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Dr. Carter is now world-famous

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 11:59 am

The latest news letter from The Folio Society carries the following story:


Well done!

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 12:24 pm

And now we also have a face to put with the name!!

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 12:48 pm

>1 drasvola:

A very interesting case-study. Reprinted with the kind permission of the Lancet, I assume . . . .

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 1:31 pm

> 3

Yes, close collaboration was essential...

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 30, 2013, 1:52 pm

Well done Warwick! I'm impressed that you've actually read all those books in your FS montage. My as yet unread Folio mountain considerably overlooks my leafed through foothill. And I'm envious of the spare shelf capacity you appear to have by your library door (though I doubt it will remain free for much longer as your F.A.D. becomes severe)!

PS I trust that rucksack in the photo was carrying at least one Folio.

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 2:13 pm

From one FAD sufferer/beneficiary to another, well done!

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 2:14 pm

Great piece!

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 2:51 pm

Could be the start of a new section to the FSD wiki: Spotlight on FSD libraries ...

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 30, 2013, 4:49 pm

Thank you all for your kind (and facetious - yes you Boldface) comments.
Cronshaw, the "space" by the library door is actually the yellow spines of the first few decades of my National Geographic magazine collection. And the rucksack did not have any books in it as the picture was taken during a climb of Mt.Virunga in Rwanda to see mountain gorillas. I offered the FS a more standard photo, but they chose the one they considered more interesting.
Elenchus, if you go to the FSD wiki, towards the bottom there is a short list of members who have posted pictures of their libraries. others are very welcome to add to this list.
It is amazing how messing around with FS book pictures resulted in this article.

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 5:17 pm

>9 wcarter: Yes I see now! I mistook those NG volumes to be the grainy wood backing of your shelves. So you are indeed as thoroughly shelf stuffed as a self-respecting terminal Folio Addict ought to be, excellent!

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 6:16 pm

Nice work :)

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 7:29 pm

Hello Dr Carter

I've also been a member for 15 years and I agree with almost all the thoughts in your article.
Would this be a good time for all of us to post pictures of our libraries on FSD?

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 7:52 pm

On the subject of libraries, anyone who hasn't already should spend some time here:


huhtikuu 30, 2013, 7:54 pm

Wonderful article, Dr Carter. Gorgeous library. Intrigued to read about the vinyl felt backed liners to protect your books. Will be on the look out for a similar product in Canada.

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 8:46 pm

Very nice library friend, kudos.

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 8:56 pm

And because we went 15 messages without anyone highjacking the thread - can someone post a list of the 19th century histories (OR point me to a list if I missed it). Some of the titles are not fully readable on pictures and looking for those with no names is... hard :)

PS: and doesn't The Rise and Fall of the British Empire belong there as well?

huhtikuu 30, 2013, 11:37 pm

Great job Dr Carter. Your library is wonderful

toukokuu 1, 2013, 1:45 am

Well done Dr Carter, I enjoyed the article very much. As a fellow FSD I shall bask in reflected glory!

>16 AnnieMod: Annie, here you go (shamelessly copied from a post by affle elsewhere in the FSD archives)

The Source of the Nile 1993
The History of the Conquest of Mexico 1994
Special Correspondent of The Times 1995
London Crooks and Characters 1996
Captain Cook's Voyages 1768-1779 1997
The Fatal Shore 1998
The Raj 1999
Pathfinders of the American West 2000
Seven Pillars of Wisdom 2001
Into the Dark Continent 2002
The Voyage of HMS Beagle 2003
A Secret Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina 2004
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire 2005
On the Origin of Species 2006
The Quest for the Northwest Passage 2007
The Descent of Man 2008
The Expression of the Emotions 2008
The Oregon Trail 2009
The Great Game 2010

I have been a somewhat haphazard collector of these. I have the first eight in the series, but then only two more from the final eleven.

toukokuu 1, 2013, 1:48 am

Nice sharing. The best member writes so far.

A little typo in David Roberts, and they took out the link to LT too.

toukokuu 1, 2013, 2:09 am

>12 kal249: Kal249
Any FSD member is welcome to post pictures of their library with a link from the FSD wiki. Go to:
scroll to near the bottom of the page, and there is a section headed Member Library Photos. You will need to have you pictures posted somewhere (anywhere - eg. Flickr) on the web, and you can insert the link at this point.
If you cannot work out how to do this, send me a personal message with the details of where the pictures are posted and I will update the wiki with your link.

>19 kafkachen: Kafkachen
I have emailed my FS contact to let him know the FSD link is missing, and that David (not Edward) Roberts is the correct author (that was my mistake, not FS, but they should have picked that up) of Holy Land, Egypt and Nubia.

Everyone else, thank you again for your kind comments.

toukokuu 1, 2013, 2:12 am

Anyone wanting to see a very detailed version of the FS book montage can go to:
Every title can be read very clearly at this magnification.

toukokuu 1, 2013, 2:12 am

>18 Conte_Mosca: Thanks... there are a few more than I thought... Oh well - I have a new hunting list now :)

toukokuu 1, 2013, 2:52 am

Great article, and I shall now have to look up that Amanda Vickery book, which has somehow passed me by.

toukokuu 1, 2013, 4:29 am

Well done Warwick ...I loved the article. We can claim fame by association . It is a story that all comes together with the super photographs of specific books and your library, and some nice personal background . This thread is one to be preserved and of course adds to the "to be acquired list". I have a first edition Singer on the Chemical industry but not the FS version and my copy of the Roberts' Holy Land is The Amercan University in Cairo edition ... Should I now be utterly addicted and purchase the FS editions ? Probably not and instead will opt for unowned titles.

OT. There is a nice story in the Guardian about Lambeth palace having the great good fortune (following misfortune) to have 1400 stolen books returned from a thief's attic hide away. Incredibly the good church people did not know they had lost so many books ... Thought it was a mere 60 . Sounds like they need LT cataloguing, but their loss predates the arrival of LT. I have not been able to send the link on this iPad ..

toukokuu 1, 2013, 5:22 am

Great article, and nice photos. Good to see FSD get a mention. Congrats to Warwick.

I'm curious to know whether Warwick's copy of "The Earliest Chemical Industry" is the one I posted about a while ago with the Mackinney inscription from Charles Singer. If so, I'm glad that he was able to pick it up. Otherwise it may be somewhere out there.....

Africansky1 mentions that it was published in a non FS version. Never realised that. I always thought that it had been a specially commissioned book by the Spence Company and was unique to the FS.

toukokuu 1, 2013, 7:58 am

I know why the FS made this choice for wcarter's photograph: because of his Crocodile Dundee look. If he had a ventral pouch instead of a rucksack, I'm sure it would have had still more success. ;-)

I have long hesitated with the London Characters and Crooks over the last years. I know now what to include into my next renewal order.

toukokuu 1, 2013, 11:19 am

Very nice!

toukokuu 1, 2013, 5:11 pm

Thank you .. Loved this blog

toukokuu 1, 2013, 5:18 pm

>26 SimB: SimB
The copy of Earliest Chemical Industry is not the one that you mentioned. I managed to obtain a near fine copy at a very reasonable price.
See Afrikansky1's thread for more information about this fascinating book.

huhtikuu 17, 11:17 am

I am almost 10 years too late but does anyone have a live link or access to the article mentioned in the OP?

huhtikuu 17, 11:37 am

>31 mr.philistine: does anyone have a live link or access to the article mentioned in the OP?

Me too. I'd love to read that article.

BTW, Antonio, wasn't he always world famous? :)

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 17, 12:08 pm

>32 folio_books:
Indeed... always. And prolific author of medical literature. Buried under tons of archived material, I probably have a copy of the article mentioned. I'll check. Not sure I'll find it.

Edit. Beaten. Thanks >33 bacchus.:

huhtikuu 17, 12:44 pm

>34 drasvola:
>33 bacchus.:

Thanks bacchus and drasvola. I think I've read it before. It was good to be reminded,

huhtikuu 17, 11:36 pm

>33 bacchus.: Thanks!

huhtikuu 18, 6:45 am

When I open the link it tells me that the blog is deleted

huhtikuu 18, 6:52 pm

>36 mr.philistine: that is a fabulous emoji :)

huhtikuu 18, 10:31 pm

>38 astropi: Here's another fun one. Wait for both characters...