Books About Books

Books About Books

Books About Books

Books About Books

Bibliophiles love to read about other book addicts.

 

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...
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: £3.00
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...
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 ...
RELEASE THE BATS
D. B. C. PIERRE    Book Number: 83748
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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...
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: £7.50
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: £6.50
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...
HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN 100 BOOKS
RODERICK CAVE & SARA AYAD    Book Number: 84595
Bibliophile price: £22.00
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,...
EVERYTHING EXPLAINED THAT IS EXPLAINABLE:
DENIS BOYLES    Book Number: 84663
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica's Eleventh edition, published to great acclaim in 1910, was both a beginning and an end. It was the obituary of the Victorian age, published in association with the Tim...
BOOK OF BOOKS: 500 Years of Graphic Innovation
EDITED BY MATHIEU LOMMEN    Book Number: 84427
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £20.00
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 ...
JAPANESE PRINTS DURING THE ALLIED OCCUPATION 1945-1952
LAWRENCE SMITH    Book Number: 84350
Published price: $55
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Following World War Two, much of urban Japan lay in ruins, the land occupied by foreign powers for the first time in the country's history. To many it seemed everything was lost, yet it had an abi...
READING ON LOCATION
Luisa Moncada & Scala Quin    Book Number: 85760
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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Go off-piste as it were and be lured into exotic locations like Zanzibar, Hawaii, Japan or Umbria to read not just books that have been made into films like My House in Umbria or A Room with a View...