The Book Lovers' Miscellany

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Author: Claire Cock-Starkey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851244713

Category: History

Page: 136

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Ever wondered how ink is made? Or what is the bestselling book of all time? Or which are the oldest known books in the world?Highbrow to lowbrow, all aspects of the book are celebrated and explored in 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany'. From a list of unfinished novels, a short history of the comic, the story behind Mills and Boon and an entry on books printed with mistakes, to a guide to the colours of Penguin paperback jackets and a list of the most influential academic books of all time.Between these pages you will discover the history of paper, binding, printing and dust jackets; which books have faced bans; which are the longest established literary families; and which bestsellers were initially rejected. You can explore the output of the most prolific writers and marvel at the youth of the youngest published authors; learn which natural pigments were used to decorate a medieval bible; and what animal is needed for the making of vellum.The ideal gift for every bibliophile, 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany' is full of fun facts, potted histories and curious lists, perfect for dipping into and sharing.

Exam Prep for: A Cat-lovers Miscellany

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Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text A Cat-lovers Miscellany Items include highly probable exam items: Genetic code, Skin, Lysosome, Atomic number, Nuclear envelope, Messenger RNA, Triglyceride, Coevolution, Coral, Mitochondrial DNA, Food chain, and more.

A Museum Miscellany

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Author: Claire Cock-Starkey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851245116

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 160

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Which are the oldest museums in the world? What is a cabinet of curiosity? What is on the FBI's list of stolen art? A Museum Miscellany celebrates the intriguing world of galleries and museums, from national institutions such as the Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to niche collections such as the Lawnmower Museum and the Museum of Barbed Wire. Here you will find a cornucopia of museum-related facts, statistics, and lists, covering everything from museum ghosts, dangerous museum objects, and conservation beetles to treasure troves, museum heists and the Museum of London's fatberg. Bursting with quirky facts, intriguing statistics, and legendary curators, this book is the perfect gift for museum aficionados and collectors alike.

Exam Prep for: A Dog-lovers Miscellany

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Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

View: 9443

Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text A Dog-lovers Miscellany Items include highly probable exam items: Nose, Pituitary gland, Referred pain, supination, Thoracic duct, Sensory receptor, Temporal lobe, Median nerve, Synovial fluid, Facial nerve, and more.

The Music Lover's Miscellany

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Author: Eric Blom

Publisher: Home Farm Books

ISBN: 1846643570

Category: Music

Page: 664

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The Music Lovers Miscellany By Eric Blom. Contents Include Love and Music Manners and Customs Mechanical Music Modernism Morel and Educational National Prides and prejudices Odds and Ends Opera Opera-Going Peoples Music Performances Personalities Rules and Regulations Singing Social Matters Street Music Theoretical Fancies Women Musicians Key to The Musical Quotations Index Originally published in 1935. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Circular

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Book-buyer's Guide

Being a List of the Principal Books Published in the Various Departments of Literature

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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History of the Book in Australia Volume 3

Paper Empires (Large Print 16pt)

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Author: Craig Munro,Robyn Sheahan-Bright

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458782689

Category:

Page: 788

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This new volume in UQP's History of the Book in Australia series explores Australian book production and consumption from 1946 to the present day. In the immediate postwar era, most books were imported into a colonial market dominated by British publishers. Paper Empires traces this fascinating and volatile half-century, using wide-ranging research, oral history and memoir to explore the worlds of book publishing, selling and reading. After 1945, Australian publishing went from a handful of fledgling businesses to the billion dollar industry of today with thousands of new titles each year and a vast array of imported books. Publishing's postwar expansion began with the baby boom and the increased demand for school texts, with independent houses blossoming during the 1960s and 70s followed by the current era dominated by global conglomerates. All aspects of print culture are explored, from authorship and editing to bookselling, libraries and reading habits, in the context of today's rapidly changing publishing landscape with its many technological challenges. A wide range of expert contributors, including book-trade practitioners, have produced this lively and indispensable account of our vital cultural industry.

Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print

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Author: Bartholomew Brinkman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421421348

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

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In Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print, Bartholomew Brinkman argues that an emerging mass print culture conditioned the production, reception, and institutionalization of poetic modernism from the latter part of the nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century—with lasting implications for the poetry and media landscape. Drawing upon extensive archival research in the United States and Britain, Brinkman demonstrates that a variety of print collecting practices—including the anthology, the periodical, the collage poem, volumes of selected and collected poems, and the modern poetry archive—helped structure key formal and institutional sites of poetic modernism. Brinkman focuses on the generative role of book collecting practices and the negotiation of print ephemera in scrapbooks. He also traces the evolution of the modern poetry archive as a particular case of the mid-twentieth-century rise of literary archives and identifies parallels between the beginning of mass print culture at the end of the nineteenth century and the growth of digital culture today. Advocating for a transatlantic modernism that stretches roughly from 1880 to 1960—one that incorporates both popular and canonical poets—Brinkman successfully extends the geographical, historical, and vertical dimensions of modernist studies. Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print will appeal not only to scholars and students of literary modernism, modern periodical studies, book history, print culture, media studies, history, art history, and museum studies but also to librarians, archivists, museum curators, and information science professionals.

The Book Buyer

A Monthly Review of American and Foreign Literature

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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