RE: [mythsoc] Interesting book finds
- Wendell: How wonderful to get to go bookstore hopping in Oxford. Have a
great time! ---djb
From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano lizziewriter@...
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 06:52:47 -0400
Subject: RE: [mythsoc] Interesting book finds
Oooh Wendell you lucky dog! Enjoy enjoy !
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- At 02:23 AM 9/17/2003 , WendellWag@... wrote:
>I'm over here in England at the moment to attend Oxonmoot, the annualThis was news to me. According to amazon.co.uk, this is a 1024 page
>get-together of the Tolkien Society in Oxford. I've discovered a couple of
>interesting things searching through bookshops. The first is that there's a
>hardback by Lewis in print over here (and, I guess, not available in the
>U.S.) called _Essay Collection_. It has all of Lewis's essays and short
>stories in one volume.
hardcover from Fount whose full title is "Essay Collection and Other Short
Pieces". What's not clear is whether its contents are fully contained in
two 400+ page softcovers from HarperCollins (Fount is a HarperCollins
imprint) titled "Essay Collection: Literature, Philosophy, and Short
Stories" and "Essay Collection: Faith, Christianity, and the Church." The
descriptions online say the latter two books have over 60 and over 50
pieces each, so I wonder if the literature one includes Lewis's more
technical scholarly essays from "Selected Literary Essays" as well as his
pieces from "On Stories" and maybe even the ephemera from "Present Concerns".
>The other thing I just discovered is that a used bookstore calledA certain quantity of Owen Barfield's personal library wound up in the
>Waterfield's (on High Street in Oxford) is selling Owen Barfield's personal
>library. I picked out eight books, but there's lots left. I've got to run
>to the bank to pull out the £95 to pay for these eight books.
hands of the Wade Center at Wheaton, though I don't know on what basis they
Waterfield's is an excellent used book store, probably the best in Oxford
(Blackwell's may be the finest _new_ book store in the world, but their
used book selection is no more than very good), certainly so now that
Thornton's has closed up and become an online presence only.
- David Bratman
- One more interesting thing I discovered while flipping through the books from Owen Barfield's library. One of them is a book that John Rateliff gave Owen Barfield as a present in 1991. (John is a long-time Mythopoeic Society member, for those of you who don't know him.)
- At 11:46 AM 9/17/2003 , WendellWag@... wrote:
>One more interesting thing I discovered while flipping through the booksThat's interesting, because I recall that there's also at least one book
>from Owen Barfield's library. One of them is a book that John Rateliff gave
>Owen Barfield as a present in 1991. (John is a long-time Mythopoeic Society
>member, for those of you who don't know him.)
inscribed by John Rateliff to Barfield in the Wade's collection of books
from Barfield's library. I really do wonder how the books were sorted and
- David Bratman