The Directory of Second-hand Booksellers, and List of Public Libraries: British and Foreign

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J. Clegg; New York, Brentano's, 1891 - Booksellers and bookselling - 308 pages

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Page 281 - Book" shall be construed to mean and include every Volume, Part or Division of a Volume, Pamphlet, Sheet of Letter-press, Sheet of Music, Map, Chart, or Plan separately published...
Page 249 - Bibliotheca Spenceriana ; or a Descriptive Catalogue of the books printed in the fifteenth century, and of many valuable first editions in the library of George John, Earl Spencer, KG &c.
Page 69 - These public librarians, too, were obliged to write out regular catalogues of their books, and hang them up in their shops, with the prices affixed, so that the student might know beforehand what he had to pay for reading them.' This writer, quoting from Chevillier, gives a list of books so lent out, with the prices for reading them. The books are all of a theological or classical kind. Among them is the Bible, the perusal of which is set down at 10 sous.
Page 291 - ... conditionally ; that is to say, provided the principle could be properly carried out. Accordingly, I wrote to my butcher, baker, and other tradesmen, informing them that it was necessary, for the sake of cheap literature and the interest of the reading public, that they should furnish me with their several commodities at a very trifling per-centage above cost price. It will be sufficient to quote the answer of the butcher : — " Sir, — Respectin your note. Cheap literater be blowed. Butchers...
Page 249 - A descriptive catalogue of the books printed in the fifteenth century, lately forming part of the library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and now the property of George John, Earl Spencer...
Page 247 - There is a sort of busy worm That will the fairest books deform, By gnawing holes throughout them; Alike, through every leaf they go, Yet of its merits naught they know, Nor care they aught about them. Their tasteless tooth will tear and taint The Poet, Patriot, Sage or Saint, Not sparing wit nor learning.
Page 252 - RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW, consisting of Criticisms upon, Analyses of, and Extracts from, Curious, Useful, and Valuable Old Books, complete, 16 vols.
Page 1 - In the treasury of learning Scarcely worth a penny's turning. Here's a tome in paper plain, Soiled and torn and marred with stain, Cowering from each statelier book In the darkest, dustiest nook. Take it down, and lo ! each page Breathes the wisdom of a sage : Weighed a thousand times in gold, Half its worth would not be told, For all truth of ancient story Crowns each line with deathless glory. On my study shelves they stand ; But my study walls expand, As thought's pinions are unfurled, Till they...

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