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A Natural Selection July 17, 2012

This complete set of 108 British natural history books sold recently at Bonhams for over $8200. The New Naturalist, containing topics relevant to the British Isles, is arguably one of the most influential natural history series ever published and has been in continual publication by Collins since 1945. It was first published just after WWII ended and signaled a renewal for the beleaguered Brits at that time. In the editors’ words, it was intended to “recapture the inquiring spirit of the old naturalists” and to…

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Old School Daze Book Jackets Updated, Now Hip n’ Cool November 11, 2009

Book City Jackets’ Artist Series 2, group Remember those plain Kraft brown paper dust jackets from grammar and junior high school? (Your memory may have to stretch back to the 1950s-1960s). Book City Jackets’ Standards grouping: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Favorite We used to have fun doodling on them, drawing, writing notes, declarations of everlasting love, paeans to rotten teachers, doggerel, and all manner of personal expression. Book City Jackets “Fiction” They, alas, fell by the wayside,…

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