A Book for All Readers: Designed as an Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books, and the Formation of Public and Private Librarie


Author: Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376454413
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 516
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Facts and Figures Relating to Vancouver Island and British Columbia

Showing what to Expect and how to Get There
Author: Joseph Despard Pemberton
Publisher: London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts
ISBN: N.A
Category: British Columbia
Page: 171
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English Book Collectors (Classic Reprint)


Author: William Younger Fletcher
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780484217071
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 490
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Excerpt from English Book Collectors My friend, Mr. Walter Stanley Graves, has in an appendix to this volume compiled a list of the principal sales of libraries in this country from an early period to the present time, which will be found to supply useful information about many of those collectors who are not otherwise mentioned in the book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A History of American Literature Since 1870


Author: Fred Lewis Pattee
Publisher: D. APPLETON-CENTURY COMPANY
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: 468
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A History of American Literature Since 1870 It has been our object to determine this new period and to study its distinguishing characteristics. We have divided the literary history of the century into three periods, denominating them as the Knickerbocker Period, the New England Period, and the National Period, and we have made the last to begin shortly after the close of the Civil War with those new forces and new ideals and broadened views that grew out of that mighty struggle. The field is a new one: no other book and no chapter of a book has ever attempted to handle it as a unit. It is an important one: it is our first really national period, all-American, autochthonic. It was not until after the war that our writers ceased to imitate and looked to their own land for material and inspiration. The amount of its literary product has been amazing. There have been single years in which have been turned out more volumes than were produced during all of the Knickerbocker Period. The quality of this output has been uniformly high. In 1902 a writer in Harper's Weekly while reviewing a book by Stockton dared even to say: "He belonged to that great period between 1870 and 1890 which is as yet the greatest in our literary history, whatever the greatness of any future time may be." The statement is strong, but it is true. Despite Lowell's statement, it was not until after the Civil War that America achieved in any degree her literary independence. One can say of the period what one may not say of earlier periods, that the great mass of its writings could have been produced nowhere else but in the United States. They are redolent of the new spirit of America: they are American literature. In our study of this new national period we have considered only those authors who did their first distinctive work before 1892. Of that large group of writers born after the beginning of the period and borne into their work by forces that had little connection with the great primal impulses that came from the Civil War and the expansion period that followed, we have said nothing. We have given the names of a few of them at the close of chapter 17, but their work does not concern our study. We have limited ourselves also by centering our attention upon the three literary forms, poetry, fiction, and the essay. History we have neglected largely for the reasons given at the opening of chapter 18, and the drama for the reason that before 1892 there was produced no American drama of any literary value.

A History of Booksellers

The Old and the New
Author: Henry Curwen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108021433
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 526
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First published in 1874, A History of Booksellers illustrates the close relationship between publishers, authors and their public. Curwen develops his theme by means of anecdotal and entertaining studies of individual British publishing houses, mostly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a brief survey of earlier periods.

Nature Through Microscope & Camera


Author: Richard Kerr
Publisher: King Press
ISBN: 1409706591
Category: Science
Page: 328
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Oh, there are curious things of which men know As yet but little Searets lying hid Within all natural objects. Be they shells, Which ocean - 0th off her billows, Or the low sand or flowers, or tireea, or grasses, Covering the earth rich metale or bright ores Beneath the surface. He who findeth out Those secret things hath a fair right to gladness For he hsth well performed, and doth awake Another note of praise on Natures hsrp To hymn her Great Creator. To the Natural Philosopher there is no natural object that is unimportant or trifling from the l of Natures works he may learn the greatest lessons.-Srrr J. B. W. HEBBCHEL.

Old Books, New Technologies

The Representation, Conservation and Transformation of Books since 1700
Author: David McKitterick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107355613
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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As we rely increasingly on digital resources, and libraries discard large parts of their older collections, what is our responsibility to preserve 'old books' for the future? David McKitterick's lively and wide-ranging study explores how old books have been represented and interpreted from the eighteenth century to the present day. Conservation of these texts has taken many forms, from early methods of counterfeiting, imitation and rebinding to modern practices of microfilming, digitisation and photography. Using a comprehensive range of examples, McKitterick reveals these practices and their effects to address wider questions surrounding the value of printed books, both in terms of their content and their status as historical objects. Creating a link between historical approaches and the emerging technologies of the future, this book furthers our understanding of old books and their significance in a world of emerging digital technology.

Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

the Evolution
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: VM eBooks
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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VOLUME I PREFACE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN. VOLUME I. CHAPTER 1.I. — THE DARWIN FAMILY. CHAPTER 1.II. — AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER 1.III. — REMINISCENCES OF MY FATHER'S EVERYDAY LIFE. CHAPTER 1.IV. — CAMBRIDGE LIFE. CHAPTER 1.V. — THE APPOINTMENT TO THE 'BEAGLE.' CHAPTER 1.VI. — THE VOYAGE. CHAPTER 1.VII. — LONDON AND CAMBRIDGE. 1836-1842. CHAPTER 1.VIII. — RELIGION. CHAPTER 1.IX. — LIFE AT DOWN. 1842-1854. CHAPTER 1.X. — THE GROWTH OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' Chapter I. "On the kind of intermediateness necessary, and the number Chapter II. "The gradual appearance and disappearance of organic Chapter III. "Geographical Distribution." Corresponds to Chapters XI. Chapter IV. "Affinities and Classification of Organic beings." Chapter V. "Unity of Type," Morphology, Embryology. Chapter VI. Rudimentary Organs. These three chapters correspond to Chapter XII. of the 'Origin.' Chapter VII. Recapitulation and Conclusion. The final sentence of the CHAPTER 1.XI. — THE GROWTH OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' LETTERS, 1843-1856. CHAPTER 1.XII. — THE UNFINISHED BOOK. MAY 1856 TO JUNE 1858. CHAPTER 1. XIII. — THE WRITING OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' JUNE 18, 1858, TO NOVEMBER, 1859. CHAPTER 1.XIV. — BY PROFESSOR HUXLEY. ON THE RECEPTION OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' VOLUME II. CHAPTER 2.I. — THE PUBLICATION OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' OCTOBER 3, 1859, TO DECEMBER 31, 1859. CHAPTER 2.II. — THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES' (continued). 1860. CHAPTER 2.III. — SPREAD OF EVOLUTION. 1861-1862. CHAPTER 2.IV. — THE SPREAD OF EVOLUTION. 'VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS' CHAPTER 2.V. — THE PUBLICATION OF THE 'VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION.' JANUARY 1867, TO JUNE 1868. CHAPTER 2.VI. — WORK ON 'MAN.' 1864-1870. CHAPTER 2.VII. — PUBLICATION OF THE 'DESCENT OF MAN.' WORK ON 'EXPRESSION.' CHAPTER 2.VIII. — MISCELLANEA CHAPTER 2.IX. — MISCELLANEA (continued) CHAPTER 2.X. — FERTILISATION OF FLOWERS. CHAPTER 2.XI. — THE 'EFFECTS OF CROSS- AND SELF-FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM.' CHAPTER 2.XII. — 'DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES.' 1877. CHAPTER 2.XIII. — CLIMBING AND INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS. CHAPTER 2.XIV. — THE 'POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS.' 1880. CHAPTER 2.XV. — MISCELLANEOUS BOTANICAL LETTERS. 1873-1882. CHAPTER 2.XVI. — CONCLUSION.

Life and Scientific Work of Peter Guthrie Tait


Author: Cargill Gilston Knott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107494923
Category: Science
Page: 398
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Originally published in 1911, this book contains a collection of many of the scientific papers of the Scottish mathematical physicist Peter Guthrie Tait. The work begins with a brief biography of Tait, and the papers included cover some of Tait's most famous research interests, including knot theory and the physics of golf. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the work of Tait in particular.

Consuming Fantasies

Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920
Author: Lise Sanders
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0814210171
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 279
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"In Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920, Lise Shapiro Sanders examines the cultural significance of the shopgirl - both historical figure and fictional heroine - from the end of Queen Victoria's reign through the First World War. As the author reveals, the shopgirl embodied the fantasies associated with a growing consumer culture: romantic adventure, upward mobility, and the acquisition of material goods. Reading novels such as George Gissing's The Odd Women and W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage as well as short stories, musical comedies, and films, Sanders argues that the London shopgirl appeared in the midst of controversies over sexual morality and the pleasures and dangers of London itself. Sanders explores the shopgirl's centrality to modern conceptions of fantasy, desire, and everyday life for working women and argues for her as a key figure in cultural and social histories of the period. This study will appeal to scholars, students, and enthusiasts of Victorian and Edwardian life and literature."--BOOK JACKET.

Manual of Library Economy


Author: James Duff Brown
Publisher: Husband Press
ISBN: 1443741779
Category: History
Page: 436
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... (6) Columns for Discount on Purchases and Discount on Notes on the same side of the Cash Book; (c) Columns for Discount on Sales and Cash Sales on the debit side of the Cash Book; (d) Departmental columns in the Sales Book and in the Purchase Book. Controlling Accounts.--The addition of special columns in books of original entry makes possible the keeping of Controlling Accounts. The most common examples of such accounts are Accounts Receivable account and Accounts Payable account. These summary accounts, respectively, displace individual customers' and creditors' accounts in the Ledger. The customers' accounts are then segregated in another book called the Sales Ledger or Customers' Ledger, while the creditors' accounts are kept in the Purchase or Creditors' Ledger. The original Ledger, now much reduced in size, is called the General Ledger. The Trial Balance now refers to the accounts in the General Ledger. It is evident that the task of taking a Trial Balance is greatly simplified because so many fewer accounts are involved. A Schedule of Accounts Receivable is then prepared, consisting of the balances found in the Sales Ledger, and its total must agree with the balance of the Accounts Receivable account shown in the Trial Balance. A similar Schedule of Accounts Payable, made up of all the balances in the Purchase Ledger, is prepared, and it must agree with the balance of the Accounts Payable account of the General Ledger." The Balance Sheet.--In the more elementary part of the text, the student learned how to prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the purpose of disclosing the net capital of an enterprise. In the present chapter he was shown how to prepare a similar statement, the Balance Sheet. For all practical...

Field Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Europe


Author: Alison Linton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781921517730
Category:
Page: 224
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Dickens and Popular Entertainment


Author: Paul Schlicke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134997256
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Dickens and Popular Entertainment is the first extended study of this vital aspect of Dicken's life and work. Ranging widely through showmen's memoirs, playbills, advertisements, journals, drawings and imaginative literature, Paul Schlicke explores the ways in which Dickens channelled his love of entertainment into incomparable artistry. Circus, fair, theatre and street performances provided the novelist with subject matter and with the sources of imaginative stimulus essential to his art. Splendidly illustrated with nineteenth-century engravings, many reprinted here for the first time, this study offers a challenging reassessment of Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop and Hard Times. It shows the important place entertainment held in Dicken's journalism and presents an illuminating perspective on the public readings which dominated the last twelve years of his life.

A Book for All Readers


Author: Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781409948445
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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Ainsworth Rand Spofford (1825-1908) was the sixth United States Librarian of Congress, serving from 1864 to 1897. At age 19 he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became a bookseller, publisher, and newspaper man. In 1851, in response to the Fugitive Slave Law, he published the pamphlet The Higher Law: Tried by Reason and Authority. In 1859 he became associate editor of the Cincinnati Commercial. While in Washington D. C. in 1861, shortly after reporting on the Battle of Bull Run for the Cincinnati Commercial, Spofford accepted the position of Chief Assistant Librarian of Congress. He is generally credited with overseeing the expansion of the Library from a Congressional resource into a national institution. During Spofford's tenure, the Library expanded from over 60,000 items to more than one million. During the late 1860's, Spofford convinced Congress to allow the Library of Congress to become the repository for international documents. One of his greatest feats was the copyright law of 1870. His other works include: The Library of Choice Literature (jointly edited) (1882) and A Book for All Readers (1900).

A History of Nineteenth Century Literature - (1780-1895)


Author: George Saintsbury
Publisher: Warren Press
ISBN: 1445538180
Category:
Page: 488
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Nests and eggs of familiar British birds


Author: Henry Gardiner Adams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Letters of Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake


Author: Lady Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake,Julie Sheldon
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846311942
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 662
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This year marks the bicentennial of the English writer, translator, critic and amateur artist Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake (1809–93). The Letters of Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake brings together a comprehensive collection of her surviving correspondence and reveals significant new material about this extraordinary Victorian figure. Rigby wrote on a variety of subjects, most notably reviews of works and authors such as Jane Eyre, Vanity Fair, Ruskin, Coleridge, and Madame de Staël, as well as art-related criticism, including one of the earliest critical texts on photography. Her lively correspondence here shows how this well-connected woman played such an important role in the Victorian art world.

Creatures of the Night a Book of Wild Life in Western Britain


Author: Alfred Wellesley Rees
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722005207
Category:
Page: 88
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Creatures of the Night A Book of Wild Life in Western Britain by Alfred Wellesley Rees I first saw Lutra, the otter-cub, while I was fishing late one summer night. Slow-moving clouds, breaking into fantastic shapes and spreading out great, threatening arms into the dark, ascended from the horizon and sailed northward under the moon and stars. Ever and anon, low down in the sky, Venus, like a clear-cut diamond suspended from one of its many twinkling points, glittered between the fringes of the clouds, or the white moon diffused soft light among the wreathing vapours that twisted and rolled athwart the heavens. In the shelter of the pines on the margin of the river, a ringdove, awakened by a bickering mate, fluttered from bough to bough; and his angry, muffled coo of defiance marred the stillness of the night. The gurgling call of a moorhen, mingling with the ripple of the stream over the ford, came from the reeds at a distant bend of the river. Nearer, the river, with varying cadence, rose and fell in uneven current over a rocky shelf, and then came on to murmur around me while I waded towards the edge of a deep, forbidding pool. In the smooth back-wash beyond the black cup of the pool a mass of gathered foam gleamed weirdly in the dark; and, further away, broad tangles of river-weed, dotted with the pale petals of countless flowers, floated on the shallow trout-reach extending from the village gardens to the cornfields below the old, grey church. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Victorian Poets


Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman
Publisher: Scholarly Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 521
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Amaury Alexandre Dumas Agustin Espinosa, 1844 Fiction; Classics; Fiction / Classics

English Men of Letters

Burke
Author: John Morley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789386874689
Category: Philosophy
Page: 202
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This book has been deemed as a classic and has stood the test of time. The book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations.