BOOKMAN'S HOLIDAY by Vincent Starrett


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Entertaining literary, travel, research, idiosyncrasy potpourri from Chinese horror and detective stories, to hobby buying in the orient; from research on the ""dead man's chest"" of Treasure Island, to oysters, ice cream; from a bookselling fairy story, to the origins of Mother Goose; from Chinese eunuchs to the death of Anatole France; from further exploration of Sherlock Holmes to Edward Fitzgerald; from hateful interrup to hero writer Hayne Reid...amiable conversation pieces for students and conn and layman alike. He certainly can do this sort of thing to the queen's taste.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1942
Publisher: Random House