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by Tom McCarthy

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London: Jonathan Cape , 2010. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 9.5" by 6" . None . A bright signed first impression of this novel by Tom McCarthy, complete with its unclipped dust wrapper. The first edition, first impression of this work. Flat signed by the author to the title page. A novel by Tom McCarthy, following the life of protagonist Serge Carrefax before and after World World I, dealing with themes such as communication in relation to technology and society. This novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Complete with its unclipped dust wrapper. In the original publisher's paper covered boards binding. Externally lovely with minor shelf wear only. Flat signed by the author to the title page. The dust wrapper is unclipped and excellent. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Fine
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C. Corn. Taciti Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit, Supplementis Explevit, Notis Dissertationibus,...
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C. Corn. Taciti Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit, Supplementis Explevit, Notis Dissertationibus, Illustravit

by Garbiel Brotier

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London: W. B. Whittaker, 1823. Leather. Very Good. 8.5" by 5.5". None. Two volumes of Gabriel Brotier's influential work on the Roman historian and politician Publius Cornelius Tacitus. Published in Latin. Two of three volumes by Gabriel Brotier on the Roman historian and politician Publius Cornelius Tacitus. Published in Latin. It was Brotier's work that helped establish Tacitus' reputation as one of the greatest Roman historians, and in this volume that is accompanied by notes, supplements and dissertations, Brotier sews together the fragments handed down to us from antiquity. Rebacked in a brown leather binding. Externally, generally smart. Lightly rubbed to the boards, with some light bumping to the extremities. One of the extremities to the front board of volume II is lacking a little calf. Internally, generally firmly bound, with restored endpapers. The gutter is visible between pages 4 and 5 of volume II. Pages are lightly foxed throughout. Very Good
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C. Cornelii Taciti Opera.     Volumen I Taciti Annales Ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem;...
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C. Cornelii Taciti Opera. Volumen I Taciti Annales Ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem; Commentarius Perpetuus in C. Cornelii Taciti Opera. Volumes I. Commentarius in Taciti Annales

by Publius Cornelius Tacitus; GE. Alex. Ruperti

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Gottingen: Dieterich, 1804. Leather. Good. 8" by 5" . None . Tacitus's celebrated annals and their commentary in the original Latin, uncommon edition annotated by Georg Alexander Rupertus. A history of the Roman Empire by Roman historian and senator Cornelius Tacitus, from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero (AD 14-68), both portrayed as tyrants who caused fear in their subjects.This was Tacitus's final work; it is considered to be his greatest work and to this day an important source for the understanding of the history of the Roman Empire in Tacitus's time.Two volumes in uniform calf bindings, each featuring additional uniform title page 'Classici Romanorum Scriptores. Volumes VI C. Cornelii Taciti Opera' and 'Commentarii Perpetui in Classicos Romanorum Scriptores Volumen VI'. Volume II consists of a careful and extensive commentary of the 'Annals.'Uncommon edition edited by Georg Alexander Ruperti, Lutheran divine. In uniform full calf bindings with gilt tooling to spine, titles in gilt to red… Read More
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C Crispus Sallustius et L Annaeus Florus
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C Crispus Sallustius et L Annaeus Florus

by C Crispus Sallustius; L Annaeus Florus; [Sallust]; [Florus]

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Birmingham: Joannis Baskerville, 1773. First edition. Leather. Good. 12" by 9.5". None. A smartly bound, first Baskerville edition of Sallust and Florus' historical writings. In a full diced calf binding.ESTC reference no T133320. Collated, complete. Armorial bookplate of Rev. Thomas Briggs of Kings College Cambridge to the front pastedown. Inscription to the recto of front endpaper 'Presented to John Quicke eldest son of John Quicke of Newton House in the county of Devon Esqre. on his leaving Eton, by his tutor the Reverend Thomas Briggs, 1799'.Baskerville was an innovative type designer and printer. His typefaces were greatly admired by Benjamin Franklin. The Baskerville type is regarded as a transitional serif typeface intended as a refinement of the old-style typefaces of the period such as Calson. This work contains historical writings by Sallust, an early Roman historian in the time of Julius Caesar, and Florus. Florus lived during the times of Hadrian and Trajan. In Latin. A lovely… Read More
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C Crispus Sallustius et L Annaeus Florus
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by C Crispus Sallustius; L Annaeus Florus; [Sallust]; [Florus]

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Birmingham: Joannis Baskerville, 1774. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 7" by 4.5". None. An uncommon first octavo edition of John Baskerville's works of Sallust and Florus. From the library of the Crum Ewings and the Hamiltons of Lowood house. With the inscription of H Ewing to the recto of front endpaper. Baskerville was an innovative type designer and printer. His typefaces were greatly admired by Benjamin Franklin. The Baskerville type is regarded as a transitional serif typeface intended as a refinement of the old-style typefaces of the period such as Calson. This work contains historical writings by Sallust, an early Roman historian in the time of Julius Caesar, and Florus. Florus lived during the times of Hadrian and Trajan. In the original Latin. Preceding this octavo edition there was a quarto edition published in 1773. A lovely example of these classical historical writings, presented in the innovative Baskerville typeface. In a contemporary tree calf binding. Externally, very smart.… Read More
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C. E. Montague    A Memoir
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C. E. Montague A Memoir

by Oliver Elton

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1929. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 6". Unnamed. A fascinating memoir of the English journalist Charles Edward Montague by Oliver Elton, illustrated with eight black and white plates. A first edition copy. Charles Edward Montague was an English journalist, known also as a writer of novels and essays. Oliver Elton was an English literary scholar whose works include 'A Survey of English Literature (1730 - 1880)' in six volumes, criticism, biography, and translations from several languages including Icelandic and Russian. With bookseller's label to rear pastedown. In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, rubbing and occasional marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with spotting to text block edges and slight foxing to endpapers. Very Good
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C. Julii Caesaris Commentarii
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C. Julii Caesaris Commentarii

by Julii Caesaris

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London: Aedibus Valpianis, 1819. Leather. Very Good. 8.5" by 5.5". None. Julii Caesar's commentary on the Gallic and Civil War, in the original Latin language. Latin language. Illustrated with three folding maps. Collated complete. A detailed commentary on the Gallic Wars between the Roman people and the people of Gaul culminating in the Battle of Alesia in 52BC. Written by Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman general, statesman, and dictator. Bound in half calf with marbled boards. Externally, smart with light rubbing and bumping to the extremities. Minor loss to the head of the spine. The odd mark to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with light scattered spotting. Very Good
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C. R. Ashbee: Architect, Designer & Romantic Socialist
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C. R. Ashbee: Architect, Designer & Romantic Socialist

by Alan Crawford

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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Near Fine. 10.5" by 8". Not stated . A comprehensive biography on English architect and designer, Charles Robert Ashbee, in the original unclipped dust wrapper. The first edition. In the publisher's original unclipped dust wrapper.A fascinating biographical study of the life and work of English architect and designer, Charles Robert Ashbee. Ashbee was a prime mover of the Arts and Crafts movement, which took its craft ethic from the works of John Ruskin. This work explores Ashbee's personal life in the first eight chapters, with the next six focusing on his craft.Richly illustrated throughout, including a monochrome portrait frontispiece. In the original cloth binding. In the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, excellent with only minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Dust wrapper is slightly sunned and edge worn. With light marks and a 'Duff Cooper Memorial Prize' sticker to the wrap. Internally, firmly… Read More
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Cabal

by Michael Dibdin

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London: Faber and Faber, 1992. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 6". None. A crisp, first edition copy of this crime fiction novel from Michael Dibdin's famous Aurelio Zen series. The third book of this popular series. The Aurellio Zen series are Dibdin's best known works. They provide an insight into less visible aspects of Italian society at the turn of the twenty-first century. Aurelio Zen is an anti-hero, which adds to the irony and dark humour found in these books. There are eleven books in the series total. This is the third novel of this critically acclaimed series. Uncommon in such a fine condition. In the publisher's original cloth binding. With unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is excellent with just some light shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Light tidemark to the fore edge, affecting only the margin of a few pages. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and are generally clean.… Read More
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The Cabbage Princess
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The Cabbage Princess

by Errol Le Cain

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London : Faber and Faber , 1969. First edition. Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine. 10" by 8.5" . Errol Le Cain . A charming children's story of the Cabbage Princess written and illustrated by Errol Le Cain. The first edition.In the original price clipped dust wrapper. The Cabbage Princess is a charming children's story set in the 18th century. It is a story of a bad-tempered King who complained about everything and called everyone names. Within the course of the story, the King is offered a powerful enchanter and learns how dangerous name calling can be. It is accompanied by fourteen illustrations by Errol Le Cain which draw on 18th century artistic styles. Through his technique, Errol Le Cain creates a world that bursts with life and colour. In the original publisher's pictorial boards in the original price clipped dust wrapper. Externally very smart. Light marks to the dust wrapper. Spotting to the reverse of the dust wrapper. The boards are bright and clean. Internally firmly bound. The pages are… Read More
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Cabbages and Kings
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Cabbages and Kings

by O. Henry; [William Sydney Porter]

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New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1904. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5.5". None. The first edition of this interlinked collection of surprising short stories by O. Henry, or William Sydney Porter, in the lovely original pictorial boards. The first edition of this work. 'Cabbages and Kings' is a collection of eighteen interlinked short stories. The title for the book is taken from the poem 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' from Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass'. Written by William Sydney Porter under the pseudonym O. Henry. Henry was known for his short stories, in particular for their often surprising endings. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Campbell R. Coxe'. In the original publisher's pictorial cloth boards. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the boards and spine. A little fading to the spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Front hinge is starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are… Read More
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Cabinet Colloquies No. V. Concerning Cabinet Mortality, and Court Manoeuvres
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Cabinet Colloquies No. V. Concerning Cabinet Mortality, and Court Manoeuvres

by Anonymous

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London: J. W. Southgate, 1839. Paperback. Good Only. 8.5" by 5.5". None . A passionate duo of essays on the undermined topic of astrology and on Conservative statesman, Robert Peel. A very scarce work collated of two essays. In the publisher's wraps.Uncredited.This pamphlet comprises of two colloquies. The first is on astronomy and astrology, with a particular emphasis on how astrology had been left behind for more 'practical' science at that point.The second discusses the author's strong opinions on Robert Peel, who they believe was never cut out to be a statesman for the Conservatives. In the publisher's wraps. Externally, with wear to the extremities. The rear panel is loosening but still attached. Age toning and scattered spots to the wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with the odd spot to the first and last few leaves. Good Only
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Cabinet Makers and Furniture Designers
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Cabinet Makers and Furniture Designers

by Hugh Honour

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1969. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 11.5" by 9". Various. A smart first edition of this illustrated study of makers and designers of furniture. First edition. Illustrated with thirty-two pages of colour images and two hundred and thirty black-and-white images. Collated complete. The first book in a series of three, consisting of fifty makers and designers of furniture from the sixteenth century to the present day. With contributions from countries or areas including France, England, Italy, America, Scandinavia, and more. Written by Hugh Honour, a British art historian. In the original bright cloth binding. Externally, excellent. Original price-clipped dust wrapper is also excellent with minor shelf wear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout. Fine
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A Cabinet of Characters
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A Cabinet of Characters

by Gwendolen Murphy [ed.]

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London: Oxford University Press, 1925. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5.5". None. An association copy of Gwendolen Murphy's compilation of character sketches, previously owned by conservative MP John Arkwright An association copy of Gwendolen Murphy's compilation of character sketches, with frontispiece and ten illustrations, collated and complete. This copy is believed to have been owned by British Conservative politician John Stanhope Arkwright, whose name can be found in pencil to the recto of the front endpaper. Arkwright was MP for Hereford between 1900 and 1912, and also authored the hymn 'O Valiant Hearts' to honour those killed in World War I. Following an introduction into the history of character sketches, Murphy compiles a range of sketches written between the 17th and early 20th centuries. Alongside authors who are well-known for their extreme characterisations, such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Murphy offers a broad range of character types including coxcombs, country… Read More
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Cabinet Cyclopaedia Useful Arts a Treatise on the Progressive Improvement and Present State of...
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Cabinet Cyclopaedia Useful Arts a Treatise on the Progressive Improvement and Present State of the Manufacture of Porcelain and Glass

by Dionysius Lardner; [George Richardson Porter]

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London: Longman, Rees, Ormer, Brown, and Green, 1832. First edition. Cloth. Fine. 7" by 4.5". Not Stated. A scarce first edition of George Richardson Porter's detailed study on the production of porcelain and glass, illustrated throughout. A scarce work. The first edition of this work. Volume XXVI in Dionysius Lardner's influential 'Cabinet Cyclopaedia', a series of books totalling one-hundred and thirty-three volumes. A detailed work on porcelain and glass, discussing the history and manufacture, and the improvements that were happening in the industry contemporary to this book being published, and the possibility of future improvements being made. Illustrated with in-text engravings. Edited by Dionysius Lardner, who is best known for this extensive series. Written by George Richardson Porter, a statistician, who Four pages of publisher's adverts to the front. Rebound in a cloth binding. Externally, smart. A very small amount of bumping to the head and tail of the spine.… Read More
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The Cabinet History of England
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The Cabinet History of England

by Charles Macfarlane

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London: Charles Knight and Co., 1845-1847. First edition. Leather. Good Only. 6" by 4". Not Stated. The complete twenty-six volume set of Macfarlane's comprehensive work on the history of England, uniformly bound in thirteen volumes. The first editions of these twenty-six volumes in thirteen books in half calf bindings with marbled boards. All twenty-six volumes are illustrated with an engraved title page. The date of Queen Victoria's death and the start of King Edward VII's reign is inscribed to the last page of Volume XIII. Charles Macfarlane (1799–1858) was a Scottish writer, well-known for his historical and travel works as well as for his novels. Macfarlane's most substantial work was the Civil and Military History of England. The is the abridgment of that work, with a continuation bringing it up to date, first published from 1845 to 1847. The various books in this set cover, consecutively: the British and Roman Period, B.C. 55 to A.D. 449; the period from the arrival of the Saxons to the… Read More
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The Cabinet Cyclopaedia History of Denmark, Sweden and Norway
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The Cabinet Cyclopaedia History of Denmark, Sweden and Norway

by S. A. Dunham

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London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1839-1840. First edition. Leather. Good Only. 6.5" by 4". None. A complete three volume set of this history of Scandinavia. A complete three volume set of The Cabinet Cyclopaedia History of Denmark, Sweden and Norway by Samuel Astley Dunham. Three fascinating volumes of the rich history of Scandinavia, from the earliest times to 1814, with a table of Kings of the Scandinavian countries. With a vignette title page to volume one. In half morocco. Externally with some rubbing to the spines and boards and damp staining. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Good Only
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The Cabinet Gallery of Pictures by the First Masters of The English and Foreign Schools, in...
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The Cabinet Gallery of Pictures by the First Masters of The English and Foreign Schools, in Seventy - Two Line Engravings, with Biographical and Critical Dissertations

by Allan Cunningham

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London: John Major, 1834. First edition. Fine Binding. Good. 10" by 6". Various. A first edition of this scarce work on the first masters. With seventy-two engravings. A first edition of this scarce, heavily illustrated work by Allan Cunningham. With seventy-two engravings across the two volumes, collated and complete. To form such a comprehensive display of the first masters, Cunningham referred to a wide variety of public and private English collections. Alongside works from over fifty artists, Cunningham offers an account of the individual style of each painter. Ink inscription to recto of the front endpaper in volume I 'Marian Ryan, from an affectionate father, John Cotton. Binder's sticker to front pastedown of both volumes. 'Kelly Binder. 15 Gower Place'. Bookplate to rear pastedown in volume II, and to the front pastedown in volume II. Blind stamp to rear free endpaper from Neatham Mill Library in both volumes. In full calf binding. Externally, sound. Rubbed to the boards and… Read More
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A Cabinet of Portraits Consisting of Distinguished Characters, British and Foreign: Accompanied...
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A Cabinet of Portraits Consisting of Distinguished Characters, British and Foreign: Accompanied with a Brief Memoir of Each Person

by Anonymous

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London: William Darton, 1823. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 8.5" by 5.5". Unamed. A scarce edition of this collection of portraits of noted historical figures. An attractive volume, in a handsome calf binding. Anonymously published, this scarce work is is profusely illustrated With 64 plates, including portraits of Sir Isaac Newton, Sir William Raleigh and William Shakespeare. In a half calf binding. Externally, smart with some very slight bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with occasional scattered spot. Very Good Indeed
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A Cabinet of Gems, Cut and Polished by Sir Philip Sidney; Now, for the More Radiance, Presented...
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A Cabinet of Gems, Cut and Polished by Sir Philip Sidney; Now, for the More Radiance, Presented without Their Setting by George MacDonald

by Sir Philip Sidney; George MacDonald [editor]

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London: Elliot Stock, 1892. Leather. Very Good. 7.5" by 5.5". None. A smartly bound copy of this collection of poetry from Sir Philip Sidney. A Cabinet of Gems, Cut and Polished by Sir Philip Sidney; Now, for the More Radiance, Presented without Their Setting by George MacDonald. With a portrait frontispiece. A collection of poetry and writing on Men, Women, Love and Marriage, Religion, Philosophy, Human Nature, Politics, Art, Poetry, Phrases, and more. Written by Sir Philip Sidney, an English poet, courtier, scholar and soldier remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. Edited by George MacDonald, a Scottish author, poet and Christian Congregational minister who became a pioneering figure in modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow-writer Lewis Carroll. Bound in half brown crushed morocco with green cloth boards. Externally, smart with light rubbing and minor bumping to the extremities. Fading to the spine and the odd small mark. Internally,… Read More
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Did you know that since 2004, Biblio has used its profits to build 16 public libraries in rural villages of South America?