Books and Bookmen

Books and Bookmen

by Andrew Lang

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The Countryman. "You know how much, for some time past, the editions of the Elzevirs have been in demand. The fancy for them has even penetrated into the country. I am acquainted with a man there who denies himself necessaries, for the sake of collecting into a library (where other books are scarce enough) as many little Elzevirs as he can lay his hands upon. He is dying of hunger, and his consolation is tobe able tosay, 'I have all thepoets whom theElzevirs printed. I have ten examples of each of them, all with red letters, and all of the right date.' This, no doubt, is a craze, for, good as the books are, if he kept them to read them,one example of each would be enough."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609776374
Publisher: Start Classics
Publication date: 04/11/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 99
File size: 318 KB

About the Author

Andrew Lang was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.

Table of Contents

To the Viscountess Wolseley — Preface — Elzevirs — Ballade of the Real and Ideal — Curiosities of Parish Registers — The Rowfant Books — To F. L. — Some Japanese Bogie-books — Ghosts in the Library — Literary Forgeries — Bibliomania in France — Old French Title-pages — A Bookman's Purgatory — Ballade of the Unattainable — Lady Book-lovers.

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