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CollectionsYour library (4,409), My Sentimental Library (613), Moi's Books About Books (1,387), Book Collecting (Anecdotal) (318), Book Collecting (Instructive) (121), Bibliomysteries (42), History of the Book (31), Bibliographies (229), Booksellers (156), Catalogues (290), Publishers (94), Libraries (147), Library of Congress (26), Book Clubs and Societies (102), Grolier Club (58), Bookplates (32), Bookbinding (60), Printing and Printers (34), Typography (17), Fine Presses (16), Prints, Keepsakes and Other Works of Graphic Art (20), Miniature Books (27), Wiseian Forgeries (9), Reference Books (33), Bibliographical Society Selection (6), Literary Criticism (55), Literature (104), Essays (207), Don Brady (27), Philology (282), Dictionaries (118), Noah Webster (17), Writing (52), Elements of Style (22), William Strunk (28), E. B. White (19), Quotations (43), Oxford English Dictionary (8), Other People's Collected Letters (106), The Percy Letters (10), Forgeries (2), Morris Collection (3), History (111), Biographies (215), Mystery (8), Drama (190), Poetry (274), Novels/Short Stories (105), Children (72), Periodicals (289), Newspapers (38), Books About Christmas (19), Danish (30), Americana (312), New York (117), Hawaiiana (73), Floridiana (17), Baseball (75), Politics (39), Bathrooms, Outhouses, and Bodily Functions (29), Unique Cookbooks (41), Aviation (74), Derek Mason (10), military (81), Elizabethan Age (16), Boy Scouts of America (7), Samuel Johnson (265), Johnson's Library (11), James Boswell (90), Mary Hyde (141), Paul Ruxin (10), Gwin J. Kolb (7), A. Edward Newton (18), Leona Rostenberg/Madeline B. Stern (8), Tucker Brooke/Mary Crapo Hyde (25), Henry Howard Harper (12), J H Slater (9), Alfred W. Pollard (9), Vincent Starrett (14), Mark Samuels Lasner (15), Fadiman, Clifton and Anne (15), Max Beerbohm (7), Shakespeare (126), From /For the Library of My Friend Tom Harris (25), Halliwell-Phillipps (9), William Targ (26), William P. Wreden (4), Adrian H. Joline (8), Augustine Birrell (20), Austin Dobson (36), Logan Pearsall Smith (26), Harry B. Smith (11), John T. Winterich (13), Charles Lamb (20), Fadiman Collection (14), Martin and Bernard Breslauer (21), Luther Brewer (17), Leigh Hunt (21), David H. Stam Collection (14), Agnes Repplier (10), Joyce Carol Oates (5), Henry Blackwell (5), William Stafford (11), Andrew Lang (17), Archibald MacLeish (7), Virginia Woolf (11), Louis L'Amour (9), Arthur Schlesinger (8), Paul L. Ford (9), LT Early Reviewers Books (46), Alexander Smith's A Shelf In My Book Case (8), The Last Book Sale Care Package (96), Purchased at the Strand Book Store in NYC, 09/12/11 (7), Purchased at Booked Up in Archer City, Texas 06/08/11 (4), Purchased at Three Dog Books, Wichita Falls Texas 06/08/11 (5), Purchased at Saucony Book Shop in Kutztown, Pa 06/02/15 (5), Purchased at Hobart Book Villege 06/09/15 (5), Purchased at the Coxsackie (NY) Antique Center 06/17/15. (5), Purchased at The Factory Antique Mall, Verona, Va 06/20/15 (5), Purchased at The Book Barn Niantic, Ct. 04/14/18 (6), Donated to the University of Tampa (23), Books Traded (1), Sold (53), My Sentimental Airman Collection (8), My Second Sentimental Airman Collection (69), In the Research Library of Jon Dunkle, Baseball Historian (15), To read (1), Read but unowned (1), Gifts Given (179), Gifts Received (87), All collections (4,409)

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About meI like to write about my books and have a number of blogs:

And one non-book-related blog about my childhood growing up near Idlewild Airport, my career in the Air Force, and beyond:

You can view all of my blogs and posts at

I am one of the 52 authors whose essay is included in the 2011 Caxton Club book, Other People's Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell.

I am one of the 52 "finders" in Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places by Rebecca Rego Barry (Dec 2015).

I've become involved with the LT group, I See Dead People's Books, and have helped catalog the libraries of Samuel Johnson, Charles Lamb, James Boswell, and Donald and Mary Hyde. Here is a talk I gave on cataloging these libraries. Here is a recent blog post on Cataloguing And Recataloguing the Boswell Library.

After a few years' absence I'm back to cataloging other people's books on Library Thing. I'm cataloging the library of the American Lexicographer, Joseph E. Worcester.

Feel free to contact me:

About my libraryHere is a slideshow of My Library with a musical accompaniment.

The best way to view my library is to select one of my Collections. You can also use Tags and choose your preference of book collections, authors, or other subject matter. You won't find much fiction in my library, and not too many modern first editions. Most of the authors I collect are in that portion of heaven which A. Edward Newton called Biblio Bliss: William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, Mary Hyde, Logan Pearsall Smith, William Strunk, and Luther Brewer to name a few. Many of my collections overlap, while others, such as Books About Books, have offshoots.

My Books About Books Collection contains books about book collecting, bookselling, book publishing, bookbinding, bookplates, bibliography - virtually all aspects of books.

My Philology Collection contains books about the printed word, the spoken word, and the love of words: dictionaries, grammars, and books about English usage.

My Sentimental Library is a collection consisting of books formerly owned by authors and other people I collect, catalogues of their libraries, books by and about them, and autograph letters to or from them.

One collecting offshoot of mine is to collect books formerly owned by authors who share my interests in books. E.g., Mary Hyde collected Samuel Johnson. While I don't have any books formerly owned by Samuel Johnson, I do have some books formerly owned by Mary Hyde.

Jerry Morris

If you have questions about any of my books, or, any of your books - I love to research - please query me via the Comments section below, or via my email address.

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Groups18th Century British Literature, Antiquarian Books, Antique and vintage books, Auchinleck, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Blog the Book, Book Arts, Book Care and Repair, Book Collectors, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fillshow all groups

Favorite authorsRebecca Rego Barry, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Augustine Birrell, Don Blanding, James Boswell, Luther Albertus Brewer, John Carter, David H. Stam, Theodore Low De Vinne, Austin Dobson, Mary Hyde Eccles, Edward M. Cifelli, Elbert Hubbard, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Anne Fadiman, Clifton Fadiman, Lawrence Goldstone, Henry Howard Harper, George Birkbeck Norman Hill, Henry Hitchings, Leigh Hunt, Samuel Johnson, Adrian H. Joline, Charles Lamb, Louis L'Amour, Andrew Lang, James A. Michener, Christopher Morley, Frederick A. Pottle, Edward V. Rickenbacker, Leona Rostenberg, Paul Ruxin, Paul T Ruxin, Pradeep Sebastian, Logan Pearsall Smith, William Strunk, Henry B. Wheatley, John Tracy Winterich (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBack in the Day Books, Cracker House Books, Lighthouse Books, Old Tampa Book Company, The Book Corner, The Old Florida Book Shop

Other favoritesFlorida Bibliophile Society


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