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  • "Caro Onomonimo ... speriamo di non liberarci dai libri"

    "Caro Onomonimo ... speriamo di non liberarci dai libri"

    Avere l’ambizione di presentare Umberto Eco, che ha inaugurato la Fiera del Libro di Torino con la conversazione Non sperate di liberarvi dei libri, può sembrare pretenzioso: ma non intendo qui parlare del professore di semiotica, dello scrittore italiano vivente più conosciuto nel mondo, bensì di Umberto Eco bibliofilo, raccontando quelle che sono le relazioni pericolose tra il collezionista ed il proprio pusher di libri antichi: un’esperienza unica, che consente al libraio di entrare nello spirito, ancor prima che nel portafoglio, del cliente.

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  • Bibliographies - Dust Jackets

    Bibliographies - Dust Jackets

    Online: Great War Dust Jackets - NYPL Digital Gallery - Classic Crime Fiction - Hogarth Press Illustrated Dust Jackets - Modern Library Dust Jackets and Bindings: 1917-1939 - The ModernLib ML Database  - Books for Girls - Vietnam War Literature Dust Jackets -  The Robert Weinberg Collection

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  • Collecting Antarctica

    Collecting Antarctica

    Antarctica was the last continent to be discovered and explored, although its existence had been conjectured from ancient times. Captain James Cook was possibly the first to sight Antarctica, on his second voyage with the ships Resolution and Adventure in 1774, but the first recorded landing on the continent did not occur until over 120 years later, on Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition. Captain Scott's two expeditions, and those of Shackleton, Amundsen, Mawson and others, soon followed in the early twentieth century and the spaces on the map were gradually filled in, and scientific work done, in the succeeding decades ...

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  • Umberto Eco (1932-2016)

    Umberto Eco (1932-2016)

    C’est avec une grande tristesse que j’ai appris le décès d’Umberto Eco, Patron d’Honneur de la LILA et de l’ALAI, philosophe, homme de sciences, homme de lettres, client et ami d’un grand nombre d’entre nous. Je suis très reconnaissant d’avoir rencontré ce grand homme de nombreuses fois, je me souviens des nombreuses discussions livresques que nous avions  lors des foires de Milan. Il était, à tous points de vue, un penseur brillant et un homme très cultivé et instruit. Ce qui compte encore plus est le fait qu’il posait un oeil critique sur son pays aimé, l’Italie, et qu’il n’hésitait pas à s’opposer à de nombreux politiciens lorsqu’il avait le sentiment qu’ils avaient tort.

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  • Collecting Cricket Fiction

    Collecting Cricket Fiction

    Cricket fiction may seem a small subject, but a collection could rapidly and relatively cheaply grow to several hundred items dating from 1820 to 2008. Among the earliest items would be In School and Out of School (1825) which contains a description of the game and an illustration, and Mary Mitford’s Our Village (also published in the 1820’s).

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  • Bibliographies - Eastern Europe

    Online: Bibliotheca transsilvanica

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  • Bibliographies - Cartography

    Bibliographies - Cartography

    Online: Maps before 1850 - Antique Maps of Iceland - Cartographic Images - Map History / History of Cartography - Yale Map Collection - The Ryhiner Map Collection - Brock University Map Library - MAGIC - Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection - Library of Congress Map Collection - Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - The Roger Baskes Collection

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  • Bibliographies - Magic, Myths, Occult

    Online: Graesse’s „Bibliotheca Magica“ - Jacob, Énigmes et découvertes bibliographiques  - Encyclopedia Mythica

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  • Bibliographies - Religion

    Online: Biographisch-bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) - The Catholic Encyclopedia - Katalog der Leichenpredigten (Funeral Sermons) -  Bibliotheca theologica, by Enslin, Winer and Löflund

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  • Bibliographies - Women Writers

    Online: Woman Literature in Germany 1700 - 1900 - A Celebration of Women Writers - Women Writers Database

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  • Bibliographies - Turkey

    Online: Toderini, De la littérature des Turcs

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  • Collecting Authors' First Books

    Collecting Authors' First Books

    Authors' "firsts" -- first appearances, first books, first works of fiction, first novels. The fame of the authors included herein varies widely: some are names virtually everyone has heard; some are writers that few people know of yet. What they share in their first or early appearances in print is that, at the time, they were almost all both relatively young and relatively unknown. The works had to stand on their own merits rather than on their authors' reputations.

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