Small list of books about books
Posted January 25, 2013on:
Last year, I read Anne Fadiman’s Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. The book is a nice, little collection of essays on books and reading. At the end of the book, Fadiman provides a list of books for further reading. I am jotting down here some of the titles from that list to read later. For some, it may take me some time to find, but there is no rush.
- Holbrook Jackson, The Book about Books: The Anatomy of Bibliomania.
- Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy. (not quite sure why I jotted this down at the time, but Fadiman lists it. I may choose to read it or not).
- Holbrook Jackson, ed., Bookman’s Pleasure.
- Alexander Ireland, The Book-Lover’s Enchiridion.
- Gerald Donaldson, Books.
- Laura Furman and Elinore Standard, eds., Bookworms.
- Steven Gilbar, ed., Reading in Bed.
- Marshall Brooks, The Romance of the Book.
- Dale Warren, What is a Book?
- William Targ, ed., Bouillabaisse for Bibliophiles and Carrousel for Bibliophiles.
- Vincent Starrett, Penny Wise and Book Foolish.
- W.E. Gladstone, On books and the housing of them.
As of this writing I see that my library has some of them, which is good. I also see that for the ones that I would need to do ILL, that they are in libraries nearby, so I should be able to get them relatively soon once I request them, which is also good.