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The Library

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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger P...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1892)
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Yasmin
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A sort of manual on the care and procuring of books in the Victorian era. He's all about fetishisation of a book's form rather than admiring its actual contents*, but there are charming moments and bits of poetry tucked in.

*Just like women!--Lang is a typical Victorian, so there's a segment in which he describes how women just can't understand why their husbands spend so much money on books, et cetera.
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Andrew Gabriel Lang was a prolific Scots man of letters. He was a poet, novelist, and literary critic, and a contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.
The Andrew Lang Lectures at St. Andrews University are named for him. He also rewrote the famous The 12 Dancing Princesses, originally done by the Grimm Brothers. Andrew Lang did the French version.
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