The Book-Lover's Enchiridion: a Treasury of Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books, Gathered from the Writings of the Greatest Thinkers, from Cicero, Petrarch, and Montaigne, to Carlyle, Emerson, and Ruskin

By: Ireland, Alexander

Price: NZ$135.00

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


"Fifth edition, revised and further enlarged". Xviii, [ii], 511 pages. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering and illustration on spine and front board. Top page edges gilt. Dimensions: 6 7/8" by 4 5/8". Spine faded. Some rubbing to edges of spine and boards. Provenance: Bookplates on front endpaper of Pat Lawlor and Robert Hughes. Pat Lawlor mentions this copy in his own book "Books and Bookmen" - "There are many editions of The Enchiridion. They grew in size and in content as edition followed edition. [. . .] The popularity of the book tempted Ireland to disclose his name, to add to the subject matter and to increase the size so that my second copy (1888) proclaims that it is the fifth edition 'revised and further enlarged'. [...] Although fond of the neat copy of the fifth edition with its brownish red cloth and gold embellishments I longed for a copy of the rare large paper issue. Eventually it came my way as many bookish treasures do [. . .]" - "Books and Bookmen", by Lawlor, Pat (1954) pp. 4-5.; 12mo

Title: The Book-Lover's Enchiridion: a Treasury of Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books, Gathered from the Writings of the Greatest Thinkers, from Cicero, Petrarch, and Montaigne, to Carlyle, Emerson, and Ruskin

Author Name: Ireland, Alexander

Categories: Other,

Edition: Fifth Edition

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 003031

Keywords: Bibliography Book Collecting Bibliomania