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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso
The Doré Bible illustrations by Gustave Doré
Saint Petersburg: In Watercolours and prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Collection of the State Hermitage by Printseva Mirolyubova, Looga
Monasteries: Places of Spirituality and Seclusion Around the World by Markus Hattstein
The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev
War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals by David Halberstam
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About meNow that I've surpassed my original goal of 3,000 books, I'm diligently working on the next 3,000. I once read a story about a man whose 45 tons of books caused the collapse of his house. What a way to go! How many books would that be??? (My wife watches me like a hawk, when I bring my books home.) My pecularity has caught onto my youngest daughter who at 24 years has over 1,000 books now. Working at a bookstore helps increase her collection! And my eldest daughter has quite an extensive collection of cookbooks. And my son's library consists mostly of baseball books. I would guess our house has about 6,000 books. Whew!
About my libraryI've been collecting (and reading) since I was 9. The first book I recall, was Twenty One Balloons. This enchanting book led me down the path of reading. My collection consists of a cross-section of 18th-19th century literature, U.S. and European history, heavily laden with English and Russian Royalty biographies, architecture, philosophy, religion, and substantial contemporary literature.
LocationSan Francisco, Ca
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Member sinceAug 26, 2007
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