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COLLECTING THE FESTSCHRIFTS.

The following notes have been inspired by Brian Taylor’s call to arms–or was it a call to fall on one’s sword–in the issue of Biblionews (vol. 28, no. 1 (Mar. 2003)) about Jeff Bidgood’s comments on style. Style is both that battered old hat we like to wear at the bottom of the garden as … Continue reading

EXILIC CONSCIOUSNESS: P. NEVILLE BARNETT’S INNER STATE

The following article is an extract from a paper that I gave to the Book Collectors’ Society of Australia in Sydney, December 2003. It was part of the commemoration for the 50th Anniversary of the death of P. Neville Barnett and launch of the book of essays P. Neville Barnett. Australian Genius with Books.1 My … Continue reading

EDITORIAL

In the editorial to the last issue (June 2003) of Biblionews I indicated that this September issue would in all likelihood be made up of material from our Victorian branch collated by Richard Overell. However, after our waiting some time it seemed that Richard had not yet managed to get the requisite amount of material … Continue reading

BIBLIONEWS – INDEX FOR 2002

Numbers 333 & 334 (double issue), 335 and 336 In order to conserve space, where practicable, the reference (335:75 ) has been placed after the subject rather than under it. N.B. Booksellers, Libraries, Presses and Universities are listed under these headings and not separately A Voyage Round the World in 500 Days, 336:102-114 Abitbol, Chantal, … Continue reading

‘A Pound of Paper. Confessions of a Book Addict.’ By John Baxter.

London/New York: Doubleday, 417pp, 15 pounds/$45 Australian. ISBN 0385 603681 John Baxter’s delightful A Pound of Paper is a combination of autobiography and exposition of bibliomania. Baxter has had a fascinating life from his youth in a remote small town in New South Wales, Australia to his current upper level apartments near Boulevard St. Germain … Continue reading

‘The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators.’ Gregory R. Suriano.

Newcastle [Delaware USA]: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. 336p. ISBN 1-58456-021-5. $US49.95 Published in collaboration with the British Library, this attractive large format hardback contains some 500 black and white illustrations, with portraits and biographical details of the artists, catalogue of all their known works, and extensive bibliography and index. It is the product of years … Continue reading

NOTES & QUERIES

Response on MessTxt. A response to Jeff Bidgood’s comments on MessTxt in the last Biblionews: Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is that frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a … Continue reading

Walter Moore, book collector and donor

Walter Moore, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry of the University of Sydney, first approached the Fisher Library in January 1990 with a proposal to donate his collection of over 300 scientific books. This was a collection which the Library was only too happy to accept, complementing as it did the Library’s existing strengths in the … Continue reading

WALTER MOORE AND HIS COLLECTION OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY LIBRARY

Walter Moore, scientist and author After completing his PhD at Princeton in 1940, American-born Walter Moore (1918-2001) joined Linus Pauling at Caltech as a Post-doctoral Fellow. Pauling was already one of the great chemists of the day, whose seminal book, The nature of the chemicalbond, was to lay the basis for chemical theory for decades … Continue reading

ODD BITS OF BRENNANIANA.

Chris Brennan’s German books. A few weeks ago, as part of my ongoing attempt to purge my still oversized library of volumes I can do without, I was holding in my hand and about to put into the “to be disposed of” box an odd volume 3 of a very modest octavo edition of Goethes … Continue reading

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