By William Targ. Price, $10.00, Pp. 507, with a few illustrations. The World Publishing Company, 2231 W. 110th St.,Cleveland 2, 1955.
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This book is precisely what the name implies and more, a really delightful and delicious omnium gatherum of all kinds of things to interest anyone who is fond of books. The interest is likely to run along in parallel with the interest in books. It is eclectic enough to suit all tastes. Its contents range from the William Dana Orcutt's Aldus Manutius which describes vividly the founder of the famed and fabulous Aldine Press, to Lawrence Blochman's The Aldine Folio Murders, and it includes such choice morsels as Ben Grauer's fascinating and exciting story of the rebirth of Bernal Diaz's True History, Charles Lamb's definition of a book collector, the Art of Bookkeeping, the Burning of Don Quixote's Books, Collecting Autographs, The Enemies of Books, Catalogitis, an essay on forming a library, and old Thomas Fuller's enchanting words on the Multiplicity of Books. This is an ideal gift for a
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