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In The Name Of The Bodleian And Other Essays - Augustine Birrell

Elliot Stock, 1905, Hardback ..
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with fading to the spine. Edges of the text block tanned with wear to the edges of the rough-cut leaves. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with occasional foxing and the odd pencil line to the margins.

Contents: In the name of the Bodleian • Bookworms • Confirmed readers • First editions • Gossip in a library • Librarians at play • Lawyers at play • The non-jurors • Lord Chesterfield • The Johnsonian legend • Boswell as biographer • Old pleasure gardens • Old booksellers • A few words about copyright in books • Hannah More once more • Arthur Young • Thomas Paine • Charles Bradlaugh • Disraeli “ex relatione” Sir William Fraser • A connoisseur • Our great middle class • Tar and whitewash • Itineraries • Epitaphs • “Hansard” • Contempt of court • Edward VII.,

Size: 8" x 6"
Number of Pages: [VII] 214