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January 4, 2011 | History

The book-lover's enchiridion 18 editions

Cover of: The book-lover's enchiridion by Alexander Ireland

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Some books are only cursorily to be tasted of. Namely first, voluminous books, the task of a man's life is to read them over; secondly, auxiliary books, only to be repaired to on occasions; thirdly, such as are mere pieces of formality, so that if you look upon them, you look through them; and he that peeps through the casement of the index, sees as much as if he were in the house. But the laziness of those cannot be excused who perfunctorily pass over authors of consequence, and only trade in their tables and contents. These, like city-cheaters, have gotten the names of all country gentlemen, make silly people believe they have long lived in those places where they never were, and flourish with skill in those authors they never seriously studied.
Thomas Fuller 1608-1661
Page 64, added by George. "This book is full of wonderful, historic reflections on books. Worth READING, not just perfunctorily passing."

18 editions First published in 1883

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1883, Simpkin, Marshall
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - [3d ed.]
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1883, Simpkin, Marshall]
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English
Cover of: The book-lover's enchiridion.
1883, Simpkin, Marshall & co., Printed by A. Ireland and co.]
The book-lover's enchiridion.
in English
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1883, Simpkin, Marshall
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - 3rd ed., with large additions.
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1883, Houghton, Mifflin
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - 3rd ed., with large additions.
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1883, Simpkin, Marshall
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - 3rd ed., with large additions. --
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1884, Simpkin, Marshall, W. & R. Chambers
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - [4th ed., rev. and enl.]
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1884, Simpkin and Marshall
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - 4th ed., rev. and enlarged.
Cover of: The book-lover's enchiridion
1884, Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.
The book-lover's enchiridion
Cover of: The book-lover's enchiridion
1884, Simpkin, Marshall & Co.
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English
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1884, Simpkin, Marshall & co. [etc.], Benjamin & Bell
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - [Fourth edition, revised and enlarged]
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1888, Simpkin, Marshall
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - 5th ed., rev. enl. --
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1888, Simpkin, Marshall, & co., W. & R. Chambers
The book-lover's enchiridion
- 5th ed. Rev. and further enlarged.
Cover of: The book-lover's enchiridion
1888, Simpkin
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English
Cover of: The book-lover's enchiridion
1888, Simpkin, Marshall, W. & R. Chambers
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - [5th ed., rev. and further enl.]
Cover of: The book-lover's enchiridion
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1969, Gale Research Co.
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English - [5th ed.]
Cover of: The book-lover's enchiridion
1969, Gale Research Co.
The book-lover's enchiridion
in English

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January 4, 2011 Edited by George Added excerpt. READ THIS BOOK. It's wunderbar.
May 5, 2010 Edited by EdwardBot add Accessible book tag
April 28, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the work.
January 15, 2010 Edited by WorkBot add subjects and covers
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