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Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter
Thomas S. Hansen. Milton Glaser, foreword.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781568984919.  Daedalus Item Code: 63863
 
You can't judge a book by its cover, so the proverb goes, but German-born book designer George Salter never subscribed to this truism. For more than 40 years his beautifully drawn and lettered covers ... (Read More)
 
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Classic Poetry for Dogs: Why Do I Chase Thee: From Elizabeth Basset Browning and Other Canine Masters
Jessica Swaim. Chet Phillips, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781423635543.  Daedalus Item Code: 63003
 
If spaniels wrote sonnets and labradors wrote limericks, of what would they muse? From "Shall I Compare Thee to a Steak Fillet?" by William Shakespaw (a bearded dachshund mix) to "How to Avoid ... (Read More)
 
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Clea
Lawrence Durrell.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780140153224.  Daedalus Item Code: 60996
 
The four novels of the Alexandria QuartetJustine, Balthazar, Mountolive, and Clea—follow a circle of couples as they come together and part with growing and then ... (Read More)
 
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Collected Nonfiction, Vol. 1: Selections from the Autobiography, Letters, Essays, and Speeches
Mark Twain. Adam Hochschild, intro.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101907702.  Daedalus Item Code: 69409
 
Whether crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans or blazing through Europe and the Americas, Mark Twain turned his wit, candor, and acerbic sarcasm on all his experiences. Along with scores of ... (Read More)
 
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A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction
Suzette Field.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062271839.  Daedalus Item Code: 53520
 
Great literature is filled with feasts and parties—an endlessly useful device for the writer, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in or ... (Read More)
 
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The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime
Harold Bloom.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812997828.  Daedalus Item Code: 63713
 
(Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews) What makes the classic American writers different from their European predecessors? It is the intensity ... (Read More)
 
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Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870–1920
Mary Harrell-Sesniak, ed. J. Harmon Flagstone, commentary.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452140186.  Daedalus Item Code: 63248
 
Long before Virginia O'Hanlon's famous 1897 letter to New York's Sun, which editor Frank Church replied to with "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," newspapers often fielded children's ... (Read More)
 
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The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
Simon Armitage, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393073973.  Daedalus Item Code: 41469
 
First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthure, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most spectacular poems ever written in Middle English. Only one copy of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Dictionary of Mythology: An A–Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes
J.A. Coleman. George Davidson, ed.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781784044787.  Daedalus Item Code: 64236
 
An engineer and surveyor as well as a logophile and author of several crossword dictionaries, James Coleman produced the encyclopedic first edition of The Dictionary of Mythology in 2007, a ... (Read More)
 
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Do-It-Yourself Brain Surgery: and Other Implausibly Titled Books
Joel Rickett.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190195.  Daedalus Item Code: 31886
 
The year 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of the Diagram Prize, Britain's annual contest to determine the oddest book title of the year—a hilarious celebration of the barmy side of publishing. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Dogfight at the Pentagon: Sergeant Dogs, Grumpy Cats, Wallflower Wingmen, and Other Lunacy from the Wall Street Journal's A-Hed Column
Barry Newman, ed.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062333193.  Daedalus Item Code: 54072
 
One of the Wall Street Journal's most popular features for more than 70 years, the daily A-Hed column—named for a graphical header that suggested the letter A—has diverted readers from the ... (Read More)
 
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Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats: And 366 Other Bits of Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times
Kathryn & Ross Petras.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780761156147.  Daedalus Item Code: 64466
 
When life hands you lemons, it's inspiring to hear from people who've made (and drunk) the lemonade. People who've been there and done that, who've graduated from the school of hard knocks and never ... (Read More)
 
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