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A Token for Friends, Being a Memoir of Edgar Osborne, an Appreciation of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and a Facsimile of His Catalogue "From Morality & Instruction to Beatrix Potter"

By Osborne, Edgar

Toronto: Toronto Public Library, Osborne Collection, 1979. Introduction by Judith St. John, Appreciation by Justin G Schiller. Fascimile of the catalogue ""From Morality & Instruction to Beatrix Potter" which was first published for the Eastbourne Art Gallery Committee, Derby 1949 . This edition limited to 1500 copies issued by the Friends of the Osborne and LillianH Smith collections . . First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.

$35.00

Free Books for All: The Public Library Movement in Ontario, 1850-1930

By Bruce, Lorne

Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1994. A comprehensive survey of the people, groups, communities and ideas that shaped Public Library development in Ontario between 1850 and 1930. 347p. illus.bibliography.index. This copy has minimal signs of library ownership and looks unread. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

$21.00

Hide and Seek : The Search for the Hidden Child

By Little, Jean

Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1999. A lecture given at the Osborne Collection in Lillian H Smith Branch, November 12th 1998 and issued as the Helen E Stubbs Memorial Lecture Number Eleven.20p.. 1st Can Ed. Original Wraps. New.

$20.00

Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture
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Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

By Basbanes, Nicholas A

New York: HarperCollins, 2001. The obsessive passion people have had over the past twenty-five hundred years to possess books is commonly known as bibliomania. Basbanes expands the meaning , focusing on the more comprehensive concept of book culture. Visiting many key 'book places' around the world, he talks with a striking variety of kindred spirits, each one a living testament to the unending relevance of these essential artifacts in our lives. He explores the changing form of the book over the centuries and describes the nature of the institutions that have evolved to contain them, including acedmic, public, private, and national repositories. He documents many pertinent book stories that have not been told before, and offers unprecedented depth to others that have barely scratched the surface. He profiles the experiences and thoughts of all kinds of dedicated 'book people', be they librarians, readers, writers, bookmakers, booksellers, preservationists, or collectors. 603p. . ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Very Good.

$25.00

A Village Library Grows

By Manning, Mary E.& Jones, T.D.

Streetsville, Ontario: Streetsville Library Board, 1973. Charming outline history of the Streetsville village library first established in the Farmer's amd Mechanics Institute in 1854, until December 1973, after which it was absorbed into the Library system of the City of Mississauga.23p. illus . Rev Ed.. Original Wraps. New. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$15.00

A Token for Friends, Being a Memoir of Edgar Osborne, an Appreciation of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and a Facsimile of His Catalogue "From Morality & Instruction to Beatrix Potter"

By Osborne, Edgar

Toronto: Toronto Public Library, Osborne Collection, 1979. Introduction by Judith St. John, Appreciation by Justin G Schiller. Fascimile of the catalogue ""From Morality & Instruction to Beatrix Potter" which was first published for the Eastbourne Art Gallery Committee, Derby 1949 . This edition limited to 1500 copies issued by the Friends of the Osborne and LillianH Smith collections . . First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.

$35.00

A Village Library Grows

By Manning, Mary E.& Jones, T.D.

Streetsville, Ontario: Streetsville Library Board, 1973. Charming outline history of the Streetsville village library first established in the Farmer's amd Mechanics Institute in 1854, until December 1973, after which it was absorbed into the Library system of the City of Mississauga.23p. illus . Rev Ed.. Original Wraps. New. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$15.00

The Vanished Library : A Wonder of the Ancient World (Hellenistic Culture & Society Ser., Vol. 7)
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The Vanished Library : A Wonder of the Ancient World (Hellenistic Culture & Society Ser., Vol. 7)

By Canfora, Luciano

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1990. Soft Cover. Fine.

$12.50

A Splendor of Letters : The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World
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A Splendor of Letters : The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World

By Basbanes, Nicholas A

New York: HarperCollins, 2003. "In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer David McCullough to proclaim him "the leading authority of books about books." Basbanes now offers a consideration of the many pressing issues that surround the role of books in contemporary society, such as the willful destruction of books and libraries in Sarajevo, Tibet, and Cambodia, and the spirited efforts to restore them. The matter of "discards" at various libraries takes on an entirely new dimension as well, with fully researched stories about the kind of attitudes that may lead to the loss of "last copies" of important works. In vivid detail, Basbanes examines the many materials that have been used over the centuries to record information-among them clay tablets, papyrus scrolls, slabs of stone, palm leaves, animal skins, and hammered sheets of gold and copper. Also discussed are the various debates that continue to rage about preservation, which may mean saving and storing books on paper indefinitely, or as electronic data, which are by nature ephemeral. In this beautifully packaged edition, Nicholas Basbanes brings to a close his wonderful trilogy on the remarkable world of books and bibliophiles." 444p. bibliography.index (may have remainder mark) . 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

A Gentle Madness : Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passsion for Books
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A Gentle Madness : Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passsion for Books

By Basbanes, Nicholas A

New York: Henry Holt, 1995. "The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it. A Gentle Madness is an adventure among the afflicted. Richly anecdotal and fully documented, it combines the perspective of historical research with the immediacy of investigative journalism. Above all, it is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered, and preserved them over the centuries. Author Nicholas Basbanes. a dedicated bibliophile himself, begins his book 2,200 years ago in Alexandria, when a commitment was made to gather all the world's knowledge beneath one roof. In a series of lively chapters, the continuum then passes through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the twentieth century. with a special emphasis on book lore and book culture in Great Britain and North America. In the second half of A Gentle Madness. Basbanes offers a gallery of revealing profiles of living collectors and presents exclusive examinations of the great contemporary stories-the rare-book thefts of Stephen Blumberg: "institutional bilbiomania" at the University of Texas; the mystery man who used $17 million of another preson's money to gain recognition as the greatest book collector alive. These are just a few of the stories detailed for the first time. The book also includes the most comprehensive bibliography on book collecting compiled in more than a quarter century." 638 p.Illus.notes, biibliography index.. 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$300.00