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About meArt Historian by training.
Cartoonist / Illustrator by trade.
Curious by nature.

Ravenous and near omnivorous reader, and compulsive book hoarder.
Some favorite topics:
- nonsense & absurd humor
- anything Lewis Carroll (but especially collecting pastiches, parodies and continuations of Alice)
- the Temple of Jerusalem (no, I'm not a freemason, but I'm fascinated by its influence on architectural theory and its many - hugely differing - reconstructions)
- the history of magic (no, I don't even try to practice it, I merely think it's a fascinating piece of cultural history)
- guilty pleasure: I like supernatural horror (especially the "pulpy" Cthulhu Mythos stuff)
- and, as a result of the two above combined, I also collect versions of the Necronomicon, especially those pretending to be the "only real one" ;-)


If you have a question about or a problem with any combination work I've done, please feel free to leave me a comment. No offense will be taken.

Same goes for any incorrect entries in my library - I'd rather know if, for example, there's a wrong author attributed to something.

About my libraryThis essentially represents my actual library (though I only listed about 60 % so far). Covers, ratings, tags and collections are a work in progress.
With the advent of collections I've added a wishlist for my own convenience (which includes many books I'm merely curious about) + some books in "Read but unowned" (far from exhaustive).
And no, I have not read all of these books cover to cover. Perish the thought - I would have nothing new to read in the house. But then again, there are many books that I have read which are not present in my own library - sometimes to my chagrin. I will probably be adding some to the "Read but not Owned" collection, but with 50 years of reading behind me I couldn't possibly list them all. For example: sure I've read Huckleberry Finn, The Count of Monte-Christo, The Three Musketeers, Robinson Crusoe, etc., etc., etc. But I can't for the life of me recall if they were the real deal or abridgments, let alone any edition specifics.

[Okay. I've succumbed. From March 19, 2010 I'm also listing some of my non-book stuff here. I have them for reasons related to my books, so in my mind they're not a separate thing.]

Ratings (don't use them much, but if I do):
***** Wonderful.
**** Good.
*** Okay.
** Disappointing.
* Dismal.
Half stars may be used if I can't quite make up my mind.

PLEASE NOTE: The mere fact that I own a book does not mean I necessarily like it or endorse its contents.

GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Antique and vintage books, Archaeology, BannedBooksLibrary, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Bookshelf of the Damned, Bug Collectors, Cheese!show all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Baudelaire, Algernon Blackwood, Albert Boime, Ramsey Campbell, Lewis Carroll, Denis Diderot, Leonor Fini, André Franquin, John Gage, Terry Gilliam, E. H. Gombrich, René Goscinny, Robert van Gulik, Francis Haskell, Johan Huizinga, M. R. James, Alfred Jarry, Walt Kelly, Thé Tjong-Khing, Comte de Lautréamont, Claude Lecouteux, Thomas A. P. van Leeuwen, H. P. Lovecraft, Norman McLaren, Georges Méliès, Erwin Panofsky, Raphael Patai, Hugo Pratt, Monty Python, Antoine-Chrysostome Quatremère de Quincy, Jessica Rawson, Arthur Rimbaud, Félicien Rops, Joseph Rykwert, Miguel de Cervantes, Ronald Searle, Ralph Steadman, Jan Švankmajer, Jonathan Swift, Frances Amelia Yates (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresAntiquariaat Champ Clark, Architectura & Natura, Architectuurantiquariaat Opbouw, Boekhandel Robert Premsela, Boekwinkel Savannah Bay, Burgersdijk & Niermans, Damokles, De Slegte Den Haag, International Theatre & Film Books, Luïscius Antiquarian Booksellers, The American Book Center

Favorite librariesKoninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands, Openbare Bibliotheek Den Haag - Centrale Bibliotheek, Rijksmuseum Research Library, Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden

Other favoritesMuseum Meermanno|Huis van het boek, Letterkundig Museum, Boekenmarkt op het Plein, Boekenmarkt op het Lange Voorhout, Van Stockum's Veilingen, The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Favorite listsAlternative Alices, Best Egyptology Books

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Real nameMatthijs van Klaveren


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Member sinceDec 19, 2007

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