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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Anne Bradstreet, The Author to her Book

The Author to Her Book
BY ANNE BRADSTREET
Thou ill-form'd offspring of my feeble brain,
Who after birth didst by my side remain,
Till snatched from thence by friends, less wise than true,
Who thee abroad, expos'd to publick view,
Made thee in raggs, halting to th' press to trudge,
Where errors were not lessened (all may judg).
At thy return my blushing was not small,
My rambling brat (in print) should mother call,
I cast thee by as one unfit for light,
Thy Visage was so irksome in my sight;
Yet being mine own, at length affection would
Thy blemishes amend, if so I could:
I wash'd thy face, but more defects I saw,
And rubbing off a spot, still made a flaw.
I stretched thy joynts to make thee even feet,
Yet still thou run'st more hobling then is meet;
In better dress to trim thee was my mind,
But nought save home-spun Cloth, i' th' house I find.
In this array 'mongst Vulgars mayst thou roam.
In Criticks hands, beware thou dost not come;
And take thy way where yet thou art not known,
If for thy Father askt, say, thou hadst none:
And for thy Mother, she alas is poor,
Which caus'd her thus to send thee out of door.

Anne Bradstreet lived approximately. 1612 - September 16, 1672.

When books have all seized up

To Posterity

When books have all seized up
      like the books in graveyards,
      and reading and even speaking
      have been replaced by other, less difficult media,
      we wonder if you will find in flower and fruit
      the same colour and taste they held
      for those for whom they were framed in words,
      and will your grass be green, your sky be blue,
      or will your birds be always wingless birds?

Louis McNeice
 From 'Visitations', 1957.
 
quoted today on the bibliophile mailing list

Thursday, July 21, 2011

19 Karen Kingsbury titles in stock today

19 Karen Kingsbury titles in stock today

T. Lobsang Rampa books at Browsers Uncommon Books

T. Lobsang Rampa books at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 20October2012

Lobsang, Rampa T. Beyond the Tenth. London: Corgi, 1976. Print.
Paperback. Blind stamp. Oil spot. Owner's name.


Lobsang, Rampa T. You-forever. London: Corgi, 1976. Print.
Paperback.


Lobsang, Rampa. Wisdom of the Ancients. London: Corgi, 1977. Print.
Paperback.


Lobsang Rampa: The thirteenth Candle, paperback,

 Lobsang Rampa: The Hermit, Corgi, paperback. 

Lobsang Rampa Doctor from Lhasa, Corgi, Paperback.

 Lobsang Rampa: Living with the Lama, Corgi, paperback. 



 T. Lobsang Rampa Candlelight, Corgi, Paperback







The books pictured below have sold 
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Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables by Joan Dye Gussow (Paperback - September, 2010)

Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables by Joan Dye Gussow (Paperback - September, 2010)


Available in store only.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flap (Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian) - Clair Huffaker

Flap (Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian) - Clair Huffaker


Clicking link will take you to Browsers Uncommon Books where this copy can be ordered. First come, first served.

A Book of Famous Poems - Barrows, Marjorie

A Book of Famous Poems - Barrows, Marjorie


Clicking link will take you to Browsers Uncommon Books where this copy can be ordered, if it is still available. First come, first served.