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1831 edition illustrations by Theodor von Holst “The day of my departure at length arrived.” Title: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus Author: Mary W. Shelley The National Library (Third) Edition; First Illustrated Edition Published: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 Pages: 200; Introduction and Preface included. Call Number: PR5397 F7 1831 Mary...

     Past cure I am, now Reason is past care, And frantic-mad with evermore unrest; My thoughts and my discourse as madmen’s are, At random from the truth vainly expressed; For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. Duet Marie C....

“Where books are burned, in the end people will be burned too.” — Heinrich Heine, 1823 Celsius 233 Philip Zimmermann Tuscon, AZ: Spaceheater Editions, 2015 N7433.4 Z55 C45 2015 From the artist: I started doing research on the history of book-burning after seeing a video posted by the Islamic State/Daesh...

“We have all our elephants to see.” Empire BuildersCarol Inderieden and Chandler O’LearyTacoma, WA: Anagram Press, 2015N7433.4 I52 E47 2015 From the authors’ essay: “To see the elephant was to embark on a quest for riches and prosperity…The elephant is an illusion, an impossible...

“It is a prayer for the rebirth of a way of writing with breath.” CHANCCANI QUIPU Cecilia Vicuña New York: Granary Books, 2012 Quipu, or knotted cords, encoded the spoken language of the Inca, representing both single sounds and whole words, and was used as a form of communication...

«Лолита , свет моей жизни , огонь моих чресел . Грех mой , душа моя . Ло -ли –та…” Лолита Владимир Набоков (1899-1977) New York: Phaedra, Inc., Publishers, 1967 First hardcover edition in Russian First published in Paris in 1955, then in New York City in 1958 and...