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Game of Poems

In addition to useful pamphlets/presentation scripts for the improvement of young minds and state textbooks containing selections of important literature meant to encourage a love of reading, the Wood’s House collection also contains the following handy assortment of poetry (with prose … Continue reading

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Type(face)s and Tokens

The development of movable (metal) type presses is, of course, a revolutionary technological feat that changed how information was presented, stored, and shared. While we often (“we” being general folks who aren’t printers and know more about the results of … Continue reading

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In Case of Apocalypse, Break Into Library

While (as I’ve already said) there is no apparent rhyme or reason to the books in the Wood’s House collection, there are some popular genres and themes (broadly construed): historical fiction, outdated textbooks, and a wide variety of reference works. Among … Continue reading

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

As it is That Time of Year again (i.e. the closing few weeks of the Spring semester, when apathy and desperation most fruitfully combine), plagiarism, copyright infringement, and other forms of printed malfeasance occupy a lot of my attention. Even my little Wood’s … Continue reading

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Lost and Found Poetry

  Today’s entry in the ongoing business of cataloging the Wood’s House collection is a bit of poetic whimsy and class consciousness, discovered unexpectedly lurking in an aged copy of a 1938 World Syndicate edition of Joseph Devlin’s A Dictionary of … Continue reading

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Footnotes and Letters

The Wood’s House collection, as I’ve said before, is made up mostly of odds and ends; it’s a sort of Island of Misfit Books, including everything from ragged paperback novels to cookbooks and old editions of Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. Among … Continue reading

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Autumn Project, Part 1: Do Everything Well, or Do Nothing

For my Autumn project, I’m taking a look at the content of the Wood’s House collection of random books and nonsense as I compile an informal catalog. More fun with annotations ahead — this time with a bit of a … Continue reading

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