Category: Addenda

Tidbits, websites, links, photos, general information and humor.

Bibliofile

Bibliofile will be an occasional column at The Standard, which will present bits and pieces from around the world related to the love of books. Today’s offerings all come from Atlas Obscura, a website that features articles about sometimes little-known…

Bookplates: Thomas Bird Mosher

The bookplate Mosher used in books from his personal library was designed in 1897 by Frank R. Rathbun of Auburn, New York, with the designer’s monogram of an “F” with two “R’s” mirror imaged on either side. The bookplate was…

Yard Sale Tales

I had been selling books for just about a year, and was on a scouting trip. After a long unsuccessful, very hot morning of yard sales my last stop was one with a lot of cardboard boxes filled with books.…

Happy Hits

Isn’t the internet wonderful? Received a call from a customer who told me that he’d just visited a London bookshop. He was in search of a book, a biography of an English punter and racing identity. Imagine his surprise when…

A passion for books but not proofreading

Yesterday I received an email from AbeBooks which stated that I could save 48% on Stephan King’s Duma Key. Stephan King? It seems that Abe’s ‘Passion for Books’ doesn’t extend to proofreading. Maybe I’m being overly critical but this is a…

MacIntosh Books and Paper

MacIntosh Books and Paper 2365 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL http://www.beachhunter.net/advertising/Sanibel/macintosh_books_and_paper.htm We made a wonderful jaunt to Sanibel Island in June and stumbled upon this cheery establishment where Susan and Jennifer sell swell books by the seashore. I doubt if I…

Bookplates: W. B. Brandt & Co.

From the inside front cover of A Treatise on Fine Arts by W. B. Brandt et al (W. B. Brandt & Co., 1930). Not much publishing information, other than this is Copy 871 of an unknown limitation. This is an…