My main interest is in the biographical side of book collecting. The bookplate motto of famous collector A. Edward Newton exemplifies the spirit of it,"Sir, the biographical part of literature is what I love most." Stories of association copies, letters, manuscripts, and photographs are going to be added in abundance. Images will amplify the stories. This is a forum serious in nature but not blogged down in detailed collations, bibliographic minutia, or dry lists. All material is from my own collection unless otherwise noted. Please read, comment, and share. Amor librorum nos unit!
|Newton bookplate in his copy of Richard de Bury's Philobiblon. NY: The Grolier Club, 1889.|