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CollectionsMJ (5,517), Owned Fiction (1,381), Your library (4,567), E-books (54), Read but unowned (864), Currently reading (30), To read (283), Currently studying (12), Jerry (352), Lesepatin Buecher (40), Theology (1,707), Textiles and Crafts (583), Food and Gardens (596), Wishlist (7), Needs Checking (3,077), On Loan (6), Other Discards (27), Memories (119), All collections (6,110)

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I've started a major check and classification of all the owned books so that I can find them more easily.

About my libraryAbout collections:

I've added a Memories collection. These are books I remember reading before LT. So far mostly children's books. Those I read as a child and those I read to my children.

I'm keeping 30 books in Currently Reading. This includes books I recently read and the books earmarked to read next (=Reading Now). It also includes a few books that I am working on very slowly. When a new book is added to the collection the one with the earliest read date is removed. That means that about the past two-three weeks is included.

MJ is everything I feel connected to - either owned or read. Steven is books he owns, most of which are not included in MJ. Jerry is his books - suspense, mostly, that I don't read. Books need to be in at least one of these, but there is some overlap.

Owned fiction is for the benefit of those borrowing from the library. It pulls things that are in different places together. (And includes some marginal stuff that we keep with fiction.) If you are looking at coloured checkmarks - the green ones and the grey ones we own.

'My books' is things on our bookshelves that I don't exclude as being only of interest to my menfolk. If it's in MJ, it's supposed to also be in 'My Books' or 'Read but unowned'. There is one exception here - a book I was discarding, but my husband decided to keep. It's in 'MJ' because I did read it, but not in 'My books' because I don't want to own it, but I can't really call it unowned either.

There are three topic collections: Theology, Textiles and Crafts, and Food. These are collections because I do collect them, and have quite a few. Being able to see just these in list form is useful.

The recommended style of viewing is only important for those actually using the theology books. Eventually I may get shelving information for other collections in, too. But that's for after most of our books are in. Not this year!

The first tag usually indicates where the book is shelved. So all of Bill Bryson's books are labeled 'fiction'. We keep them together filed under his name in the fiction bookcase rather than separating them by topic. On the other hand, there is a fair amount of fiction with 'theology' as the first tag because I keep them in (a fiction area of) my theology collection. If a book is tagged 'Steven' it belongs to my son, and I take no responsibility for it. If it doesn't say 'Steven' it might still be his, but I probably have read it, or might read it now that I know he has it. If a tag begins with @, I don't own that book, and that tag says where It is.

GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Bug Collectors, Combiners!, Cookbookers, Fiber Arts, German Library Thingers, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Tattered but still lovely

Favorite authorsRobert Alter, Raymond Edward Brown, Catherine Cookson, Madeleine Pelner Cosman, Elizabeth David, Rumer Godden, Ainsley Harriott, Georgette Heyer, Robert A. Hunt, Madhur Jaffrey, Jeffrey John, Jonas Jonasson, Beryl Kingston, Erich Kästner, Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz, Ormonde Plater, David M. Rhoads, Claudia Roden, Linn R. Skinner, Gene Stratton-Porter, N. T. Wright, Frances M. Young (Shared favorites)

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Thank you for the instructions. Now I understand LT vs publisher series.
Thank you. I will move 'romaaniklassika' to publisher series.
Thanks Martha.
I think the losing of the Episcopal Book and Resource Center is part of an unfortunate shutting down of Episcopal resources in New York City. Other closing include the Trinity Wall Street Bookstore, the Cokesbury Store at General Theological Seminary, and the Episcopal Bookstore attached to St. John's Cathedral. The one remaining Episcopal store in NYC is the one located in the narthex of St. Bartholomew's Church at Park Ave. & 50-51st St. Some of this is a spiral downwards from 9-11. There may be a good store at Union Theological Seminary, which is near Riverside Church, which may also have store. I'll have to look further into this. For a while, the Episcopal Resource Centure had devoled into a smaller store with a cafe attached. For the Cokesbury store, the financial difficulties of General Seminary caused them to tear down the modern (and somewhat ugly) fronting building on 9th Ave and turn it nto fairly expensive apartments. The Cokesbury store was in the frongint building -- so, in a sense, the seminary ha turned its back on the lay Episcopal population, and they expect students to use on-line methods of securing books.
Combining authors without using search is pretty easy; just use
MarthaJeanne, thanks for your response re: an online stitching group. Interesting that you were in one previously & someone from that group told you about LT; I found out about LT through some weavers on a weaving e-list that I'm on. A felicitous moment.
Hi MarthaJeanne- Never mind about my question below.

I had time and looked through about a 1/3 of our books and cleaned those up with more than one author listed. I will have to wait a few days before I can clean up the rest.

I now remember why I was doing them that way. We are an actual lending library and I was using the LT data exported to an Excel spreadsheet to print checkout cards and pockets using an "Merge Mail Wizard". I was adding the 2nd authors to LT and then to the cards and pockets because we want the checkout card to exactly match the book so we know exactly which book has been checked out. And then I forgot to delete the second authors off the LT page. My error. Sorry. I started doing checkout cards and pockets a slightly different way (add them directly to the cards/pockets in the Mail Merge step) about 6 months ago so this shouldn't happen again.
Thanks for the comment that you left us today saying we have 2 authors listed in our author space. We don't see any recent additions that fit that description. Could you specify the books you are talking about? Some of our books are by groups (like the St. Vincent de Paul Society) with long titles that may look like 2 authors but we aren't aware of any double authors listed and you would save us the trouble/time of having to look through our 2000+ books, if you could tell us specifically what you are talking about so we can clean up our messes (an ongoing job).
Yes! From Kartoffel to Kingdom of Heaven and all my favorites from Jan Morris, Jonathan Raban, le Carre between! I see you enjoy Elizabeth David too. I often grab one of hers to cook dinner,she was the very first 'foodie' in her writing and campaigning for fresh foods and creative make-do.

I'm adding you to my interesting libraries.

p.s. On your "testing"...Better, as Newton would have said, to use experimenting to test out a theory rather than just accepting beliefs.
I'd wondered briefly if you'd entered Mardi Gras Indians for me! Not to worry about the "Completed" - it will be.

"Thrumming" - perfect: someone figured out a good way to use wool thrums from their loom.

"Threads of Silk & Gold" looks wonderful - I looked it up online & read somebody's glowing Amazon review. A Japanese textile
that I saw at an exhibit in San Francisco some years back made me realize that perfection is possible in human endeavor. They
just make gorgeous things. I love the serendipity of finding a great book incidentally.
MarthaJeanne, I struggled away with adding my book to the January GeoCAT list - then avoided it for several days - and just now went to try again: the book was listed just where I'd tried to put it! LT seems to have added "Completed" at the end, which it isn't/I haven't, but that's minor. I was able to get my Feb & Jan choices into their respective lists, too. One thousand thanks…

Thanks also for the link to your blog with your beautiful embroidery on it, and for the description of how to make those terrific mittens. What a great technique! I've never heard of it. I've done "tvoaandsstickning", a Scandinavian technique where you have 2 identical balls of yarn (traditionally both white) and do each stitch with the other ball, so that for each stitch you're carrying a short length of the other yarn behind the knitting. Makes a very dense & theoretically warm mitten. Cold was the mother of invention in those countries - I've never woven rya rugs, but I love the idea and how they look. Your mittens are really neat.
Hi MarthaJeanne!

Thanks for the prompt reply. If you see anything dealing with Weltmuseum Wien (like a ladies magazine, etc. etc.) let me know.

Yes, one can't go to everything. I am now spending quite a bit of time in the " Dietz Lagerplatz" where I have some 16,000 books stored. I am now planning the second 72sq.meter expansion.

Gtreetings from Alt-Erlaaa (not museum)
Hi MarthaJeanne!

As you probably know, I am collecting everything printed dealing with the Weltmuseum Wien. This, of course, includes catalogues, brochures, newsletters, etc. I am also collecting books and magazines that picture our artifacts or describe exhbitions (many before WWII)!

Would it be possible for you to see if "Kunst Schatzsuche in Österreich"
has any objects from our museum in it?

Thanks a million. Unfortunately I did not get to the Japanese Doll Festival on Saturday.

Greetings, JOHN
Hi MarthaJeanne!

You beat me to it:
Die Welt von Fabergé! How was the exhibition?

I hope you come to the Mongolian Book presentation next Wednesday. There will be music, Mongolian food, and I believe short films. Takes place in the Säulenhalle - don't forget Ausweis - otherwise it costs €4. You already have the book (The Mongolian Collections : Retracing Hans Leder)!

I have discoverd "horror cases" with some libraries in LT. Take a look at a recent comment on my home page.
Would like to discuss this with you one day!

Greetings to Jerry!
ooh, I'd not heard of Jonasson's other book - another one to add to the wish list!

I didn't read narrow dog, it's one of my husbands books. I'm not really into travel journal type books to be honest. They mostly remind me how much I'd like to be doing the travelling myself.

So it turns out we share the same Aztec & Maya book by Charles Phillips -- I'm just getting 'round to adding it now, it was bought last May. In picking a cover, I saw that there was one that was right, added by you! :) But it was just a smidge crooked, so I saved & righted & added it, and figured I'd let you know, in case you care about such trivialities like me, hahaha!
I admire that you read German so easily: I'm nowhere near there, so it helps to have English reviews to spur me on. I'm sure it helps to live in Vienna, I've never spent more than 6 weeks as an adult in a German-speaking country, and that was just once, half a lifetime ago. Still, a worthwhile effort to read in the language every now and again.
Yay!! Glad they made it. A real human must have looked at the address and figured it out.
Thanks for those links. I've been in something of an original-language-setting frenzy and have noticed there are, as some of the posters suggested, problems. Big ones, because of the redundant entries on list of languages & the odds on that 'bubbling up' mentioned: not only will there be some books that never benefit from bubbling up but mistaken attributions will stay forever in place--and I've found a couple of doozies today.

Again, I can't find another place to ask so I hope you don't mind another question: Has there been any discussion about illustrated books & original language? So far I've noticed a wordless comic being assigned language of its author and a monograph with examples of the artist's work being assigned the original language of the writing. The latter case makes sense, but if the book is simply illustrations w. an introduction or brief comments on the works, would it be assigned to the artist's language? If there's no text at all, would original language feature simply be 'not applicable'? If there's a convention for these cases, I'd like to adhere to it. And once again, go raibh maith agat.
MarthaJeanne, I've a question & don't know where to ask it so came to you because you've helped me in combiners' group and from what I've read there & elsewhere you seem to know a lot about the workings of this place . . . How do I enter the original language into the setting? If I edit my book to show the original language it appears, but only for my own book and that doesn't help anyone else. I can't find a place to enter on CK page or on work-the-work page: where is it? Many thanks.
I didn't ask for a tracking option, but the clerk did put a barcode on it. I'll try calling tomorrow and see whether it can be retrieved. :(
Martha Jeanne!

I would be forever grateful for "850 Jahre St. Stephan : Symbol und Mitte in Wien, 1147- 1997". Believe it or not this is missing from my St. Stephan's collection. You can see all my books on the subject - 52 of them so far - under

I am actually planning at one point to have a small exhibition about the Dom and my books and photos and would include you in any case. You know Weihbischof Franz Scharl took me through the Dom and gave me a book from Ratzinger! He intoduced me to the Archivar and I gave them some epherma that they did not have!

I have the new Mongolian catalogue for you!
And the Maluku!

900 Jahre Benediktiner in Melk, Wien im Mittelalter I have but not yet catalogued! The other two I have to check in the Lagerplatz! (You will be invited as soon as my situation there is settled).

Are you coming to Dias de los Muerto on Saturday evning? I chould bring you the catalogues and would be most grateful for "850 Jahre St. Stephan : Symbol und Mitte in Wien, 1147- 1997"

I will also be in the Musuem on Monday, probably, and leave for USA Tuesday morning.

Greetings and thanks for the offer!
Please reserve the St. Stephans for me

John Marshall
Thanks for the cover. I already changed mine to it.
Thank you for thinking about me and the offer. Like probably most LT people, I already have too many books. Regarding museum catalogs, I really wish more institutions would follow the Met and put their old ones (OOP) online. I don't really understand why museums (and publishers) don't care more about their past exhibitions.

Instead of discarding books to recycling, I'd give them to one of the social institutions (one nearby in 1180, resells old books for charity. There are also the two CARLA shops run by Caritas which have books too - have a look at LT Local). In Switzerland (Bücher Brocky) and the UK (Oxfam), these social institutions are tough competition to used book stores. Depending on who died recently, they often have great catches. Last week I could have picked up a nicely bound three volume edition of a classic history of Switzerland but didn't because it would have cost me at least 60 cm of shelf space. I'd also buy more FOLIO books if their format was less brick-like. In ten years, when every book has been properly scanned in, owning many physical books will become an exotic hobby.

I don't know whether you have come across it. The University of Geneva is running a nice MOOC on Coursera on Calvin (in French with English subtitles):

*laugh.* I am entirely caught up on Lackey (good suggestion though!) and mostly caught up on MZB. I left my personal library behind in storage in the States, so I'm using the public library here and discovering new authors by doing so -- Anne Bishop's my latest kick, but also Kim Falconer, Elspeth Cooper, and Maria V. Snyder. I'm looking forward to revisiting Lythande; she was one of my *first* favourite heroines.
Hi once again!

Found them all - good grief not only did I mispell FRIENDS but also the director's name!

When I have entered the several hundred catalogues, press releases, event material and folders from the Museum für Völkerkunde and the Weltmuseum Wien I will beg you to review them???

You are a sweety pie!

Unfortunately I will not be here for all of November and maybe longer - problems in the USA!

Greetings, JOHN
Hi MarthaJean!

Lots is happening in the Museum - our first newsletter should reach you shortly!

By the way, I did not expect to find the book
Darf man als Nackerta ins Hawelka?
in your library. What's the book all about?

Greetings, JOHN
Hi MarthaJean!
HI Martha Jean

Mea culpa! I have entered "Danced creation" under:
please note how penible I was...
I am behind on entering other languages of our catalogs - just got around to the Portugese version of the Brazil catalogue yesterday.

In a couple of days I will hit the 5,000 mark (of over 15,000 books). I have several categories (TAGS) for Weltmuseum Wien publications:

Museum für Völkerkunde - Wien {here are the catalogs of exhibitions in the Museum, etc.}
Museum für Völkerkunde - Wien [lender; objects discussed/pictured in; topic] {it is amazing how many books show objects from our museum - some the musuem does not know about!}
Museum für Völkerkunde - Wien [events] {press conferences, book presentations, charity programs, fashion shows - but only for these we co-sponsor}
the same for Weltmuseum Wien - Wien.
I am planning to collect all the PERIODICALS (archiv, Vereinsprogram, Museum Program, etc) under two new headings:
Museum für Völkerkunde - Wien [periodicals]
Weltmuseum Wien - Wien [periodicals]

And all of these TAGS [8] will be united in the COLLECTION Weltmusuem Wien. Here I have to go back and add all the works to this collection. But once it is done.....

I am hoping to have a get together at my Lagerplatz (near Alt-Erlaa, top floor with view) sometime this summer (August or September). I want to celebrate 5,000 books [soon] and 50 years in Austria [this past 24 March 2013].

I hope to present LibraryThing via LapTop and beamer. I have tried QR Codes and am planning them for the higher shelves (one or two to start, the top shelf is only reachable with a ladder] to show even old dogs can learn tricks [a 22 year old installed the QR App on my smart phone - I am sure all the 12 year olds have it]!

Maybe we could get together and discuss all this, especially my presentation to the Museum crowd, sometime in the ocming weeks. Would you and maybe Harriet like to be Guinea pigs? I have a whole shelf of museum duplicates (and four shelves of non-museum duplicates)- you would be welcome to a pulbication [I still owe you for the calender, which is the main one in my kitchen, a big thanks to Jerry].

Enough for now!

Greetings from Alt-Erlaa
Even in the few books I've entered I've encountered anomalies between covers, ISBN numbers and description cataloging information. Your information explain why I've seen different covers for the same ISBN and why the information suddenly changes...thanks! Paginations also seem to vary. Ah, well, ever onward.
Thanks, Martha Jeanne, I am definitely feeling my way through this process. I have so much to learn about how this all works.
Is the "johninvienna" I see below John Marshall? I just saw him last weekend at the Welt Museum's Bali/Javanese dance performance. He also told me about Library Thing and that he has thousands of books.
Er... does it make a difference? It's the same cover, no?
OK thanks for the help. I don't know what you mean by "combine?" Sorry I'm new here! I clicked the link and see that Edith's name is misspelt Edity - - I'm going to fix that.

This book I manually input because it's a Folio Society book and I didn't see it on the "list" when I searched by title. Was I searching incorrectly?
Thank you, I think I get aliasing now.
Oops! My apologies - I only read the top note. I didn't even realize there were three others... Anyhow, I've gone ahead and combined, and it was easy. Thank you for those instructions.
I'm not sure I understand. Which boxes? Which screen do I find them on? Thanks.
Yes! I recently added all fourteen volumes of Ramy Allison White's "Sunny Boy" series, and most of the volumes I added combined automatically with existing volumes. One, however, did not. My edition of "Sunny Boy In the Far West":

needs to be combined with "SUNNY BOY IN THE FAR WEST, #7 Sunny Boy Series":

This is just the most recent case, although there are many more. I'd have to go back through my books. Honestly, I've been concentrating on just getting them added. I probably wouldn't have popped up with my question, if those incorrectly combined books hadn't been preventing me from adding a description for each (with list of specific stories). Anyhow, it will be good to learn how to do this, because I enter many non-standard books that need combining.
hahaha. I've not had any sons yet, but used to have two huge fishtanks (75g & 150g) and plenty of fish. Some of them were great! Others were less fun. :P I also had a (feeder) goldfish (from a school carnival thing) that lived for over eight years!
Thank you! I have been looking at the pictures, and using Google translation for selected portions. It would certainly be useful at times to have a needleworker who speaks German provide a better translation! Thank you again for the offer!
Thank you for asking me about the Flöge catalogue translation. I applaud your generosity in taking on this project, for it is a very worthwhile catalogue indeed. Unfortunately, you catch me at an impossible time. Until October I have a tough deadline to meet myself If you are still working on it after that, I would be happy to look over your translation, and I certainly will order if if the museum publishes it. Please keep me posted via LT.

Best greetings, Niafer
Hi Martha Jean!

Sitting right now in the Museum working on the Jahreshauptversammlung. Yes, we really could use your talents. I am translating text for a pseudo catalogue for the Naga exhibition and for texts for the exhibition itself. I would very much appreciate a second (and even third) look through.
Would you like to see the original, or would you like to just correct my English.

greetings, John

by the way, I am doing disambiguations, but am having trouble with assigning works sometimes. I will make a bug announcement - can you take a look?
Tomorrow I will be in the musuem. I am working with Dr. Schicklgruber on NAGA(I translated 10 pages into English) and with Dr. Zorn (Chinese art auction on Saturday). Would love to see you and hope I can find the book I promised you!
It's here somewhere.
Give me a call - and perhaps we can have coffee in my office. Cell phone 069910968603

Depending on work, Maybe I will come to the coconut demonstration, have not visited one of the "Senioren" gatherings yet.

Greetings, JOHN

PS. I am having trouble with Russian text in LT - did you see my messages?
Tomorrow I will be in the musuem. I am working with Dr. Schicklgruber on NAGA(I translated 10 pages into English) and with Dr. Zorn (Chinese art auction on Saturday). Would love to see you and hope I can find the book I promised you!
It's here somewhere.
Give me a call - and perhaps we can have coffee in my office. Cell phone 069910968603

Depending on work, Maybe I will come to the coconut demonstration, have not visited one of the "Senioren" gatherings yet.

Greetings, JOHN

PS. I am having trouble with Russian text in LT - did you see my messages?
Hi Martha Jeanne!

I am afraid not. I have a hundred things to do before I leave. I am flying to Beijing and Chengdu Sunday/Monday. A week in Chengdu then to Tibet and Yunnan. Will be back either 17 September or a bit earlier.

I have the book reserved for you!

greetings, John
Hi Martha Jeanne!

I am sorry I have not answered earlier. I did miss you at our NAGALAND textile demonstration last Thursday. Dr. Schicklgruber showed some 80 pictures of our trip together [many taken by me] and, of course, he did mention me as I purchased all the new objects we will be showing.

The Nagaland Exhibition has been postponed till mid January 2012 and I am very excited about it. Circa 50 items from my collection, along with several hundred from Christof Führer-Haimendorf, will be on display. I am not happy about the title - but this is not the place to discuss that.

I do hope you have not bought Glanz & Glorie : die Pracht des Barock in neuen Klosterarbeiten! I have purchased it for you (gift) and hope to hand it to you at the museum sometime.

Right now I am preparing my trip to Tibet and Yunnan with Bill Holaday. We leave in two weeks from Sunday.

Greetings to Jerry!

All the best, John
Yes, I know.... Five hour time difference in Bolton, where I was born...
LOL, I'm gonna assume you mean Lex by that....
I didn't give them their member names, by the way... They've been using those screen names since they were like, ten.... O.o
Oh, hell, that's probably exactly what happened! *excuse my French~ I've read House of Night too much* I bet it looked as though it was one person! Shoot! But we live together! What was I supposed to do? Lol...
No, it's really not.... I'm the only British person in my school district (besides Lex and Annie). I dunno what to ask Tim or whoever.. Like, what should I say?
Oh, I was wondering if you had any idea why neither of my sisters can get on? (Annie and Alexis) they tried but it said 'Your account has been flagged for unusual activity' Well, that doesn't make any sense, cuz they hardly posted anything! Lex just introduced them both O.o
Huh? Lol, not quite following you there....
Hi Martha Jean!

The Museum für Völkerkunde library is open to the public Monday to Thursday. You only need a Meldezettel in order to borrow books. I believe the period is one month, although I am sure if you show your membership you can have longer time. They also have a great selection of magazines.

At the following website you can find all the information. Please note the the library has different opening hours from the musuem, look at the BOTTOM of the box at the right of the site:

greetings from AltErlaa, I am an the end of next week in India for over six weeks!

Thanks! I will give that a try when I have time.
Trip to Nagaland has been postponed till April. I hope I will leave for Kokatta (Calcutta) around 21 of March. Tomorrow is opening of Mao Exhibition, but it will be speeches only - suggest you see it in peace another time.
We should be getting some interesting press coverage, maybe not all positive!

greetings, John
Hi MJ!

I hope it came with a membership card! We are struggling to keep up - the lady in the Sekretariat is on extended leave - her mother is very very ill.

Thanks for your patience!

I've been in the museum 4 days this last week and will not be there Monday morning. But, if you pay the Erlagschein and bring the stamped receipt, you can enter the museum for free.[And you get a discount at the book shop]. However, for the KHM you will need to wait for the Membership Card. We have gotten over the backlog and it should not take more than a week or 10 days.

I was there on Saturday for the Indonesian Café and lecture. Food was good and a whole plate cost only 5€. Ambassador was there and we had another chat. He is interested in LibraryThing and would like to have me show it to them - I think this summer or fall would be good, as I have at least 200-300 books on Indonesia still to catalogue.

greetings from Alt-Erlaa,
Sorry, with my guest here from Australia (technical director, Sydney Opera) I somehow did not get the invitation mailed in time. I have an electronic invitation which I will send to your e-mail address (am looking that up). Tried to phone your or Jerry, but could not find any number in INTERNET or phonebook. Send me your e-mail address, in case I cannot find it!
We will be sure you get an invitation to BALI - I will forward one to you electronically tomorrow and post one as well. Opening 18:30 - music, dance and food (nibbles only) to be provided by Indonesain Embassy!
Please send me your postal address.
I see Tim is looking at the "No Sources" Issue!

Hi MarthaJean!

Well I will be off to NAGALAND in little over three weeks. I have several things to ask you!

1.Did you get MfV membership, If not I will send material.

2. Would you like to join our BALI opening on Tuesday, February 1 (music, dance, food), I can send you a special invitation!


I am a bit of a source fetishist - so it would be a big help if you could take a look!

greetings, John

That's a good thing. I felt rather clumsey doing this stuff. So someone with more experience is very clever.;-)

Thanks for your patience,


I hope I did it right? I really did not quit understand what you wanted me to do. But I think its okay now.

If i need to do other stuff, I will do that tomorrow, because after diner I'n leaving to visit my brother.

Grts, Connie
Do you mean that De verlossing van Althalus is volume one of the English book The Redemption of Althalus that it is now combined into? And In dienst van de Godin is volume 2?

Hi Martha Jeanne

This is the situation:
There is: The Redemption of Anthalus (one book 900+ pages)
In dutch there are:
De verlossing van Anthalus (the exact translation of the title of the complete edition)(The first part of the book above, +/- 450 pages)
In dienst van de Godin (The second part of the book above, +/- 450 pages)

I don't know if there are other countries where the original edition is separated into 2 books.

And sorry for leaving LT yesterdayevening so suddenly, but my day started very early this morning and I really needed some sleep.
I do appreciate your help and try to follow your tips a good as I can.

So thank you!


Okee, the language thing is a mistake, that can be corrected.

I'v combined the several editions of the second book that were on the editions list. A Capital letter can make much difference I see. One Godin and one godin.

But if I have two books, I want to add 2 covers of course and not the two books in one entry. Or am i misunderstanding your message?
Are we talking about the Cass van Dijk books?
Hi Martha Jean.

Nice to hear from you. Could I ask you another question.
Is there a standard (is that an English word? And I'm Dutch, my English is not very good, but sufficient)way to seperate a book (The Redemption Of Althalus) that is published in The Netherlands as 2 books. I have added my 2 books. And made a remark that it is originally one book. I hope that that is sufficient.

I wish you a very happy new year, all the best for 2011.

Grts, Connie

Hi Martha Jean!

Yes, sorry I was in the Museum on Wednesday and mailed out over 400 letters (some with new memberships already paid, some with Erlagscheine for the new year). I am afraid you were not in our mailing list. I will be sure you are mailed a letter next week. If you pay for two full memberships (60€ for both), you both get an identity card with free entrance to all KHM institutions, if you pay 45, only one, with the other allowing only free entrance to the MVK and special events.

As soon as you pay we will forward the new cards to you!

We have 5 exhibitions coming in 2011 and Museum will not be closed at all (except on Tuesdays, of course)!

In LT I have had my two year anniversary (Dec. 11), have entered over 2,500 books, and, as of today scanned over 2000 covers! I am only missing less than 20 (some I have to photograph, they are too large to scan)!

greetings from AltErlaa, John
Good grief, I just bought that for a lot more money! Thanks, but before Xmas I am up to my ear in activities for the Verein Freunde der Völkerkunde. Just prepared over 400 letters today.

A very Merry Christmas for you and Jerry!

Mhm. . . yes, I can see from your catalog why you might want it. Oh, and be advised, you wouldn't be the first person to get yourself into trouble (time, money, both?) looking at mine -- which, I'm happy to report, is nearly finished: I only have about 800 books on liturgy to go!
Since you commented about the Jasper and Cuming book not having a review, here's what I can tell you in a nutshell: it's a useful collection of Eucharistic Prayers and Anaphoras in modern English translation (some 60 in all, basically everything from the New Testament through the later Reformation, covering East and West). Narrative is sparse, with very brief historical introductions to the texts themselves. Most important (for me, anyway) is that the translations are both readable and reliable. It's the "standard" source book in most circles of academic liturgiology.

Hope that helps -- and thank you for yours!

Thanks for your answer in
the "...Into the wrong collection"
thread (16) on Adding and Editing.
Hi MJ & j!

Having a great time visiting museums in Los Angeles area. Yesterday at the Bowers in Santa Ana, today at the Fowler at UCLA and tomorrow at the Getty!
I will have a big mailing problem in Sacramento. I will be back on Halloween evening! See you in November, I hope!

Greetings, John
Scotland and England by car? Oh dear! Have fun with that -- I'm sure you'll be able to find lots of things on that trip. Sounds fantastic.
Hi MarthaJeanne!

MAny thanks for your comprehensive evaluation of "Talking Heads". Actually I kind of liked the exhibition - it was one of the few I have seen with coins where I actually looked at the money!

But, the reason I am writing, is could you look at:

Tim answered and I made the change I thought most appropriate. The "Verlag Galerie Welz Salzburg" is on the title page, and I thought putting it in brackets would be ok.

Being an expert Combiner (and Seperator) do you see a problem with my solution?

Greetings from Alterlaa, John
Hi MarthaJeanne

Thank you for the commentary. I'm afraid I erred with the date of edition. I own only one book, published in 1981.

Well that got some fast responses! Tim already answered! see the discussion:

Now if I show a picture of me in the Lobau (30 years ago), I wonder what the response would be?
Anyway, I wanted to see what they thought!

Looking forward to Saturday
Hi MarthaJeanne,

Thanks for your suggestions on my library! I have to admit though, I'm not sure what you mean by "combining" and "Combiners". Do you mean adding the book that more users have added? Also, when I add authors, do I just type it into the book details, or do I need to re-search the author and book and add it into my library?

Thanks for your help! I've only added one bookshelf so far. You have an impressive number of books! And yes, I am a big Jane Austen fan.

Sorry, the first link should read

Hi MarthaJean!

Thanks for the two mails. I will order some books from your recommendation from yesterday.

Good grief - Museum für Völkerkunde
Yes, all the books under (1) are MfV Wien - but some have proper authors and should not be put under the museum (many libraries do this and if there are several authors and not one principal one I do this as well, giving the authors under add. authors). This is why I have museums also in TAGS.

But the books under (2) are not from Museum für Völkerkunde (Leipzig) see details of duffy_duck entry (he is a dealer from Graz - I know him)

however under his details,and not work details, although there is only one copy in LT, Berlin is given correctly

To make matters worse the Museum für Völkerkunde in Berlin has been renamed Ethnologisches Museum. (At the time of publication is was Königliches Museum für Völkerkunde (Berlin). So the Museum name given on the work is incorrect (Leipzig), on the details of duffy its the name the museum had after WWI but not at the time of pub. and not now!

Good grief!!!
I think I will have to have a lesson or two from you on canonical names.

Enough for tonight! I will enter a number of MfV books soon and lets further clean up the authors then!

greetings from Alterlaa, John
Hi MarthaJean!

Again, thanks for your help and words of encouragement. Also for the compliment - but who is Jerry?

Have you seen any of the current exhibitions in the Museum für Völkerkunde? The Captain James Cook is a must, and the one on Franz Ferdinand's travels to India very interesting! I have an office in the Hofburg (rooftop - splendid view from roof)- you and your men (is one your husband or son or are they just live in friends)could come by and see both the exhibits and my office (a bit cluttered like my life)!
I would very much like to discuss LibraryThing with you. I would be very interested in expanding the sources and making more propaganda for it in foreign countries. Spoke to the Ambassador from Indonesia about it and my catalog collection last Thursday night!

I also still owe you a lunch!

Greetings from AltErlaa, John

Thanks again for the recommendation. Looks like you're a needleworker from your profile picture! Me too. Knitting is what I do the most, but I've also done a lot of cross-stitching. My favourite is a German designer, Chatelaine.
Congrats on the ER win. I know you don't even get an option much of the time. :)
That is certainly some collection of textile books! Your image of blackwork is lovely - I'm guessing you worked it? I started out as a knitter, moved on to traditional embroidery and then to mixed media, and more recently got involved with quilting (my Bernina is switched on at the same table, waiting for me). I am currently concentrating on cutting stencils from freezer paper and using Markal (Shiva) oil sticks onto the mouthwateringly lovely fabric dyed by Heidi Stoll-Weber of Farbstoffe. If only there were more hours in the day...

I'm feeling very breezy at the moment, having just finished the first draft of my second novel and therefore able to read fiction again while the manuscript lies fallow for a month or two. Thanks again for coming to my rescue so quickly - LT harbours some lovely people and I was pretty sure someone would kindly help me!

All the best,

My goodness MarthaJeanne, you'll soon be empty nesters like us!

We are still in Gloucestershire. Edward graduated from Cambridge University two years ago and is now Parliamentary Assistant to an English MP. His office overlooks Westminster Abbey and he is in seventh heaven. We are still coming to terms with the loss of three of our four parents in the last three years, most recently my Mum, who died at the end of January, so there is stuff to sort out and all kinds of things to come to terms with (still).

We are still enjoying our travelling and get to as many places as often as we can. We are fortunate to be able to do that. I've just come to the end of a three year elected stint as chairman of my county WI - quite an onerous voluntary role - so am basking in the freedom of more time to do what I want to do. I'm still working in Adult Education however, so don't get to wear pyjamas every day!

I have a blog if you are interested. Do you have one too? Surely you do..... Maybe you'd like to leave me a comment and I can keep in touch by a differnt means - I don't log into LT very often.

Oh yes, and I still stitch. Well of course I do!!
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