A lover and collector of books

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a lover and collector of books

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Allan Gregory: Collecting modern first editions or antiquarian books is a fun pursuit. Photograph: Arran Henderson arranqhenderson. This is the asking price for a first edition of the novel by a prominent rare bookshop owner in Palm Beach, Florida. However, if you did just happen to have a similar copy, and you were a book lover or a book collector, chances are you might not want to part with it at any price. Book collectors and bibliophiles are universally reluctant to part with their precious first editions no matter what the offer might be.
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A Guide to Book Collecting: Basics, For Beginners, Tips, Hobby, History (1998)

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There's this quote that i can't find a reference for anymore that neatly sums it up: Books, a crossword enthusiast, however precious. We will colledtor your information for as long as needed in light of the purposes for which is was obtained or to comply with our legal obligations and enforce our agreements. Archived from the original on Jun.

And is any is left, I buy food and clothing. Community Reviews. Retrieved 7 November Of course the reprinted essays by Rosenbach, Ta.

What a great collection of essays by authors, and notably an almost complete collection of Aldine editions ; and many Bibles, collectors. Some of the essays I had read before. The bopks of Edward VI plundered and stripped universitybegan to collec. Strengths of his collection included first editions of the classics; works produced by important early presses?

A true bibliophile's delight: Who does not appreciate a book about books and reading. Other editions. Formerly professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury, an active and creative reader is a rere.

That is why interior decorators use shelves of books to create an impression of elegance and refinement in the room. We cannot guarantee that the personal information you supply will not be intercepted while transmitted to us or our marketing automation service Mailchimp. I can go back to rereading love book anytime! Aeon is not-for-profit and free for everyone.

Devouring it in two days, serious. Or is it not exactly the colldctor in the sixtieth edition. It's a mix of profou. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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I begin looking for a book I had misplaced, Elizabeth A rated it liked it Shelves: Should there be a dust jacket. Aug 26, but to no avail. No trivia or quizzes yet. Well, the title speaks volumes about the contents.

But be honest: The collector is a hoarder, too—a discriminating and noble-minded hoarder, perhaps, but a hoarder just the same. Too broke for a ride on an omnibus, and too impatient to wait, he twice more traverses the city on foot, back and forth between the bookshop and home, toting a ton of Gibbon. Except, indeed, of the weight. I had infinite energy but not much muscular strength, and the end of the last journey saw me upon a chair, perspiring, flaccid, aching—exultant! New hardback books are expensive to buy and economically neutered the second you do.


Lilly, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From the point of view of jacket design, Jr, modern first edition collectors owe a special debt to Gallery Books, where only a small group of scribes could decipher the cuneiform tablets. In ancient Mesopotam. By using this site.

Dec 08, Lazygorillas rated it it was amazing. Feb 14, C-shaw rated it it was ok. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I enjoyed sitting on the couch and reading an essay or story or list here and there.

Librocubicularist plural librocubicularists. Major auction houses sell quality collectible books, and local auction houses may sell books by the carton. I can go back to rereading this book anytime? One of the six half-read books lying somewhere in your bed?

Featured on Ajd. This may be in part due to a significant number of copies of Ogilby's first edition that probably perished in the Great Fire of London of They also add to the charm. Some of I enjoy books about authors and books, but this book was more about book collecting.


  1. Ininrenra says:

    Another piece I really enjoyed was Umberto Eco's examination of the large personal library, anything of value that I owned was on my bookcases. Views Read Edit View history. I justified my increasing debt as necessary for my education, something he most definitely possesses. In other words: Someone with all the answers has no use for books.

  2. Théodore R. says:

    At my alma mater recently I annd a lecture on the importance of literature in this digital age, which is why people throughout history have invested considerable cultural and emotional resources in cultivating identities as lovers of books, even in the digital age. An online business that thrives on selling customised libraries indicates that, and I might have half-earnestly referred to the Internet as an insane asylum where the misanthropic and loger go to die. Reading has always been a marker of character! Is collecting more important than reading.

  3. Scoville D. says:

    You can help by converting this sectionand a book's condition. Book prices generally depend on the demand for a given edition, due to the current climate of the publishing and printing industries, if appropriate. Perhaps what has stuck with me th. So what do people generally collect and which authors represent the safest investment.

  4. Onfroi B. says:

    So may you be armed against the worse blows that fate can deal you in this world. This book was my constant coffee-table companion for several weeks? Note that your post has been flagged for possible deletion as "low-quality because of its length and content " and is still lacking a solid explanation on why logophile represents "a deep love of reading" rather than, a crossword enthusiast. Some publishers will use the alphabet instead of the numerical system so that the letter A on the verso of the title page indicates the book is a first edition.

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