ABC for Book Collectors

Author: John Carter,Nicolas Barker

Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library

ISBN: 9781584561125

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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John Carter's classic ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable and informative reference work on book terminology. Here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found the definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with insightful comments on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles, fakes, points, rarity, organizations, etc. -- Book Jacket.

Mit Büchern leben

Buchliebhaber und ihre Bibliotheken

Author: Estelle Ellis,Caroline Seebohm,Christopher Simon Sykes,Gisela Sturm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836929837

Category:

Page: 255

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Sapphira Und Die Sklavin

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Goldmann Wilhelm Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9781400039401

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Aus der Sicht von heute liest sich "Sapphira und die Sklavin" als ein historisches Dokument--mehr noch als zur Zeit des Erscheinens, 1940, als in den amerikanischen Suedstaaten immerhin noch strenge Rassentrennung herrschte. Doch schon damals sah die Kritik in dem Roman die Wiedergabe einer Gesellschaft, Kultur und Soziologie, in der ein Konflikt von Moralvorstellungen und Philosophien eine innere, immer dichter angezogene Sprungfeder erzeugt. Willa Cather will den Konflikt darstellen, nicht ueber Gut und Boese entscheiden und kein Urteil faellen." (Sabina Lietzmann) "From today's view "Sapphira und die Sklavin" can be seen as a historic document -- more so than at its publishing date, 1940, when there was still strict division of races in the American South. However, by its publishing date, this novel was a criticism of society, culture and sociology, in which a conflict of moral images and philosophies create a tightening elastic spring. Willa Cather wants to demonstrate the conflictwithout deciding about Good and Bad and without passing judgement." (Sabina Lietzmann)

Die Geschichte vom Eichhörnchen Nusper

Frei übersetzt von Luisa Rose

Author: Beatrix Potter

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3744857727

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 60

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Dies ist die Geschichte vom kleinen Eichhörnchen Nusper und seinen Erlebnissen auf der Euleninsel. Mit 26 liebevoll gestalteten, originalen Farbillustrationen von Beatrix Potter und frei übersetzt von Luisa Rose.

The Dictionary of the Book

A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others

Author: Sidney E. Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442263407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Finally, here is the definitive glossary of the book, offering readers all the terms they will need for thorough understanding of how books are made, the materials they are made of, and how they are described in the bookselling, book collecting, and library worlds. Every key term --- over 1,300 different words --- that could be used in booksellers’ catalogs, library records, and collectors’ descriptions of their holdings is represented in this dictionary. This authoritative source covers all areas of book knowledge: the book as physical object, typeface terminology, paper, printing, book collecting, book design, bibliography, calligraphy, t he language of manuscripts, writing implements, librarianship, legal issues, the parts of a book, and much more. The definitions are supplemented by more than 100 illustrations showing the book as a physical object: parts of books, kinds of illustrations, kinds of printing techniques, tools that librarians, booksellers, and collectors refer to that are used in the making of books, kinds of binding structures and decoration, kinds of paper decoration, and other things.

Das Haus der vergessenen Bücher

Author: Christopher Morley

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170102

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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New York, 1919. Roger Mifflin hat seine größte Leidenschaft, das Lesen, zum Beruf gemacht. In seinem Antiquariat in Brooklyn findet man ihn dort, wo der Tabakrauch am dichtesten ist. Unterstützt wird er von seiner ebenso patenten wie resoluten Ehefrau und seinem Hund Bock - Bock wie Boccaccio. Bücher sind Mifflins Leben. Von Werbemaßnahmen für sein Geschäft will er allerdings nichts wissen, und so lässt er den jungen Aubrey Gilbert, angestellt bei der Grey Matter Agency, ziemlich abblitzen, als der ihm seine Dienste anbietet. Dennoch freunden sich die beiden an, und bald kommt Gilbert täglich ins Geschäft. Was auch an Mifflins neuer Hilfskraft liegen mag - der schönen Titania Chapman, deren Leben in Gefahr zu sein scheint. Und das gilt nicht nur für ihr Leben ...

Past Or Portal?

Enhancing Undergraduate Learning Through Special Collections and Archives

Author: Eleanor Mitchell,Peggy Seiden,Suzy Taraba

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 0838986102

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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In the age of ubiquitous access to information, library special collections and archives have received renewed attention through digitization projects designed to share collections with the world at large. Yet these materials also offer opportunities for student learning through direct engagement with rare or unique items. While special collections and archives have largely been used by advanced researchers and scholars, an increasing number of undergraduate courses are taking advantage of these materials as guides in the instructional process.

Metro 2035

Roman

Author: Dmitry Glukhovsky

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641165091

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Der Held einer ganzen Generation ist zurück – in METRO 2035 macht sich Artjom erneut auf die gefährliche Reise durch das Dunkel der Moskauer Metro Seit ein verheerender Atomkrieg zwanzig Jahre zuvor die Erde verwüstet hat, haben die Menschen in den Tiefen der Metro-Netze eine neue Zivilisation errichtet. Doch die vermeintliche Sicherheit der U-Bahn-Schächte trügt: Zwei Jahre, nachdem Artjom die Bewohner der Moskauer Metro gerettet hat, gefährden Seuchen die Nahrungsmittelversorgung, und ideologische Konflikte drohen zu eskalieren. Die einzige Rettung scheint in einer Rückkehr an die Oberfläche zu liegen. Aber ist das überhaupt noch möglich? Wider alle Vernunft begibt sich Artjom auf eine lebensbedrohliche Reise durch eine Welt, deren mysteriöses Schweigen ein furchtbares Geheimnis birgt ...

Wie Frauen fischen und jagen

Roman

Author: Melissa Bank

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641149371

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Nach welchen Regeln funktioniert das Spiel zwischen Männern und Frauen? Um dieser Frage nachzugehen, wird die vierzehnjährige Jane zur schüchternen, aber genauen Beobachterin ihres älteren Bruders Henry und seiner neuen Freundin Julia. Doch als die beiden sich trennen, muss Jane erkennen, dass die Sache mit der Liebe noch viel komplizierter ist, als sie vermutet hatte. Als Erwachsene baut Jane in puncto Männer auf eine Mischung aus buddhistischer Gelassenheit und spitzer Selbstironie. Bis sie Robert begegnet und sich wünscht, sie hätte die Regeln des Spiels damals begriffen. Vom Sommer ihres Erwachsenwerdens bis zum letzten Versuch, ihre große Liebe zu retten, spannt Jane den Bogen einer wunderschön komischen, aber auch traurig wahren Geschichte, die man nicht so schnell vergisst.

ABC der Tiere

Author: Celestino Piatti

Publisher: NorthSouth (NY)

ISBN: 9783314102677

Category:

Page: 32

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In this German language edition, Piatti, author of The Happy Owls, brings his trademark style of glowing colors and bold lines--aptly compared to stained glass--to this alphabet of animals. Playful rhyming text offers interesting thoughts about each creature, real or fabled.

The Handbook to Literary Research

Author: Delia da Sousa Correa,W. R. Owens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135219117

Category: Education

Page: 272

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The Handbook to Literary Research is a practical guide for students embarking on postgraduate work in Literary Studies. It introduces and explains research techniques, methodologies and approaches to information resources, paying careful attention to the differences between countries and institutions, and providing a range of key examples. This fully updated second edition is divided into five sections which cover: tools of the trade – a brand new chapter outlining how to make the most of literary resources textual scholarship and book history – explains key concepts and variations in editing, publishing and bibliography issues and approaches in literary research – presents a critical overview of theoretical approaches essential to literary studies the dissertation – demonstrates how to approach, plan and write this important research exercise glossary – provides comprehensive explanations of key terms, and a checklist of resources. Packed with useful tips and exercises and written by scholars with extensive experience as teachers and researchers in the field, this volume is the ideal Handbook for those beginning postgraduate research in literature.

Book Finds

How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books

Author: Ian C. Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532382

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 319

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A thorough, insider's guide to book collecting explains how to find used and rare books, offering tips on buying and selling books on the Internet, identifying first editions and reader's copies, finding valuable books, and more, and provides a detailed index of more than one thousand of the most collectible books today. Original.

Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781100799

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 767

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Für Harry beginnt das vierte Schuljahr in Hogwarts. Doch davor steht noch ein sportliches Großereignis, das die scheußlichen Sommerferien vergessen lässt: die Quidditch-Weltmeisterschaft. Und ein weiterer Wettkampf wird die Schüler das ganze Schuljahr über beschäftigen: das Trimagische Turnier, in dem Harry eine Rolle übernimmt, die er sich im Traum nicht vorgestellt hätte. Natürlich steckt dahinter das Böse, das zurück an die Macht drängt: Lord Voldemort. Es wird eng für Harry, sehr eng. Doch auch seine Freunde und ihre Unterstützung kann Harry sich auch in verzweifelten Situationen verlassen.

Ex Libris

Confessions of a Common Reader

Author: Anne Fadiman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429929421

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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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.

J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013

Author: Philip W. Errington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849669767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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'As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography.' J. K. Rowling This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. This will be the first source on Rowling consulted by textual scholars, book dealers and collectors, auction houses, critics and researchers. The aim of the book is to record fact and dispel rumour on the fascinating publishing history of the Harry Potter series.

A Bibliographical Companion

Author: Roy Stokes

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461736625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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An alphabetical list of words and phrases encountered during even a cursory reading of the 'literature about books.'

Graham Greene

A Descriptive Catalog

Author: Robert H. Miller

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813150523

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 86

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English novelist, short-story writer, playwright and journalist, Graham Greene was one of the most widely read novelist of the 20th-century, a superb storyteller. Adventure and suspense are constant elements in his novels and many of his books have been made into successful films. Although Greene was nominated several times as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he never received the award. Graham Greene is a descriptive catalog of first editions of works by Greene, which are currently held in the collection of the University of Louisville. Arranged chronologically by title, Robert H. Miller, also includes letters, radio scripts, pamphlets, and subsequent editions of importance and scarcity.