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Libraries and Reading

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Choosing Books for Children, Becker, May Lamberton
1 Becker, May Lamberton Choosing Books for Children
London Oxford University Press 1937 First Hard Cover Good Good 12 mo 
256 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. A few chips and stains, spine lightly sunned. Faint stains to worn cloth boards. Foxing to edges of text block. Upper edge tinted. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. A little foxing to first few pages and very occasionally in the text, otherwise internally unmarked; solidly bound. "It is time for parents (and uncles, aunts and godparents) to stop buying cheap and ephemeral books for children." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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On Learning to Read: The Child's Fascination with Meaning, Bettelheim, Bruno, and Karen Zelan
2 Bettelheim, Bruno, and Karen Zelan On Learning to Read: The Child's Fascination with Meaning
London Thames & Hudson 1982 First British Hard cover Very Good Good Octavo 
306 pp. General and edgewear, including a few chips and small tears, to unclipped dustjacket. Wear to upper edge of book boards. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Here is a refreshingly powerful vision of the true value of reading, applied to a critical evaluation of the way we teach children to read." 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age, Birkerts, Sven
3 Birkerts, Sven The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age
Boston and London Faber & Faber 1994 057119849X / 9780571198498 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
x, 231 pp. Very light general and edgewear to unclipped dj. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. "...a blistering indictment of what [Birkerts] sees as our willingness to strike a Faustian pact with a seductive devil." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Color of Melancholy: The Uses of Books in the Fourteenth Century, Cerquiglini-Toulet, Jacqueline. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
4 Cerquiglini-Toulet, Jacqueline. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane The Color of Melancholy: The Uses of Books in the Fourteenth Century
Baltimore and London Johns Hopkins University Press 1997 0801853818 / 9780801853814 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
xxi, 186 pp. Light wrinkling to edges of unclipped dw; upper corners of flaps are creased. Light dusting to upper edge of text block. Tiny dents in lower edges of blue boards. Internally as new. Series: Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society. "...explores the subject of books and literate culture during the period in which vernacular literature began to displace Latin as the medium of intellectual discourse." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Collected Papers: Cultural, Textual and Biographical Essays on Medieval Topics, Denholm-Young, N.
5 Denholm-Young, N. Collected Papers: Cultural, Textual and Biographical Essays on Medieval Topics
Cardiff University of Wales Press 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
vi, 317 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dj. A few small splotches to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. Essays include "Richard de Bury and the Liber Epistolaris", "The Merchant of Cahors", "Walter of Henley", "The Mappa Mundi of Richard de Haldingham at Hereford", "The Song of Cerlaverock and the Parliamentary Roll of Arms", and many others. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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6 Ellis, Judith A., editor Selected Essays in Electronic Recordkeeping in Australia
O'Connor, ACT, Australia Australian Society of Archivists 2000 0947219153 / 9780947219154 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
v, 187 pp. A few tiny chips to corners of covers; one page has been dog-eared. All else as new. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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A Novelist on Novels, George, W.L
7 George, W.L A Novelist on Novels
London Collins 1918 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
245 pp. General and edgewear to blue cloth boards. Edges of text block browned, with one or two small splotches. Prev. owner's details pencilled to ffep. Small shop sticker ("Maruzen Old Books Dep't") to rear pastedown. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Children and Literature: Views and Reviews, Haviland, Virginia
8 Haviland, Virginia Children and Literature: Views and Reviews
Glenview, Illinois Scott, Foresman 1973 0673076768 / 9780673076762 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
461 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine lightly sunned. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Previous owner's name inked to first page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe, Hurlimann, Bettina. Translated and edited by Brian W. Alderson
9 Hurlimann, Bettina. Translated and edited by Brian W. Alderson Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe
London Oxford University Press 1967 First English Language Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
297 pp. Light general and edgewear, including a little chipping, to price-clipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Colour and b/w plates. Bibliography, index. "A personal survey written in a lively rather than academic style, but one which represents an important contribution to the bibliography of children's books. The aspects of children's literature covered include nursery rhymes, fairy tales, nonsense, fantasy and reality, cowboys and Indians, photography, politics and picture-books." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Fiction and the Reading Public, Leavis, Q. D.
10 Leavis, Q. D. Fiction and the Reading Public
London Chatto & Windus 1965 Reissue Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
348 pp. Board corners a little curled, strange ghostly polkadots to back board. Dust foxing to upper edge of text block; a little scuffing to lower edge. Two or three light pencil underlinings in Introduction, all else seems to be unmarked. Solidly bound. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Cool Web: The Pattern of Children's Reading, Meek, Margaret, Aidan Warlow, Griselda Barton (editors)
11 Meek, Margaret, Aidan Warlow, Griselda Barton (editors) The Cool Web: The Pattern of Children's Reading
London Bodley Head Ltd. 1978 0370301447 / 9780370301440 Reissue Paperback Very Good Octavo 
427 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. A little faint scuffing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Bibliography, Index. Contributions from academics and children's authors including C. S. Lewis, Philippa Pearce, Beatrix Potter, Alan Garner, Enid Blyton, William Golding, and Maurice Sendak, among others. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Treasures from the World's Great Libraries, National Library of Australia
12 National Library of Australia Treasures from the World's Great Libraries
Canberra National Library of Australia 2002 0642107394 / 9780642107398 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Quarto 
192 pp. A little scuffing to edges of text block. Catalogue to accompany the exhibit at the NLA, Canberra, in 2001. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Best of Books for Keeps: Highlights from the Leading Children's Book Magazine, Powling, Chris (editor)
13 Powling, Chris (editor) The Best of Books for Keeps: Highlights from the Leading Children's Book Magazine
London The Bodley Head 1994 0370319052 / 9780370319056 First Hard Cover Very Good Octavo 
265 pp. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Contributors' Biographies; A Skeleton Book List. "Covering a wealth of issues, from a lighthearted look at 'The Permanence of Pooh' to an in-depth discussion of just what it is that makes a 'children's classic', plus many encounters with favourite authors along the way, it really is a collection to be treasured." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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14 Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur On The Art of Reading
London Cambridge University Press 1933 First Great Britain Hard Cover Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
224 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not price clipped but has stains and some edgewear, including closed tears and a few small chips, especially at corners and extremities of backstrip. Green cloth boards a little worn at edges, spine a little canted. Very occasional light foxing throughout, otherwise internally clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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