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CollectionsYour library (1,727)


TagsLE3 (405), RL (192), EETS (139), LM (96), MB (93), MED (92), CF (82), DA (79), RB (79), LT2 (69) — see all tags

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About mePhilologist, medievalist, early-modernist, lexicographer, bibliophile, librarian, tool-collector, packrat.

About my libraryAn accumulation of about 15,000 titles. Strong in Old and Middle English, Middle Welsh, and Old Norse; medieval and early modern literature; Biblical studies; theology; children's books; detective fiction; and books about hand tools. Also about 250 dictionaries, 250 hymn books, a good number of maps, mostly of the OS (et sim.) variety, and a fledgling collection of full-line hardware catalogues from the first half of the 20th century.

GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Bible Collectors, Children's Literature, Combiners!, Librarians who LibraryThing, Medieval Europe

Favorite authorsDavid Almond, Robert Alter, Jane Austen, Joan Bauer, James Boswell, John Lord Berners (trans) & G. C. Macaulay (edit)., John Buchan, Edmund Burke, Edmund Crispin, Gavin Douglas, E. R. Eddison, Richard Hooker, M. R. James, R. A. Lafferty, C. S. Lewis, Margaret Mahy, Sir Thomas Malory, Hilary McKay, William Morris, Arthur Ransome, Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Traherne, Henry Vaughan, H. R. Wakefield (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAddyman Annex, Addyman Books, Bear Book Shop, Blackwell's Oxford, Fossgate Books (Alex Helstrip), G. David, Hay Cinema Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye Booksellers, Ken Spelman Rare Books & Manuscripts, Loome Theological Booksellers, Marijana Dworski Books, Meetinghouse Books, Minster Gate Bookshop, Oxbow Books, Oxfam Bookshop (Bloomsbury St, London), Oxfam Bookshop - Cambridge, Oxfam Bookshop - Low Petergate, York, Oxfam Bookshop Oxford (St Giles), Oxfam Bookshop Oxford (Turl St), Oxfam Bookshop, Micklegate, York, Paper Nautilus Books (Formerly Myopic Books), Powell's - Hyde Park, Quinto, Reservoir Books [closed], Siop y Pethe, St Philip's Books, The Barbican Bookshop, York, The Blue Fox, The Haunted Bookshop (Sarah Key Books), The Old Children's Bookshelf, The Owl Bookshop, Toby English Antiquarian Books, Troubadour Books, Waterfield's Booksellers [closed], Waterstone's Gower Street, West Side Book Shop, Whately Antiquarian Book Center, William H. Allen Bookseller

Favorite librariesAnglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Library, Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College, Cornell University - Olin Library, Girton College Library, University of Cambridge, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Jackson Community College Library, Linacre College Library, Oxford University, Magill Library, Haverford College, Saline District Library, Teaneck Public Library

Other favoritesFriends of the Tompkins County Library Booksale, The Scholar's Choice


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LocationSaline Michigan

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This is John M. Neale (1), i.e. John Mason Neale.
That is terrible news – I hadn't heard about it, but according to this article it's true.  Thanks for the heads-up.
I just catalogued Michael Maittaire's Annales typographici and noted you have the other copy on LibraryThing. You're at the top of my shared list for living collectors. I have a lot of cataloguing yet to do; if you ever feel the urge to help out, leave a comment.
I wondered who else had Viga-Glum! A fellow philologist and bibliophile, who else? From the description of your library, without even looking further, I'd guess you have many more I've read but don't own. I own more than I have bookshelves for, of course 8-)
I hope you don't mind my adding yours to my "interesting libraries" list...
At last, the answer to your question.
I collected them shortly before and while writing my dissertation, which made it much easier to justify the purchases! I imagine you're familiar with the phenomenon whereby a uni library's embattled cataloguing section adds a title six months after its publication, then someone else picks it up first and won't return it despite a recall notice....
On my dresser.
We have the most remarkable parallels in interests. I found you when you popped up as the only other owner of [[Mallock]]'s [A Human Document].
I would say I share just about all your interests except "books about hand tools"
You may find my Old and Middle English holdings rather out-of-date, as they were largely built up by my mother from about 1920 to 1980. I did some Old and Midle English, and a little Norse, in graduate school, but I haven't kept up with a lot of the recent scholarship.
you have a book I thought no one else had: The Gothic Commentary on the Gospel of John. Bravo!
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