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"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle

Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!

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The Possessed
Fyodor Dostoevsky. New York: Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club, 1959
Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg

Binding: Full linen by the Russell-Rutter Company — red for the first vol., and blue for the second — with a design by Eichenberg of horses and riders printed in black, stamped in gold and silver, housed in a black slipcase with silver label. Limited to 1500 copies, of which this is no. 671, it carries an introduction by Marc Slonim and contains24 full-page engravings (including the two frontispieces) by Fritz Eichenberg, who has signed the colophon. The illustrations were reproduced by the Meriden Gravure Company and the typography was designed by Peter Oldenburg.

B-A Note: After yesterday’s lovely Jane Eyre cover, I just couldn’t resist another volume illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg.

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    Demonic piggies! The art reminds me of Hans Arnold.
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    One day I will actually read this book all the way through instead of just the excerpts we read in my Dostoyevsky...
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