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The Most Celebrated British Libraries

William Clarke (about whom little, as they say, is known – at any rate to the web) followed the early nineteenth-century trend for snappy Latin titles with an explanatory English subtitle for those who had not had Latin beaten into … Continue reading

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The Enemies of Books

These include: Fire, Water, Gas and Heat, Dust and Neglect, Ignorance and Bigotry, the Bookworm, Other Vermin, Bookbinders, Collectors, Servants and Children – at least according to William Blades, printer, bibliographer and author of the two-volume Life and Typography of … Continue reading

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Bibliomania

… as well as being the title of a book by Thomas Frognall Dibdin, is the term of art used for the particular phenomenon of the late eighteenth to the early nineteenth century in which very rich men spent unfeasibly … Continue reading

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A Literary Spat

Don’t we all love them? Professor X’s wide-ranging yet in-depth study of the survival of Inca mythical tropes in modern Peruvian knitting patterns, the results of a lifetime’s study which included learning to herd and shear llamas, spin and dye … Continue reading

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