Books About Books

Books About Books

Books About Books

Books About Books

Bibliophiles love to read about other book addicts.

 

LIBRARY OF UNREQUITED LOVE
SOPHIE DIVRY    Book Number: 76689
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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'To all those men and women who will always find a place for themselves in a library more easily than in society, I dedicate this entertainment.' 'Reading is, with friendship, one of the surest co...
ECKSTEIN SHAHNAMA: An Ottoman Book of Kings
WILL KWIATKOWSKI    Book Number: 79509
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Firdausi's epic poem The Shahnama is a celebration of Iran's ancient tradition of kingship. The Eckstein Shahnama is a lavishly illuminated and illustrated Ottoman copy of the work, completed in t...
STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE
KENNETH SISAM    Book Number: 80726
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Tutor to J.R.R. Tolkien, Kenneth Sisam's volume, first published in 1953, brought together papers spanning over 30 years of research by the medieval literary scholar. Many of the essays are concer...
WRITING BRITAIN: Wastelands to Wonderlands
CHRISTINA HARDYMENT    Book Number: 81355
Published price: £17.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Britain's landscape is a constant inspiration to writers, whether they find themselves in the slums of Victorian Whitechapel or on the wildest peaks of the Cairngorms. This fascinating book accompa...
LITTLE BOOK OF BOOKS
JENNIFER WORICK    Book Number: 82369
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Super soft dark orange leather bound hand sized pocket book to indulge every bibliophile's love of the written word. Here are grand openings: 'Call me Ishmael'. 'Happy families are all alike; ever...
CENSORS AT WORK: How States Shaped Literature
ROBERT DARNTON    Book Number: 82568
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Censorship by the state has never been a more urgent issue as we confront the problems of internet pornography and terrorist propaganda. On the other hand, we proudly boast of our commitment to fre...
BOOK OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY
MICHAEL LEAPMAN    Book Number: 83322
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Owing its origin to the generosity and far-sightedness of a handful of 18th century scholars and booklovers, the British Library's extensive collection incorporates not only books and manuscripts, ...
BOOKS TO CHECK OUT: A Journal
CHRONICLE BOOKS    Book Number: 83439
Published price: $10.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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With dedication page, on spiral binding and with two little insert pockets at the back for receipts, review clippings, bookmarks etc. this perfect bibliophile's book is for all those who 'read in o...
IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM:
AMY GARY    Book Number: 83232
Published price: $26.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Author of the popular American children's stories "Goodnight Moon" and the "Noisy" series, Margaret Wise Brown's sudden and early death in 1952 was a great loss to fiction. The author of this penet...
LOST BOOK OF MOSES: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible
CHANAN TIGAY    Book Number: 83236
Published price: $27.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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When the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, containing some of the earliest manuscripts of the Bible, doubt was initially cast on their authenticity, but after prolonged scientific examinati...
UNEXPECTED PROFESSOR: Oxford Life In Books
JOHN CAREY    Book Number: 82424
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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John Carey writes a witty and moving memoir not on the history of literature but on his life and literature, his memories as told through the books that made him. This is not only a history of book...
WHAT MATTERS IN JANE AUSTEN? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved
JOHN MULLAN    Book Number: 83689
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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'The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid' and finding joy in the intellect of one of the nation's beloved authors is something that is ...
SHERLOCK: The Facts And Fiction
MARTIN FIDO    Book Number: 83779
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A looming figure stalks the misty streets of London, Sherlock Holmes is a greatly lauded icon and Martin Fido explores the variety of manifestations in fact and fiction. Both writer and character w...
RELEASE THE BATS
D. B. C. PIERRE    Book Number: 83748
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'A Pocket Guide to Writing Your Way Out of It' this brilliantly funny book is about writing fiction and navigating the trickiness of the whole occupation. '...Scenes like this where cha...
TRIP TO ECHO SPRING: On Writers and Drinking
OLIVIA LAING    Book Number: 83758
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Hilary Mantel said of this, 'One of the best books I've read about the creative uses of adversity: frightening but perversely inspiring.' Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award, this terrific w...
GRAMMAR OF ORNAMENT:  A Visual Reference of Form and Colour
OWEN JONES    Book Number: 84066
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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The original Grammar of Ornament was published in 1856 and immediately became the definitive sourcebook for ornamental motifs, used not only by Victorians like William Morris but also modernist arc...
MR. COLLIER'S LETTER RACKS: A Tale of Art and Illusion
DROR WAHRMAN    Book Number: 83992
Published price: $34.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Baroque artist Edward Collier specialised in trompe l'oeuil, pictures so realistic that they were designed to deceive the viewer into thinking they were looking at a three-dimensional object. ...
BOOK OF BOOKS: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible
MELVYN BRAGG    Book Number: 84335
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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The King James Bible has been called the Book of Books and has a good claim to the title. It consists of 66 'different books' and has sold more than any other single book since its publication in ...
FERDINAND COLUMBUS RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR
MARK MCDONALD    Book Number: 84344
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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A big beautiful British Library and British Museum UK first edition 2005 paperback with 20 colour and 178 black and white woodcut illustrations, this beautiful book catalogues 110 of the most impor...
GRAVEN IMAGES: The Art of the Woodcut
JON CRABB    Book Number: 84594
Bibliophile price: £12.99
Product format: Hardback

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Medieval woodcuts collectively give comment on the fervour, horror and obsessions of the Dark Ages and beyond and perceive the world through very different eyes from our own. This book is a real t...
HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN 100 BOOKS
RODERICK CAVE & SARA AYAD    Book Number: 84595
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Classic examples such as Gutenberg's 42-Line Bible and The Book of Kells, Egyptian books on papyrus like Book of the Dead of Ani, bone, bamboo and bark extraordinary books of the people of Sumatra,...
BOOK OF BOOKS: 500 Years of Graphic Innovation
EDITED BY MATHIEU LOMMEN    Book Number: 84427
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £22.00
Product format: Hardback

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"A bibliophile's dream" said Creative Review of this exceptional visual history of more than 500 years of Western book design. Beginning in 1471 with an edition printed by the influential Nicolas ...