Daily Archives: December 4, 2009

Beautifully Bound: Greetings from the 10th Stack

Waiting for the elevator can be fun if you have a library to explore. For example, last week I was stuck on the 10th stack with a box of DVD cases when I noticed the intricately decorated covers in our Dewey reference collection.

This is why I always look under book jackets.

The 10th stack is closed to the public and all of the books listed below are reference – so you can look at them here in the library, but you can’t take them home with you.

If you’d like to see these books in person, visit the glass display case in the Main library’s second floor hallway this month. And if you’d like to see any other books from our closed stacks (floors not open to the public), just ask and we’ll happily dig them out for you.

These citations are pulled directly from the catalog, with little regard for either APA or MLA guidelines (as many of these books predate those styles). But still, they’re historic. So it’s okay!

Another book of verses for children  edited by E.V. Lucas ; illustrations by F.D. Bedford.

Aztecs of Mexico; origin, rise and fall of the Aztec nation, by George C. Vaillant.

Badminton on the outside, cricket on the inside.

Badminton on the outside, cricket on the inside.

Chess novelties and their latest developments, with comparisons of the progress of chess openings of the past century and the present not dealt with in existings works.  Bird, H. E.

Cricket, by A.G. Steel and the Hon. R.H. Lyttelton, with contributions by A. Lang, W.G. Grace, R.A.H. Mitchell, and F. Gale.

The fifteen decisive battles of the world, from Marathon to Waterloo, by Sir Edward Creasy.

Film daily year book of motion pictures.

Half-lengths, by the Right Hon. George W. E. Russell.

The quaint comedy of love, wooing and mating : songs, lyrics, ballads and verses : an English, Scottish and Irish anthology.  edited by Duncan and August MacDougall.

Film Daily Year Books, 1945 - 1952.

The romance of the Rhine, by Charles Marriott; with sixteen illustrations in colour, by W. H. Y. Titcomb.

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám,  rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald with drawings by Edmund J. Sullivan.

Southern India, painted by Lady Lawley, described by F.E. Penny.

A thousand and one gems of poetry. Selected and arranged by Charles Mackay.

That one new sticker does stand out a bit, doesn't it?

And remember – waiting for the elevator doesn’t have to be boring.

- Amy

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