A Long Way from the Armstrong Beer Parlour - A Life in Rare Books: Essays by Richard Landon.
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large octavo, 440 pp. In 1967 Richard Landon (1942 - 2011) joined the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (later the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library) at the University of Toronto and quickly established his reputation as a collector, both institutionally and personally. He took great pride in the growth of the research collections under his care and delighted in sharing the stories of wonderful acquisitions in lectures, exhibition catalogues, and other publications. This volume brings together a selection of these writings chosen and edited by Marie Elena Korey, Richards wife and partner in his Life in Rare Books. She also has provided an introduction on his life and writings and compiled a checklist of his publications. Beginning with a piece on R.B. McKerrows An Introduction to Bibliography as an inspirational book, the first section forms a sort of autobiography, with contributions from The Halcyon, the newsletter of the Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library; memoirs of antiquarian bookseller Franklin Gilliam and Fisher Library benefactors Edgar and Elizabeth Collard; and A Personal Miscellany from Bibliophilia scholastica floreat, a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Toronto. Under 'Bibliography and Book History' are essays on topics such as the bibliography of Canadian literature in English; the work of Canadian graphic artist Thoreau MacDonald; the narratives of Canadian political exiles in Australia; the textual complexities of Charles Darwins publications; literary forgery; the career of Richard Garnett; and the history of bibliography. 'Collecting and the Antiquarian Book Trade' includes papers on James Edwards and James Lackington and the antiquarian book trade in England in the eighteenth century; the development and disposition of the collections of Thomas Grenville, Lord Amherst of Hackney, William Morris, and Frederick Locker-Lampson; the collecting of the history of science as exemplified in the Galileo collection of Stillman Drake and the Hannah collection in the History of Medicine, both at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library; and the significance of provenance research. New in new dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24208
Title: A Long Way from the Armstrong Beer Parlour -...
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press; Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library,, New Castle, DE; Toronto:
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: boards in dust jacket.
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