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Libraries and Reading

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The Public Library of Victoria 1856 - 1956
1 The Public Library of Victoria 1856 - 1956
Melbourne The Public Library of Victoria 1956 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Large 0ctavo 
146 pp. Unclipped dustjacket. Small chip to upper edge of half-title page. Faint stain to lower edge of front cloth board. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Colour frontis. Plates of book pages and covers in the collection, with commentary. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, Baker, Nicholson
2 Baker, Nicholson Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
London Vintage 2002 0099429039 / 9780099429036 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
370 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. Black-and-white plates. "A blistering and thoroughly idiosyncratic exposé of how libraries are destroying our historical records in order to 'save' them. An incantation to bring back the dead." -- New York Times Book Review 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Library: An Unquiet History, Battles, Matthew
3 Battles, Matthew Library: An Unquiet History
London Vintage 2004 0099437074 / 9780099437079 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
245 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. "A slim history of the library that speaks volumes." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Choosing Books for Children, Becker, May Lamberton
4 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
5 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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A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners, Bridge, Carl
6 Bridge, Carl A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners
Adelaide Wakefield Press in association with the State Library of South Australia 1986 0949268313 / 9780949268310 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
266 pp. Short closed tear to base of backstrip panel of unclipped dustjacket. Light stains and scuffing to upper edge of text block. Slight mustiness. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Carefully researched but surprisingly entertaining, the product of a focus on people and their books." 
Price: 18.00 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
7 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.
8 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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This is Not the End of the Book: A conversation curated by Jean-Philippe de Tonnac, Eco, Umberto, and Jean-Claude Carrière. Translated from the French by  Polly McLean
9 Eco, Umberto, and Jean-Claude Carrière. Translated from the French by Polly McLean This is Not the End of the Book: A conversation curated by Jean-Philippe de Tonnac
London Harvill Secker 2011 1846554519 / 9781846554513 First Hard Cover Fine Good Octavo 
336 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Book is as new. "Original, self-deprecating, witty -- a treat for all bibliophiles." -- Stern 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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10 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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The Pleasure of Reading, Fraser, Antonia (editor)
11 Fraser, Antonia (editor) The Pleasure of Reading
London Bloomsbury 1992 0747508135 / 9780747508137 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Quarto 
251 pp. Light wear (small creases) to upper edge of unclipped dustjacket. Tape shadows to front and back free endpapers. Endpapers are decorated with the signatures of all of the contributors -- authors and illustrators -- to the book. (Which could make this a good reference to check on your signed firsts collection.) Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Contributors include, among many others, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Doris Lessing, Jan Morris, J.G. Ballard, Edna O'Brien, A.S. Byatt, Tom Stoppard, Margaret Atwood, Melvyn Bragg, Alan Hollinghurst, and Jeanette Winterson. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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A Novelist on Novels, George, W.L
12 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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Collection Development for Australian Libraries. 2d edition, Gorman, G.E., and J. Kennedy
13 Gorman, G.E., and J. Kennedy Collection Development for Australian Libraries. 2d edition
Wagga Wagga, NSW Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University-Riverina 1994 094906016X / 9780949060167 Second Edition Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
545 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Banned Books: Informal Notes on Some Books Banned for Various Reasons at Various Times and in Various Places, Haight, Anne Lyon
14 Haight, Anne Lyon Banned Books: Informal Notes on Some Books Banned for Various Reasons at Various Times and in Various Places
London George Allen & Unwin 1955 Revised Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo 
172 pp. General and edgewear to unevenly price-clipped dustjacket. offsetting to endpapers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Upper edge of text block tinted blue. Some pencilled notes and previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "This chronological list of books banned from 387 B.C. to 1954 shows the trend of censorship throughout the years and the change in thought and taste. The cases cited demonstrate that any guess as to the danger of particular books looks silly and vapid in the next decades, especially as the emphasis shifted from heresy to sedition and now to obscenity. Based on the 1935 edition, it is a major contribution to the cause of Freedom for Books. A great deal of interesting and wryly surprising material is included." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Children and Literature: Views and Reviews, Haviland, Virginia
15 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
16 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.
17 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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Into the Looking Glass Wood: Essays on Words and the World, Manguel, Alberto
18 Manguel, Alberto Into the Looking Glass Wood: Essays on Words and the World
,London Bloomsbury 1999 0747543429 / 9780747543428 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
272 pp. Light wear to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. "'For me, words on a page give the world coherence. Words tell us what we, as a society, believe the world to be. I telieve there is an ethic of reading, a responsibility in how we read, a commitment that is both political and private in the act of turning the pages. And I believe that sometimes, beyond the author's intentions and beyond the reader's hopes, a book can make us better and wiser.' So begins Alberto Manguel's exploration of the links that exist between the world and the words we choose to name it." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons, Mankoff, Bob, editor
19 Mankoff, Bob, editor The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons
New York Pocket Books 2000 0671035576 / 9780671035570 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Square Octavo 
105 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Book is as new. "Here is a long-awaited and wholly unprecedented comic takedown of that loftiest of all cultural arenas, the world of belles lettres." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Thesaurus, Moorcroft, Heather, and Alana Garwood
20 Moorcroft, Heather, and Alana Garwood Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Thesaurus
Canberra National Library of Australia 1997 0642106835 / 9780642106834 First Paperback Near Fine Quarto 
79 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Internally as new. Thesaurus, Glossary, References. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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