Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Not to be taken from this room
An Oxford Anthology of English Prose. Chosen and edited by Arnold Whitridge and John Wendell Dodds. Oxford University Press, New York (1936). 950 pages. $2.50.
The One Volume Kipling. Authorized. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., New York (1935). 1,030 pages. $2.00.
The Complete Works of Homer. The Iliad done into English prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, Ernest Myers. The Odyssey done into English prose by S.H. Butcher (an omen, perhaps?) and Andrew Lang. The Modern Library, New York. No year given. 800-some-odd pages. $2.00. Was once in the student’s bookstore at S.F. State College.
Within the Tides. Tales by Joseph Conrad. Complete Works, Vol. X, Kent Edition. Doubleday, Page & Company, New York (1926). 211 pages. $2.00.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts for 1956. Edited by Harry Hansen. Seventy-first year of publication. Published by New York World-Telegram and Sun. Discarded from the Rogue Community College Library reference section, despite the warning, “Not to be taken from this room.” Tiny type. 896 pages. $1.50.
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In the Forum: in the good old days, before e.l. and z.t.