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The library : a catalogue of wonders, by Stuart Kells

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The library : a catalogue of wonders
Title
The library
Title remainder
a catalogue of wonders
Statement of responsibility
by Stuart Kells
Title variation
Library
Title variation remainder
a catalog of wonders
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Language
eng
Summary
Libraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco's mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zaf?n, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places, real and fictitious, that continue to capture our imaginations."The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders" is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder. It's a celebration of books as objects and an account of the deeply personal nature of these hallowed spaces by one of Australia's leading bibliophiles
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OClCo
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Professional collection
Target audience
adult
The library : a catalogue of wonders, by Stuart Kells
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The library : a catalogue of wonders, by Stuart Kells
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Infinity -- A library with no books: oral traditions and the songlines -- The pleasure of books -- The last days of Alexandria: ancient books and their storage -- Books in bed -- In pursuit of perfection: the rise of the codex -- Fools in love -- "A damned sewerful of men": Renaissance rediscoveries -- Mean-spirited collectors -- Free for all: the abundance of books in the printing era -- Curiosities -- "What the Barbarians did not do": the Vatican Library -- Delicacies -- Secret histories: tricks and treasures in library design -- Found -- Keepers of books: the best and worst librarians in history -- Vandals -- The quintessence of debauchery: Heber, Byron, and Barry -- Writers' libraries -- Execration upon Vulcan: libraries destroyed by fire and war -- Library fauna -- The Count: book looters and thieves -- Book wheels and machines -- "The interior of a library should whisper": The Pierpont Morgan Library -- When disaster strikes -- For the glory: The Folger Shakespeare Library -- Birth -- Killing a monk: fantasy libraries -- Death -- A love letter: libraries for the future -- Afterlife
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9781640090200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (SKY)sky291639739
  • 1350368

Library Locations

    • Cambridge Public LibraryBorrow it
      21 West Main St., Cambridge, NY, 12816-1100, US
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