PROFESSOR I. GOLLANCZ, Litt.D.
ALTHOUGH The King's Classics are to be purchased for 1/6 net per volume, the series is unique in that
(1) the letterpress, paper, and binding are unapproached by any similar series.The "King's Classics" are printed on antique laid paper, 16mo. (6 X 4-1/2inches), gilt tops, and are issued in the following styles and prices. Each volume has a frontispiece, usually in photogravure.
(2) "Competent scholars in every case have supervised this series, which can therefore be received with confidence." – Athenaeum
Quarter bound, antique grey boards, 1/6 net.
Red Cloth, 1/6 net.
Quarter Vellum, grey cloth sides, 2/6 net.
Special three-quarter Vellum, Oxford side-papers, gilt tops, silkmarker, 5/- net.
***Nos. 2, 20 and 24 are double volumes. Price, Boards or Cloth, 3/-net; Quarter Vellum, 5/- net; special three-quarter Vellum, 7/6 net.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Why printed books will never disappear
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I wonder what 'Oxford side papers' wereReplyDelete
Thank you, Zed - on my search for an answer to your question, I discovered which book this was appended to - Sappho! But I was unable to help with an answer. Maybe a convenient space for learned professors to write critical comments for posterity?Delete
Who cares - let's have more SapphoDelete
It's this curiosity thing with me. I fix on things sometimes and it bugs me not to know.Delete
But in the grand scheme of things, yes – more Sappho. A panegyric for her lyric and a panacea for all ills. No more pills. [It's OK – I'll stop while I'm only this far behind.]
The sea of unknown things stretches to the far horizon, unmasterable, so large it is barely possible to comprehend.Delete
And that has a much wider application than Oxford side-papers, as I am discovering daily.Delete
I had actually forgotten that we used to write shillings with no pence that way! Anne PReplyDelete
I wondered if I should say for post-decimal people that five shillings - a handsome price in 1907 - was what was replaced by the 50c piece in Australia in 1966. The comparison is not fair of course, but it's an interesting one.Delete
Treasures. I can nearly smell those old books! The oldest ones I have are a 1917 Grimm's Fairytales (including a story titled 'The Man Who Couldn't Shudder"!)with beautiful illustrations,naturally, and"The White Cross" by Sarson C J Ingham (1909) a gothic romance I think, which I found somewhere in 2009 and bought because it was then 100 years old:)ReplyDelete
And my grandma's Bible, 1906, gilt edged and leather bound, of course..and my mother's 1936 'Anne of Green Gables', sigh. Thank you for inviting that indulgence, not that you intended to, no doubt. Delightfully nostalgic for me.
Julie M XX
The ancient illustrated one of my grandmother's that used to scare me witless when I was 8 or so was Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress with horrible dark etchings and misery depicted all through. These were supposed to be morally uplifting, I guess, but to me the Slough of Despond was a genuine peat bog with people getting dragged in and disappearing in the murk. I didn't see it as metaphorical at all. Maybe Grannie should have explained it to me.Delete