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Jerry Morris
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The Demise of Lindmark's Book Shop, Poughkeepsie, New York
     I am an inquisitive book collector, always looking to find anything and everything about a copy of a book I own, right down to who sold it or who formerly owned it.  Take my copy of Trivia by Logan Pearsall Smith, No. 82 of 100 copies printed in a delu...
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<center>Researching the Provenance <br />of<br /> The Autograph Manuscript<br /> of <br />Dream Children; A Reverie</center>
There are many lovers of Charles Lamb who consider "Dream Children; a Reverie" to be his best essay.   It first appeared in print in the January 1822 issue of The London Magazine . It next appeared in the 1823 first edition of  Lamb's Elia essays under the ...
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<center>Notes and Queries Regarding the Authorship of O FOR A BOOKE</center>
O for a Booke and a shadie nooke, eyther in-a-doore or out ; With the greene leaves whisp'ring overhede, or the Streete cryes all about. Where I maie Reade all at my ease, both of the Newe and Olde ; For a jolie goode Booke whereon to looke, is better to me...
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<center>Not Just Any Old Pamphlet: A Preliminary Examination</center>
On my desk lays a pamphlet.  And not just any old pamphlet, although it is old.  The pamphlet contains two dictionary reviews that were published in 1828.  And the two reviews are reviews of a dictionary most dear to my heart:   Johnson's English Dictionary...
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<center>On Flying Home for Christmas: <br /> An American Airlines Misadventure</center>
Dear Once-Valued Airline, I must be getting old.  I can remember the days when American Airlines went the extra mile to make its fliers happy.   I was on one flight where the pilot announced that there would be a short delay:  they were waiting for passenge...
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<center>The Real Meaning of the Supreme Court Sufferage of Voter ID Laws </center>
From the Oxford English Dictionary From the American Heritage Dictionary From the Collins English Dictionary
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<center>Some Auspicious Biblio-Sleuthing </center>
Auspicious :  Having omens of success.                    Johnson's Dictionary I love researching the provenance of my books.  And I'm usually researching the names of the former owners of my books.  But in the case of The Wish ,  I already knew the name of...
Some Auspicious Biblio-Sleuthing
Some Auspicious Biblio-Sleuthing
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<center> About <br /> Bibliomites, <br />Biblionotes,<br /> and<br /> Walter "Wally" Harris </center>
These illustrations, my friends, are not illustrations of bibliomites. They are illustrations of an Anobium hirtum – a bookworm, and a French one at that. Sir William Osler commissioned the artist Horace Knight to draw illustrations of the specimen of a ...
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<center>Is America Lost in the <strike>Fun</strike>house?</center>
A funhouse is normally a place of amusement.  But for the main character in John Barth's story, "Lost in the Funhouse," it is a place of fear .   And for John Q. Citizen,  in the ongoing government shutdown, the House of Representatives has become a place o...
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