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Ex libris : essays of a collector

Charles Dexter Allen

Ex libris : essays of a collector

by Charles Dexter Allen

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Published by Lamson, Wolffe, and Company in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bookplates.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEssays of a collector.
    Statementby Charles Dexter Allen.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxv, 157 p., [21] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages157
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21710662M

    This book is an excellent collection of essays on the reading life. The title is a reference to Virginia Woolf (The Common Reader, the First and Second Series), who borrowed it from Samuel Johnson’s Life of Gray, who wrote of “all those rooms, too humble to be called libraries, yet full of books, where the pursuit of reading is carried on by private people/5(K).   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 Reviews:

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Anne Fadiman is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Times Book Prize, and a Salon Book Award. She is also the author of the essay collection At Large and At Small and the editor of Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They essays and articles have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, and Cited by: NASA Images Solar System Collection Ames Research Center.

Brooklyn Museum. Full text of "Ex Libris: Essays of a Collector. Without reading the dust jacket, I added the book to my pile. Any book about books must be a good book. After reading Ex Libris, I'm not so sure. The collection of essays is ten years old, and they already feel dated—particularly an essay about pens and typewriters.

More than anything, though, I take umbrage with the by: Ex Libris Essays of a Collector By Charles Dexter Allen Copperplate for Richard Randall’s ex-Libris Moto engraved in the banner, Esperance en Dieu WITH TWENTY-ONE COPPERPLATE PRINTS.

She has authored two books of essays, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader () and At Large and At Small: Familiar Ex libris : essays of a collector book (), a collection of essays on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, postal history, and ice cream, among other topics; it was the source of an unencrypted quotation in The New York Times Sunday mater: Harvard University.

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National Emergency Library. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Open Library. By the late 17th and early 18th centuries the phenomenon had spread to France and England, and by the late 19th century, with the publication of A Guide to the Study of Book-Plates (Ex-Libris) by Lord de Tabley, the study and collection of bookplates on their own terms began to gain in popularity, with societies being founded and dedicated.

Over the last several years, I must have given close to a dozen copies of Anne Fadiman's previous essay collection, "Ex Libris", to various friends. It's the kind of book you just have to share with others.

It didn't seem possible that another collection could match the perfection of. Anne Fadiman is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Times Book Prize, and a Salon Book Award. She is also the author of the essay collection Ex Libris and the editor of Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They essays and articles have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, and The New York 5/5(2).

Anne Fadiman is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Times Book Prize, and a Salon Book Award. She is also the author of the essay collection Ex Libris and the editor of Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They essays and articles have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, and The New York Reviews: Ex Libris may refer to.

A bookplate, also known as an ex libris or exlibrys; Ex Libris (band), a Dutch metal band Ex Libris (bookshop), a Swiss retail company "Ex Libris" (), a episode of the television series CharmedEx Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, a collection of essays by Anne Fadiman; Ex Libris (game), a party game Ex Libris Group, an Israeli software company that.

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Ex Libris: Essays of a Collector by Charles Dexter Allen. Publication date Publisher Lamson Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of Harvard University Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

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The first ex libris were often hand painted coats of arms on the cover or the front fly-leaf of a book. If we limit ourselves to printed ex libris that are pasted into the book the earliest one may be an armorial wood cut from about with the coat of arms of Hildebrand Brandenburg, a monk from Biberach in Württemberg (ill.

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[Charles Dexter Allen; Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of. Other ex libris collectors look at book ownership rather than the artist who created the bookplate - for example, an ex libris from the personal books of Charlie Chaplin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Charles Dickens.

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A bookplate (or book-plate, as it was commonly styled until the early 20th century), also known as ex-librīs (Latin for '"from the books (or library)"'), is a printed or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the front endpaper, to indicate typographical bookplates are termed "book labels".

Bookplates bear a motif relating to the book's owner, such as a device (coat-of. It is a delight to explore the exceptional works of physicists which are part of the Wenner Collection, one of the recent big additions to the Niels Bohr Library & Archives, received in As a cataloger, I explore every item from this collection, and I strive to make the book or serial description as comprehensive, relevant, and useful for our researchers as of the books in.

Anne Fadiman is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Times Book Prize, and a Salon Book Award.

She is also the author of the essay collection At Large and At Small and the editor of Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They essays and articles have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, and Reviews:   Excerpt From: Charles Dexter Allen.

“Ex Libris: Essays of a Collector, ” I have yet to discover when and why so many ‘ex libris’ bookplates are erotic and or depict female figures intertwined with figures of death [skeleton].

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