The English Catalogue of Books for 1890:Containing a Complete List of All the Books Published in Great Britain and Ireland in the Year 1890, With Their Sizes, Prices, and Publishers´ Names (Classic Reprint)
Catalogue of English Books in the Library of the Legislative Council, Quebec, 20th December, 1821 (Classic Reprint): Lower Canada Legislature
Catalogue of English, American and Spanish Literature, Books on Cookery, the Horse and Horsemanship, Also, History and Geography of North America, Voyages, Travels, &C:Monday Evening, May 14, 1877, and Following Days (Classic Reprint) George A. Leavitt and Company
Catalogue of a Collection of Standard English and French Books, Mostly in Elegant Bindings:Comprising an Exceedingly Valuable Assortment of the Best Editions of Works on the Fine Arts, History, Biography, Bibliography, Poetry, the Drama, Music, Natural H George A. Leavitt and Company
Catalogue of English Bible Translations: A Classified Bibliography of Versions and Editions Including Books, Parts, and Old and New Testament Apocrypha and Acpocryphal Books:A Classified Bibliography of Versions and Editions Including Books, Parts, and Old and New Testament Apocrypha and Acpocryphal Books William J. Chamberlin
Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century. The recent shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult. Entitled Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island, and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, the catalogue reveals the long-suspected fact that the church intended to sell its library to finance its removal from Providence. The sale, of course, never materialized, as later events make obvious, but the book auction catalogue informs us of the cult´s original intent and leaves for us an enormously valuable and fascinating piece of ephemera detailing the infamous collection of rare occult books in all of its dark and foreboding glory. Furthermore, the book auction catalogue is unique among its contemporaries in that the auction firm Pent & Serenade, recognizing the importance of the exceedingly rare volumes in the cult´s possession, commissioned a wide variety of 19th-century scholars to write essays on the histories of the books offered at auction. As such, the catalogue is a uniquely, almost absurdly valuable item for scholars and collectors around the world and is presented here in exacting facsimile by PS Publishing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062435/bk_acx0_062435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Without libraries, what have we? We have no past and no future. This book tells for the first time in English the story of the first great universal library in the age of printing - and of the son of Christopher Columbus who created it. This is the scarcely believable - and wholly true - story of Christopher Columbus´ bastard son Hernando, who sought to equal and surpass his father´s achievements by creating a universal library. His father sailed across the ocean to explore the known boundaries of the world for the glory of God, Spain and himself. His son Hernando sought instead to harness the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world’s knowledge in one place, his library in Seville. Hernando was one of the first and greatest visionaries of the print age, someone who saw how the scale of available information would entirely change the landscape of thought and society. His was an immensely eventual life. As a youth, he spent years travelling in the New World and spent one living with his father in a shipwreck off Jamaica. He created a dictionary and a geographical encyclopaedia of Spain, helped to create the first modern maps of the world, spent time in almost every major European capital and associated with many of the great people of his day, from Ferdinand and Isabel to Erasmus, Thomas More, and Dürer. He wrote the first biography of his father, almost single-handedly creating the legend of Columbus that held sway for many hundreds of years, and was highly influential in crafting how Europe saw the world his father reached in 1492. He also amassed the largest collection of printed images and of printed music of the age, started what was perhaps Europe´s first botanical garden, and created by far the greatest private library Europe had ever seen, dwarfing with its 15,000 books every other library of the day. Edward Wilson-Lee has written the first major modern biography of Hernando - and the first of any kind av 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Trinder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003895/bk_hcuk_003895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. Some still exist today; some are lost, like those of Herculaneum and Alexandria; some have been sold or dispersed; and some never existed, such as those libraries imagined by J. R. R. Tolkien, Umberto Eco and Jorge Luis Borges, among others.Ancient libraries, grand baroque libraries, scientific libraries, memorial libraries, personal libraries, clandestine libraries: Stuart Kells tells the stories of their creators, their prizes, their secrets and their fate. To research this book, Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day ´Library Tourists´. Kells discovered that all the world´s libraries are connected in beautiful and complex ways, that in the history of libraries, fascinating patterns are created and repeated over centuries. More importantly, he learned that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The Library is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder. It´s a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Buckingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050666/bk_adbl_050666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Catalogue of the Duplicate English Medals of the British Museum:Together With a Few Roman Brass Coins (Classic Reprint) Sotheby Wilkinson And Hodge