had arrived before the others as Folio ship limited editions separately and I opened it before the others arrived. Only two were from third-party sources one of which is still sealed, and the other was new until
There are so many to choose from! Everything from Alice in Wonderland to Birds of a Feather. I originally saw these [here](http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/susan-hoerth-raidersofthelostart-altered-books-sculptures). Here is the artist’s [etsy page](http://www.etsy.com/shop/Raidersofthelostart), with even more work.
“Love or Nothing: The Life and Times of Ellen Terry” by Tom Prideaux Though I don’t get the significance. Maybe it actually tastes good.
The amazing library distracted me from the awfulness of the movie.
Picture this: Right after WWI, a minister’s daughter from Baltimore settles in Paris after serving with the Red Cross. She dreams of opening her own bookshop, and starts by conducting research in the Bibliothèque Nationale. She reads about, and decides to meet, Adrienne Monnier,
This is a book sculpture in the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury during the Shift Time Festival- taken on [July 5th, 2009](http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbrjones/3703978856/in/photostream/).
You’re welcome. :] If you don’t mind driving a little ways to Monroe, there’s a nice little used bookstore named Tattered Pages: http://www.tatteredpagesbookshop.com/ The guy is incredibly helpful and the store is very neat. The funny thing with the Relay Bookhouse is that I
I can’t even imagine how that position is physically possible for an adult…or maybe just an adult man…or maybe just an overweight adult man….or maybe just an overweight adult man with hip problems…yeah, it’s just me.
I couldn’t agree with you more! How I wish I could buy more of my books in smaller sizes. So many English language publishers seem to think that big is better. (Maybe they think that if it takes up more shelf space in the
University of Coimbra was established in 1290, it is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Coimbra) This is the outside of the Library :
Full album here: http://imgur.com/a/BSAWl Posted a while ago with my mountaineering collection, but here’s my full collection. And like the couple of others who posted here this week, I think I’m running out of space and need a new bookshelf (or a bigger place)
There are two “first editions”. A red cover and a green cover. One U.S. One UK. There are subsequent second and third printings of the first editions as well. http://biblio.co.uk/nineteen-eighty-four-by-orwell-george/work/3692 A good accompaniment to this is the 1984 facsimile edition. It’s a glorious tome