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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.
Favorite authorsDavid Almond, Robert Alter, Jane Austen, Joan Bauer, James Boswell, John Bourchier, Lord Berners, John Buchan, Edmund Burke, Edmund Crispin, Gavin Douglas, E. R. Eddison, Jasper Fforde, Richard Hooker, M R James, R. A. Lafferty, C. S. Lewis, Margaret Mahy, Sir Thomas Malory, Hilary McKay, Jaclyn Moriarty, 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 - University of Michigan, Jackson Community College Library, Linacre College Library, Oxford University, Magill Library, Haverford College, Saline District Library, Teaneck Public Library
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Member sinceOct 2, 2006
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