The Book Lovers' Miscellany

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The Book Lovers' Miscellany

The Book Lovers' Miscellany

  • Author: Claire Cock-Starkey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781851244713
  • Category: Books
  • Page: 132
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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.

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  • Author: Dutton, E. P. & Company
  • Publisher: N.A
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A Museum Miscellany

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A Museum Miscellany

A Museum Miscellany

  • 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.

The Emerald, or Miscellany of literature

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The Emerald, or Miscellany of literature

The Emerald, or Miscellany of literature

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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A Miscellany for Word Lovers

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A Miscellany for Word Lovers

A Miscellany for Word Lovers

Origins, Meanings & Quizzes

  • Author: Robin Hosie,Vic Mayhew
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472110153
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
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More than 100 vocabulary-building quizzes make up the core of the book, with shorter sections on: * The fascinating origins of words * Quotes and misquotes * Slang, dialects and secret languages * Unforgettable Adverts, Famous Lines from Novels and Movies * Newspeak, Basic English, spelling reform * Malapropisms, politicians' blunders and 'mispeakings' * Mnemonics and other memory joggers * Palindromes and anagrams * Semaphore. Morse, tic-tac, hand gestures and other ways of speaking without words Entry after entry explores the byways, oddities and curiosities of the English language.

Bibliophile

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Bibliophile

Bibliophile

An Illustrated Miscellany

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 145216827X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 224
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Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in: Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books Sampling the most famous fictional meals Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers. If you have read or own: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

Circular

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Circular

Circular

  • Author: Lehigh University. Institute of Research
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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The Music Lover's Miscellany

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The Music Lover's Miscellany

The Music Lover's Miscellany

  • 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.