The year is 1973. A priceless book has been stolen from the Oakland Public Library. A crack team of Bookhunters (aka. library police) have less than three days to recover the stolen item. It's a race against the clock as our heroes use every tool in their arsenal of library equipment to find the book and the mastermind who stole it.
Reproduction of the original: The Book-Hunter, Etc by John Hill Burton
John Hill Burton, the subject of this notice, was born on the 22d of August 1809, in the Gallowgate of Aberdeen. He was wont to style himself, as in his childhood he had heard himself described, "The last of the Gallowgate bairns;" the Gallowgate being an old part of Aberdeen devoted chiefly to humble trade, no one, in modern times at least, even distantly connected with gentility living there. His father, William Kinninmont Burton, is believed to have been an only son, and no kith or kin of his were ever seen or heard of by his children. The only relic of their father's family possessed by them is a somewhat interesting miniature on ivory, well painted in the old-fashioned style, representing a not beautiful lady in antique head-dress and costume, and marked on the back "Mary Burton." William Kinninmont Burton held a commission in the army, though he had not been originally intended for a military life. He was, it is supposed, engaged in trade in London when the military enthusiasm, excited by the idea of an invasion of Great Britain by Napoleon, fired him, like so many other young men, into taking up arms as a volunteer. In the end of last century he came to Aberdeen as a lieutenant in a regiment of "Fencibles," or some such volunteer title, and there captivated the affections of a beautiful young lady, Miss Eliza Paton, a daughter of the laird of Grandholm, an estate four miles distant from Aberdeen. Of this lady and of her family a few words must be said
This book explores second hand and used booksellers and stalls in Paris during the late 19th century.
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The Countryman. "You know how much, for some time past, the editions of the Elzevirs have been in demand. The fancy for them has even penetrated into the country. I am acquainted with a man there who denies himself necessaries, for the sake of collecting into a library (where other books are scarce enough) as many little Elzevirs as he can lay his hands upon. He is dying of hunger, and his consolation is to be able to say, 'I have all the poets whom the Elzevirs printed. I have ten examples of each of them, all with red letters, and all of the right date.' This, no doubt, is a craze, for, good as the books are, if he kept them to read them, one example of each would be enough." The Parisian. "If he had wanted to read them, I would not have advised him to buy Elzevirs. The editions of minor authors which these booksellers published, even editions 'of the right date,' as you say, are not too correct. Nothing is good in the books but the type and the paper. Your friend would have done better to use the editions of Gryphius or Estienne." This fragment of a literary dialogue I translate from 'Entretiens sur les Contes de Fees,' a book which contains more of old talk about books and booksellers than about fairies and folk-lore. The 'Entretiens' were published in 1699, about sixteen years after the Elzevirs ceased to be publishers. The fragment is valuable: first, because it shows us how early the taste for collecting Elzevirs was fully developed, and, secondly, because it contains very sound criticism of the mania. Already, in the seventeenth century, lovers of the tiny Elzevirian books waxed pathetic over dates, already they knew that a 'Caesar' of 1635 was the right 'Caesar,' already they were fond of the red-lettered passages, as in the first edition of the 'Virgil' of 1636. As early as 1699, too, the Parisian critic knew that the editions were not very correct, and that the paper, type, ornaments, and FORMAT were their main attractions. To these we must now add the rarity of really good Elzevirs.
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As well as editing the famous Fairy Books, Andrew Lang created a diverse oeuvre of short story collections, novels, poetry and a scholarly corpus of essays and non-fiction books. This Delphi edition offers a comprehensive range of Lang’s prolific works, with thousands of beautiful illustrations, as well as the usual bonus texts. (Current version: 2) * the complete Fairy Books, all fully-illustrated with their original Victorian artwork – first time in digital print * special contents table for the Fairy Books * ALL the novels, with contents tables * images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts * many short story collections, with beautiful illustrations * ARABIAN NIGHTS fully illustrated – first time in digital print * 13 poetry collections, with contents tables and illustrations * special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem quickly and easily! * features 29 non-fiction books, each with contents tables * includes two biographical essays on Lang – explore the writer’s literary life! * many images relating to Lang’s life and works * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Lang’s immense oeuvre CONTENTS: The Fairy Books THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK THE RED FAIRY BOOK THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK THE PINK FAIRY BOOK THE GREY FAIRY BOOK THE VIOLET FAIRY BOOK THE CRIMSON FAIRY BOOK THE BROWN FAIRY BOOK THE ORANGE FAIRY BOOK THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK THE LILAC FAIRY BOOK The Fairy Tales LIST OF THE TALES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF THE TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Other Story Collections MUCH DARKER DAYS IN THE WRONG PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES HE THE GOLD OF FAIRNILEE PRINCE PRIGIO THE TRUE STORY BOOK PRINCE RICARDO OF PANTOUFLIA ANGLING SKETCHES THE BOOK OF DREAMS AND GHOSTS ARABIAN NIGHTS THE DISENTANGLERS THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK TALES OF TROY AND GREECE THE ANIMAL STORY BOOK THE BOOK OF ROMANCE THE RED ROMANCE BOOK THE RED BOOK OF HEROES by Mrs. Lang TALES OF ROMANCE THE STRANGE STORY BOOK by Mrs. Lang The Novels THE MARK OF CAIN THE WORLD’S DESIRE PARSON KELLY The Poetry Collections BALLADS, LYRICS, AND POEMS OF OLD FRANCE THE ODYSSEY THEOCRITUS BION AND MOSCHUS BALLADS IN BLUE CHINA HELEN OF TROY THE ILIAD RHYMES A LA MODE AUCASSIN AND NICOLETE A COLLECTION OF BALLADS GRASS OF PARNASSUS BAN AND ARRIERE BAN THE NURSERY RHYME BOOK NEW COLLECTED RHYMES The Poetry LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction OXFORD THE LIBRARY and many more - too many to list The Biographies ANDREW LANG by Edmund Gosse SPENCER WALPOLE AND ANDREW LANG by Horace G. Hutchinson
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Composition book, perfect for class notes, recipes, sketching, writing, organizing, doodling, drawing, lists, journaling and brainstorming. This composition notebook has 108 pages of wide-ruled paper, with a flexible paperback cover in a cool, trendy and high-quality binding, premium design, beautiful matte finish looks. Notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for adults and kids for any gift giving occasion.
BOOKS IN SERIES: 7 BOOKS IN READING F REEDOM 2000 PROGRAM: 24 ISBN: 978174020 0721 AUTHOR: Hunter Calder RRP: $44.95 PAGES: 294 pp. The Reading Freedom series is written specifically for students with reading proble ms (suggested age 8 - Adult). The series is carefully structured t o enable students to become independent readers. The Reading Free dom Teacher Resource Book provides a comprehensive collection of materia ls vital for the successful use of the Reading Freedom series. The first section of the Reading Freedom Teacher Resource Book provides detailed information on the theories and skills the series is based upon, as well as guides on successful teaching practices and lesson management for ef fective reading instruction. Useful resources are provided in Blackline Master form for use in the classroom. The second part of the Reading Fre edom Teacher Resource Book contains all answers for the series, with les son notes, in an easy-to-access page miniature format. The Readin g Freedom 2000 Diagnostic Handbook should be used to place students at t he correct level in the program. In order to work successfully with the Reading Freedom Activity Books, teachers should refer to the Reading Fre edom Teacher Resource Book. Student progress can be monitored using the Reading Freedom Achievement Tests Book.
BOOKS IN SERIES: 9 BOOKS IN READING F REEDOM 2000 PROGRAM: 24 ISBN: 978174020 0660 AUTHOR: Hunter Calder RRP: $44.95 PAGES: 420 pp. The Word Wo rkers Activity Books have been written specifically for students at the early to intermediate years of reading acquisition (suggested ages 7&nda sh;11). The series is structured to develop, in a sequential manner, bas ic reading skills. Word Workers takes students from the earliest skills of phonemic awareness to the higher order skills of syllabification and structural analysis. The Word Workers Teacher Resource Book provi des all the information you will need to use the Word Workers series suc cessfully. Features include: an overview of the tech niques for effective phonics instruction photocopiable classroo m aids and record sheets reproductions of all the activity page s in the series with answers marked for easy student monitoring practical suggestions and lesson plans for successful teaching The Word Workers Teacher Resource Book has been designed as a user -friendly resource for all reading teachers. The Reading Freedom 2000 Diagnostic Handbook should be used to place students at the correct level in the program. In order to work successfully with the Word Worke rs Activity Books, teachers should refer to the Word Workers Teacher Res ource Book and monitor student progress with the Word Workers Achievemen t Tests Book.