D. J. McAdam

Where the World Goes for Free Advice

The Library

by Andrew Lang

 

Contents:

AN APOLOGY FOR THE BOOK-HUNTER

THE LIBRARY

THE BOOKS OF THE COLLECTOR

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

 

 antique book

  

Books, books again, and books once more!
These are our theme, which some miscall
Mere madness, setting little store
By copies either short or tall.

But you, O slaves of shelf and stall!
We rather write for you that hold
Patched folios dear, and prize “the small,
Rare volume, black with tarnished gold.”

 

 

Also by this same author: Books and Bookmen

 


 

 

 

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