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typographie:

9 leaves.39 lines, in Greek. (folio) 32x22 cm. (12¾x8¾”), modern cloth with paper cover label

Complete Book XVII from the first printing of the Works of Homer, a foundation work of Western literature and important in the history of typography. A rare opportunity to purchase a significant fragment from one of the great books from the first century of printing.

(Breaking the fourth wall to say: click through and look at the Greek pages in PBA’s high-res view, because they’re gorgeous and Tumblr doesn’t do them justice.)

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bookpatrol:

Mapping a Literary City

Using turn of the century maps of London as a jumping off point the designers of Dorothy devised this literary street map.

The map features “over 600 books from the history of English Literature (and a few favorites from further afield)”

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Jack can make even a movie tie-in cover look cool.

Jack can make even a movie tie-in cover look cool.

Jack drinkin Jim

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mortisia:

biblio-
a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek βιβλίο ( bibliography  ); on this model, used in the formation of compound words with the meaning “book” ( bibliophile  ), and sometimes with the meaning “Bible” ( bibliolatry,  on the model of idolatry  ).

mortisia:

biblio-

a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek βιβλίο ( bibliography  ); on this model, used in the formation of compound words with the meaning “book” ( bibliophile  ), and sometimes with the meaning “Bible” ( bibliolatry,  on the model of idolatry  ).

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harperperennial:

Daaaang, that is tight.

harperperennial:

Daaaang, that is tight.

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iandyouplay:

INCREDIBLE.

James Earl Jones reads Whitman.

What else is there. In the world.

Some of my favorite lines are in this recording. 

"All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.”

More here

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theparisreview:

“Telling a story, communicating an idea, capturing an emotion: these are all possible with words whatever their format.” 
Casey N. Cep on book art and The Last Bookstore.

theparisreview:

“Telling a story, communicating an idea, capturing an emotion: these are all possible with words whatever their format.” 

Casey N. Cep on book art and The Last Bookstore.

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Salinger left instructions to publish 5 more books in 2015:
1. “Story filled manual of Vedanta philosophy”
2. The Family Glass
3. The Last and Best of the Peter Pans (Caulfield Family novel)
4. WWII novella
5. A novel written during first marriage.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-26/j-dot-d-dot-salinger-will-publish-five-more-godd-no-mn-books

Salinger left instructions to publish 5 more books in 2015:

1. “Story filled manual of Vedanta philosophy”

2. The Family Glass

3. The Last and Best of the Peter Pans (Caulfield Family novel)

4. WWII novella

5. A novel written during first marriage.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-26/j-dot-d-dot-salinger-will-publish-five-more-godd-no-mn-books

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millionsmillions:

b  b”The books on this list range from the personal to the mythological to the journalistic, and some intertwine all three. They all depict a world of stark contrasts. There is danger here. There are hardscrabble heroes and self-made gods dripping with hubris. Each book is infused with the poetry of landscape, in which humans like Walter White and Jesse Pinkman try to craft their own story with what their realities have handed them.”
A Breaking Bad (and Beyond) Reading List by Lauren Eggert-Crowe

millionsmillions:

b  b”The books on this list range from the personal to the mythological to the journalistic, and some intertwine all three. They all depict a world of stark contrasts. There is danger here. There are hardscrabble heroes and self-made gods dripping with hubris. Each book is infused with the poetry of landscape, in which humans like Walter White and Jesse Pinkman try to craft their own story with what their realities have handed them.”

A Breaking Bad (and Beyond) Reading List by Lauren Eggert-Crowe