Ex Libris

Filename: ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: 0374527229
Release Date: 2000-11-25
Number of pages: 162
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Ex Libris in PDF and EPUB A collection of essays discusses the central and joyful importance of books and reading in the author's life.


Ex Libris

Filename: ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: 9781429929424
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Number of pages: 162
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Ex Libris in PDF and EPUB Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twice. This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story. Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. As someone who played at blocks with her father's 22-volume set of Trollope ("My Ancestral Castles") and who only really considered herself married when she and her husband had merged collections ("Marrying Libraries"), she is exquisitely well equipped to expand upon the art of inscriptions, the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof-reading, the allure of long words, and the satisfactions of reading out loud. There is even a foray into pure literary gluttony--Charles Lamb liked buttered muffin crumbs between the leaves, and Fadiman knows of more than one reader who literally consumes page corners. Perfectly balanced between humor and erudition, Ex Libris establishes Fadiman as one of our finest contemporary essayists.


Journal of the Ex Libris Society

Filename: journal-of-the-ex-libris-society.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015076071672
Release Date: 1905
Number of pages:
Author: William Henry Kearley Wright
Publisher:

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A Guide to the Study of Book plates

Filename: a-guide-to-the-study-of-book-plates.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015033605083
Release Date: 1900
Number of pages: 228
Author: John Byrne Leicester Warren (Baron de Tabley)
Publisher:

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Book plates Ex Libris

Filename: book-plates-ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120013995
Release Date: 1893
Number of pages: 51
Author: Arthur Vicars
Publisher:

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Ex libris

Filename: ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120003590
Release Date: 1907
Number of pages: 6
Author: Herbert Gregson
Publisher:

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Ex Libris

Filename: ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015036735523
Release Date: 1963
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Author:
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Download and read online Ex Libris in PDF and EPUB Includes lists of members.



Ex Libris

Filename: ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: 9781448189601
Release Date: 2013-06-30
Number of pages: 400
Author: Ross King
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Ex Libris in PDF and EPUB Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbold's hunt for one of these stolen volumes - a lost Hermetic text - soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue; his fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.


Ex Libris

Filename: ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: 0714126748
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 111
Author: Martin Hopkinson
Publisher:

Download and read online Ex Libris in PDF and EPUB A bookplate, or Ex Libris, is a small print for pasting inside the cover of a book to express ownership. The first books were highly valuable and prestigious objects to own, hence the first bookplates usually incorporated the decorative coats of arms of the fabulously wealthy. By the late nineteenth century, bookplates had developed into a highly imaginative form of the engravers and printmakers art in miniature. This delightful book showcases bookplates drawn from the rich collections of the British Museum, including works created by some of the most talented artists of their day, such as Albrecht Dürer, Edward Burne-Jones, Aubrey Beardsley and Eric Gill. Equally it shows how the content of bookplates has evolved over the years to feature a vast range of allegory and symbolism often incorporating a pun on the owners name uniquely relevant to that individual. For example, the bookplate for a professor of Sanskrit features Hindu imagery, while a Venetian publisher is associated with a lion, the symbol of his city. Endlessly diverse, surprising and touching, this is a book that will be treasured by art-lovers and book-lovers alike.


Ex Libris

Filename: ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: 1103029312
Release Date: 2009-01
Number of pages: 236
Author: Charles Dexter Allen
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

Download and read online Ex Libris in PDF and EPUB This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.


NORWEGIAN EX LIBRIS

Filename: norwegian-ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: 1371710082
Release Date: 2016-08-27
Number of pages: 64
Author: Gerhard 1898 Gade
Publisher: Wentworth Press

Download and read online NORWEGIAN EX LIBRIS in PDF and EPUB This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.



Ex libris

Filename: ex-libris.pdf
ISBN: UCAL:B4224147
Release Date: 1936
Number of pages: 53
Author: Christopher Morley
Publisher:

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