Adventures with Books and Autographs

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The Bookfellows, 1920 - Autographs - 81 pages
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Page 25 - Books — in a word, these things of art which have been the joy of my life — shall not be consigned to the cold tomb of a museum, and subjected to the stupid glance of the careless passerby; but I require that they shall all be dispersed under the hammer of the Auctioneer, so that the pleasure which the acquiring of each one of them has given me shall be given again, in each case, to some inheritor of my own tastes.
Page 72 - Defoe says, that there were a hundred thousand stout country-fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
Page 41 - Smithson, portraits of the four secretaries, Joseph Henry, Spencer F. Baird, Samuel P. Langley and Charles D. Walcott ; also of Major JW Powell, founder of the Bureau of Ethnology.
Page 43 - before the short visit ended, the memory clouded and the grasp relaxed.

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