"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!

Special Collections: Fine Bindings ~ Fairies and Fairy Tales ~ Terror and Madness ~ Poetry ~ Food, Drink and Apothecary ~ Science Fiction ~ Illuminations, Lettering and Hand-Coloring ~ Magic ~ Supernatural and Occult ~ Alchemy ~ Science and Technical ~ Maritime ~ Costumes ~ Humor ~ Children's books ~ Legend of King Arthur ~ Americana ~ 18th Century ~ 19th Century

Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
October, 1961. Cover art by Chesley Bonestell.

B-A Note: I was corresponding this morning with a co-worker by the last name of Bergeron. This made me think of Vonnegut’s dystopian short story “Harrison Bergeron”, first published in the October 1961 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and later republished in Vonnegut’s short-story collection “Welcome to the Monkey House”.

Many thanks to Belated Nerd for actually having an image of this issue. The internet is truly a marvellous thing! Belated Nerd is a great site for pop culture history fans. Check it out and enjoy.

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